It's been a while since I've seen your face
It's been a while since I've walked this place
I see the monkeys riding on their bikes
Racing through the impossible night

You say you're feeling like a new tree
Man they'll cut you from limb to limb
Pick your pocket with such delight
Shake it to the right
Shake it in the light

Oh can't you see the glitter
The glitter in their eyes
Oh can't you see the glitter
The glitter in their eyes

Genius stalking in new shoes
Have you got WTO blues
Dust of diamonds
Making you sneeze
Kids on rollers ready for
Running through the junkyards
Breezing through the halls
Racing through the malls
Walking through the walls
They'll strip your mind
Just for fun
Quoth the raven
Yum yum yum

Children children everywhere
Selling souls for souvenirs
They've been sold out like as not
Just for chunks of Ankgor Vat

They'll trade you up
Trade you down
Your body a commodity
Our sacred stage
Has been defaced
Replaced to grace
The marketplace
Dow is jonesing at the bit
42nd Disney Street
Ragged hearts unraveling
Look out kids
The gleam the gleam
All that glitters
Is not all that glitters
Is not all that glitters

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Glitter In Their Eyes song meanings
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    General CommentI see this as being about child slavery in third-world countries.
    "Diamond dust making you sneeze" is a reference to forced mining in Africa; "Your body a commodity", meaning that they're bought and sold frequently. Meanwhile, "Dow is jonesing at the bit", meaning that America is essentially ignoring this problem and profiting off of the backs of these children.
    Acephalouson December 13, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationMy predecessor Acephalous seems to be on to something, and coins often have two sides.

    I have that glitter, dazzled and bedazzled by the Televised and advertised. The want the want, there's so much need in the world but not in the malls, not in the halls of Dow or between the walls Disney -- where my want lives. I tune in but don't tune out -- with glitter I gaze, and my children's children's children, I taught them that same haze. The more the more, the want the want, and our gold, it glitters in the grasp of their hands.

    EatingPieon October 13, 2014   Link

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