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Stone Sour - Through Glass


Stone Sour - Through Glass - Meaning of the song


"Through Glass" is the second single from the rock band Stone Sour's second album Come What(ever) May. It reached the number one spot on the BillboardHot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in the US, where it remained for seven weeks, and number two on the Alternative Songs chart.


Lead singer Corey Taylor wrote this song to express his outrage and dissatisfaction with what he perceives to be the artificiality of the music industry, and the hypocrisy of the celebrity life.

He explained:


I remember exactly where I was. It was 2004 and I was on tour with Slipknot. I was sitting in a European hotel room watching a music video channel, seeing act after act after act of this insane, innocuous, plastic music. They were plastic, bubbly, gossamer-thin groups where it was really more about the clothes they wore and the length of their cheekbones than it was about the content of the song they were singing. It really made me mad. I was like, "Is this it? Have we just gone full circle? Did the singer/songwriter revolution never happen? Is it just the same drivel from the same replicate over and over again?" ... "Through Glass" is really a very angry song. It's me basically calling bullshit on pretty much everyone involved with the American Idol-type shows. It has its place, but when you're basically cornering the market and making it very hard for anyone who actually writes their own music to get ahead, then it's wrong and that's really why I wrote this song.


Through Glass - Lyrics


I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed Oh, god it feels like forever But no one ever tells you That forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head [This verse is on the album version only:] 'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed All I know is that it feels like forever But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head How do you feel? That is the question But I forget you don't expect an easy answer When something like a soul becomes initialized And folded up like paper dolls and little notes You can't expect a bit of hope So while you're outside looking in Describing what you see Remember what you're staring at is me 'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed All I know is that it feels like forever And no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head How much is real? So much to question An epidemic of the mannequins Contaminating everything We thought came from the heart It never did right from the start Just listen to the noises (Null and void instead of voices) Before you tell yourself It's just a different scene Remember it's just different from what you've seen I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed And all I know is that it feels like forever And no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head 'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed All I know is that it feels like forever And no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head And it's the stars The stars That shine for you And it's the stars The stars That lie to you, yeah-ah I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed Oh, god it feels like forever But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head 'Cause I'm looking at you through the glass Don't know how much time has passed All I know is that it feels like forever But no one ever tells you that forever feels like home Sitting all alone inside your head And it's the stars The stars That shine for you, yeah-ah And it's the stars The stars That lie to you, yeah-ah And it's the stars The stars That shine for you, yeah-ah And it's the stars The stars That lie to you, yeah-ah, yeah Oh, and the stars Oh, and the stars, they lie


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