"Walking On Broken Glass" as written by and Annie Lennox....
Walking on, walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass

You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
But I don't care for sugar, honey, if I can't have you
Since you've abandoned me
My whole life has crashed
Won't you pick the pieces up
'Cause it feels just like I'm walking on broken glass

Walking on, walking on broken glass

The sun's still shining in big blue sky
But it don't mean nothing to me
Oh, let the rain come down
Let the wind blow through me
I'm living in an empty room
With all the windows smashed
And I've got so little left to lose
That it feels just like I'm walking on broken glass

And if you're trying to cut me down
You know that I might bleed
'Cause if you're trying to cut me down
I know that you'll succeed
And if you want to hurt me
There's nothing left to fear
'Cause if you want to hurt me
You're doing really well, my dear

Now everyone of us was made to suffer
Everyone of us was made to weep
We've been hurting one another
Now the pain has cut too deep
So take me from the wreckage
Save me from the blast
Lift me up and take me back
Don't let me keep on walking
I can't keep on walking, keep on walking on broken glass

Walking on, walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass
Walking on, walking on broken glass


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"Walking on Broken Glass" as written by Annie Lennox

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  • +2
    General CommentThe person in the song has been hurt by a lover, abandoned. Their heart has been broken, and the pain is so sharp, it seems like they are walking on broken glass. The imagery is like being in an abandoned house with the windows smashed, and glass all over the floor. The person says that if the lover's intention was to hurt the partner, they succeeded. It ends with a plea to pick up the pieces and save them from the destruction of their happiness.
    groupingon May 16, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love anything she does; her voice is phenomenal.
    v2kin2flaton June 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, I used to really like this song. I guess I still do, but I don't want because it kind of hits home right now. I think the melody is deceiving.
    hotrod78monteon December 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation'Won't you pick the pieces up'

    To me, the glass is her shattered heart and self esteem...and she doesn't want him to take her back, she just wants to know why he has hurt her so she can pick up the pieces and move forward.
    jeuneromantiqueon January 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Your doing really well by me"...I thought thats what the line was. But
    hey what do I know? LOL:) Don't answer k? K.
    Annie is an amazing vocalist.
    Thia007on November 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally good song. Oldie but an early 90's classic... its great. the video is good too
    ChrissyTinaon February 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, i enjoy the video....annie lennox is cool. so is this song.
    weezerific:cutleryon March 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love annie lennox's use of video her videos are so theatrical and this video and song are a prime example!
    Riot Grrrlon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgrouping, I totally agree. A sad song with a happy-sounding tune.
    Ultimate Panopticonon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the kind of song that i can never pass up when it comes on shuffle. the intro is epic and always makes me want to listen to the rest of the song. i also love the use of strings in this song.
    whyyesitscaron February 01, 2009   Link

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