"Glass" as written by and Gavin Degraw....
Fool you made the girl fall in love
You said those beautiful things
She thought you spoke things you mean

Caress her skin like it's glass
She hears your voice making plans
And she just breaks in your hands

You don't wanna see somebody beg
As you feel her heart surrender
You begin to fall
How do you say that something's through
When it never even started
At least not for you

You breathe her air and you leave
You keep your mind on yourself
And lie the glass on the shelf
After the heavenly speech
Your body throws holy heat
The angels sing when our eyes meet

It wasn't a lie but it wasn't true
I just wanted to make you feel good
Just wanted you near
I wasn't prepared I wasn't thinking of you
That you could actually love me
It never should have started

She's dreaming back on the past
Every opinion agreed
Doesn't know what to believe

It must have been for a cause
Our lives have so many doors
Don't think about him anymore

But it was the kiss, it took me away
It's like he knew that I am fragile
He handled me like glass
And it hurts but it's what I deserve
Because I should have been more careful
With the others that I handled
I should have been
I should have been
And knowing this I know
That he'll get his
But I don't want the man to suffer
Oh not the way I am
Because deep down I know that he's glass too
But it really doesn't matter
Until it's happening to you
Everybody breaks
Everybody breaks

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"Glass" as written by Gavin Degraw

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song by Gavin. The lyrics are beautifully written and so eloquent. I really hope that this song makes the next album because it has the potential to be a big hit for him. I think a lot of girls (and ofcourse some guys, too) could really relate to thing song.

    The song is pretty straightforward but it is also very unique. I don't know of too many other songs that convey the message this song does.

    'Glass' is about being in a situation that is one-sided. The girl has deep feelings for the guy but they are not reciprocated. The guy enjoys the company of the girl but he doesn't love her the same way she loves him. Not many things in life hurt worse than being right next to someone and feeling 1000 miles away... listening to them making plans and not wanting you right there with them.

    The message of the song is that you should handle people's feelings like glass... very carefully. You shouldn't lead someone on. As much as you might feel destroyed inside by getting hurt by someone you should know that we are all human. That person is just as fragile as you are and will likely feel that same way at some point in their life. "It doesn't really matter until its happening to you... everybody breaks sometimes."
    kristaseleneon April 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe cool thing about this song is that Gavin sings it from 3 different perspectives: 3rd person, The girl's point of view, and him as himself. It's a very artisitic and unique song. It's basicly about a guy who is with a girl and then leaves her... I love this song, and I think that a lot of people would enjoy it, if they only knew about it...hopefully some day, this song will get what it deserves!
    gottalovethemusicon March 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a girl falling in love with a guy but he doesn't feel the same.

    "Dont make a girl fall in love with you, if you dont intend to catch her"
    BritBriton June 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song!!! hope it makes the next album!
    finallyfreeon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere is a theme of karma in this song at the end when it goes:

    it hurts but it's what I deserve
    because I should have been more careful
    with the others that I handled

    kinda what goes around comes around!
    finallyfreeon February 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible. it discusses something that happens all too frequently and sends a very touching message.
    gamninton April 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song leaves me speachless. Gavin Degraw is the by far one of the best lyricists around. This song puts into words what so many of us feel about relationships that end. It's incredible.
    mel29821on April 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't understand what he means when he sings "your body throws holy heat"
    Can someone please explain this to me?

    Side note: When he says "every opinion agreed"
    I always think he's going to say "every pin in the grenade" even though I know what the real lyrics.
    Weird, huh?
    Salmonnerdzon December 22, 2009   Link

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