"Glamorous Glue" as written by Alain Whyte and Steven Morrissey....
First day with the jar
You find
Everyone lies
First day with the jar
You find
Everyone lies, nobody minds

Everyone lies
Where is the man you respect?
And where is the woman you love?
Where's the woman you love?

Third week with the jar
You find
Everything dies
We won't vote Conservative
Because we never have

Everyone lies, everyone lies
Where is the man you respect?
And where is the woman you love?
Where's the woman you love?

Everything of worth
On Earth
Is there
To share

I used to dream, and I used to vow
I wouldn't dream of it now
We look to Los Angeles
For the language we use
London is dead, London is dead
London is dead, London is dead
London is dead, London is dead
Now I'm too much in love
I'm too much in love

I know
I'll go
Empty hand
From the land


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"Glamorous Glue" as written by Alain Gordon Whyte Steven Morrissey

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  • +2
    General Comment"...I am too much in love."
    -The Picture Of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde
    marquiceriseon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen Morrissey writes "we won't vote conservative, because we never have, everyone lies" he is referring to the situation in Britain where the tories were continually getting voted in, yet nobody was admitting to voting for them. Like many of his songs this just sounds like London to me. Now my heart is full is another which I think has London written all over it.
    johnbetjemanon November 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and the lines "Where is the man you respect ? And where is the woman you love ?" have to be some of the greatest words I have ever heard anyone say.
    AshesInTheSkyon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the title had to do with things that appear glamorous actually being quite seedy and nasty, such as London actually being a place where quite a lot of people were sniffing glue?

    I dunno. Otherwise, it's a great attack on England, and I love singing along to 'London is Dead', because it is, it's a horrible dirty expensive place, where everyone is miserable, and I'm very glad I don't work there anymore.

    'We look to Los Angeles for the language we use' is again Morrissey upset with what Britain has become. The originators of the English language, and we speak a bastardised American version - wassup wit dat yo???

    'We won't vote Conservative because we never have' is also a great line, but sadly probably no longer true...
    FishesWillLaughon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI adore this song....but I don't get the glue part. This may sound dumb, but is it a joke about sniffing glue?
    enolfon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is (about sniffing glue) because he's doing it to shut out all these horrible things:
    everyone lies
    everyone dies
    nobody minds
    So he's sniffing glue and it might be saying that london is going downhill morally perhaps?
    laocoonon June 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGlamorous Glue refers the the similarties that everyone in life has, it ties us all together.
    TIMMANon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGlamorous Glue refers the the similarties that everyone in life has, it ties us all together.
    TIMMANon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is about a man who has given up on life. Everyday things seem to much to handle. He doesn't like the city.
    KoRnSOADon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've heard jar being used as a term for a pint. Alcohol. Drinking tends to bring your mood down. The song starts with his realizing that everyone lies and he ends by attacking England, he's forced to see that the London he dreamed of is bollocks. He's still too much in love and in order to deal with that, he has to leave. It's a very romantic song. As for the title, I've never been entirely sure but I like that about it. I don't like knowing everything about everything. I prefer knowing nothing about anything. You have somewhere to go.
    Milaon March 15, 2007   Link

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