He stood in line with the rest
And waited got his chance
To take his place behind the glass
And watch the ladies dance

It's the nature of things
He stepped into the darkened space
The air was thick and warm
He drops the coins in one by one
The scene unfolds before him

He stands looking eye to thigh
As she looks down from above
Only to be recognized
As his former love

It's the nature of things

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Glass Sandwich Lyrics as written by Reid L. Iii Lalonde Les Claypool

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  • +2
    Song MeaningYeah, I think everyone else pretty much has this covered. However, in case anyone didn't get the reason for the song title: The guy and his ex are separated by a pane of glass, so it's a "glass sandwich" so to speak.
    destroyalltacoson May 24, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn certain... "gentlemen's clubs" they have these booths where you go in, and you put in your money, and the shutter thing on the window will open, and you have your show.

    This is pretty much just a funny story of total irony. THe guy goes in for a little show, and he pops in his money, only to see the girl he had dated before was now stripping for a living.
    Slightly_Shinobion September 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's a bit deeper than that, y'allses.
    When he's saying "It's the nature of things," he saying what goes around comes around.
    Like maybe he broke up with her cause he loved some one else, or she broke up with him cause he was a cheater, and he went to a porno palace like he does every day, and his ex-girlfriend is the new skank.
    Invader Z?on March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh the irony! It beleive it means that the nature of things is for majorly fucked up things to happen in your life.
    bugmenoton October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like he puts some change in a nickelodeon...thats playing porn?

    and its his ex-girlfriend it sounds like?
    pink adamon January 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this may (or may not) be a true story of les's past. In "De Anza Jig" and "Hats off," he speaks of one of his early girlfriends who happened to lose her virginity to him.

    In de anza,
    "I remember the day that she gave me her virginity,
    and then she gave it ti everyone in our vicinity."

    and in hats off,
    "At seventeen, I'd get naked with a beauty queen
    At the Hot Tub Zone
    At nineteen, she was livin' hard and snortin' drugs
    That decayed her bones"

    It is possible that he is speaking of Jenny, who after she dated les, became a total whore.

    Definately worth asking les.
    usernamedeletedon January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's a scene in the Crow 2 that has Iggy Pop's character going into a booth like the one described in this song. Just for referance ;)
    The Distortedon May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was at the Wells Auto Museum in Maine, and they had Nickelodeons With porno in them. You drop in a few dimes and there's a bucnh of naked chics dancing or something. Yeah that's what the song reminds me of.
    Chris Ron July 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYah, the guy steps into a private protection dance booth (glass wall that seperates the dancer from the room where the customer jacks it) and the stage is elavated above him as he sits, "eye to thigh as she looks down from above" and sure enough its his former girl friend.
    GreenAndyon September 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's more specifically about happiness coming and going over time, though otherwise I agree.
    Baudson June 01, 2007   Link

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