"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 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 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
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    General CommentI'm sure 'the jar' refers to drinking pints rather than voting/killing jars.

    Then again, with Mozzer I'm never 100% certain on anything, which is part of his enduring appeal to me :o)
    Moominpapaon April 07, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI used the think the first lines were, "First day with the job you find everyone lies."

    So the song was about somebody young, starting out in a career, launching out into life, and becoming disillusioned and disappointed upon the realization that he has not found what he had expected or hoped: a man to respect (this could be a professional mentor or political leader to look up to, or even a reference to himself), and an adult relationship, in this case, a woman he loves.

    But the word is not "job," it's "jar" and nobody seems to know what that's a reference to.

    As for the title? Maybe the glue is what keeps even the most well-intended people stuck together in a big mess with everyone else. Expectations of a fulfilling life, of progress and moving on to better things, that are pulled stopped and stuck instead by the culture that to a young person seemed so desirable and glamorous but then reveals itself to be corrupt and dead.

    Whatever the specifics, this song is one of Morrissey's most scathing critiques of England. And one of my favorites.
    RayNashvilleon August 26, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI've always seen this song being about somebody hitting the booze and going to London pubs...after the third week of it...it starts to destroy his outlook on life and the city in general..."Glamorous" because it sounds like a 70's Glam rock tune...especially the intro...Love it anyway...one of my favourites from "Your Arsenal".
    Moz1970on June 11, 2015   Link
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    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
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    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

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