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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

How do you feel, that is the question
But I...

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    icarus_zeppelin
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    Jun 11th, 2007 6:21pm report


    Obviously, the video suggests the song is about Hollywood being the piece of shit that it is, but I think the meaning goes much deeper.

    I think the idea is that Corey is looking at himself in the mirror. His internal self is asking his external self how he feels.

    He must appear okay to everyone, but he is asking himself how he really feels. While he is carrying on a conversation with himself, he begins to realize that hope is just a dream. It can never really be achieved.

    What does he hope for -- He hopes for someone who isn't a "mannequin". Who actually cares about being more than what they appear to be externally.

    Thats where Hollywood comes in.....

    Everyone idolizes stars and tries to be just like them-- Superficial, stuck-up, self-centered, and plastic. Completely fake and utterly worthless in Corey's eyes.

    And so long as everyone is trying to be a mannequin, all he can do is sit there...all alone inside his head.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 6th, 2006 12:00pm report


    The song itself — with its reference to "An epidemic of the mannequins contaminating everything" — began when Taylor was “sitting in a European hotel room watching a music video channel," he says. "I just remember seeing act after act of this inane, innocuous, plastic music. They were 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. '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."



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    paparoach
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    Jan 4th, 2007 1:58pm report


    this song is about everyone being fake in hollywood and the whole music business telling everyone who they should be and how to be.... otherwise they won't accept them into their world... He's saying that he's been sucked into it and is now realizing that he can't just be who he is, that is why he says he doesn't know how much time has passed. now he's sitting all alone inside his head thinking about how it's all happened fast. maybe he's alone because his ego took over and all the real people in his life are sick of him....?



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    anonymous
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    May 29th, 2013 5:29am report


    I believe this song can be about aspergers, the "Eeyore" types , that hide away....while the stars shine for everyone else.....anyone who loves someone with aspergers can relate...anyone with aspergers could be singing this to those outside the glass.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2013 4:48pm report


    I think its the interpretation of the very first incident of two people falling in love. And the fall of mankind. And the angel is the fallen angel talking to the supposed eve. And the mannequins are the people walking around that have lost their souls and the stars are the stars in their sky but they lie because their not where she remembers being from and the angel wants her to know the song is for her



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    anonymous
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    Mar 5th, 2013 3:49pm report


    well this is a very tough one as "the glass" can have many meanings. As meantioned in earlier interperations it can be the mirror, the glass in a prison, /or a window itself. The stars def. represent the hollywood"fakes". They are plastic like manequins and every one, for whatever unknown reason, looks up to them and tries to be like them. He seems to feel like he is "lost in forever" in that he doesnt know quite how long he has been there. He could be looking inside himself or hes looking at someone else. It really depends on how you look at yourself.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2012 8:32pm report


    I thought it was about a stripper being stuck behind the glass wall with all these pervs watching her day after day. I might be wrong, but I like my cynical interpretation



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    anonymous
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    Jul 18th, 2012 7:44am report


    I work at a psychiatric hospital....
    & this song really makes me think that it's written in the perspective of a patient. I could be wrong or slightly biased, but from my experience on psychiatric wards; this is dead on from a patients pov.
    But I have heard the photograph theory also, lookin through the glass of picture frames. Makes sense. Could be that also. Could be the one about Hollywood being a fake piece of shit cancer on our society. But the one that makes most sense to me is my theory (and I'm sure many others have thought it also) about it being about a psych unit.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2012 7:47am report


    I belive thet the singer is sitting at home reliving all of his memories threw looking at all the pictures of love ones, and all the good time he has had with them. He wishes he can go back to the time when the all were still around and cared about him. Through glass is referes to him looking threw a camera lens and then taking the presios memories that he once had



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2012 4:17am report


    i really do think he is in jail because of the part, im lookig at you though the glass, as in visiting hours



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    KDJ
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    Feb 17th, 2012 2:31am report


    Me: The song is about Corey Taylor Conscious.

    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

    Me: His conscious is looking at him in the mirror, and it telling him that this lifestyle he has feels like it lasted forever because he misses his old life (home). His conscious is sitting all alone inside his head.


    Lyrics: When something like a soul becomes
    Initialized and folded up like paper dolls and little notes You can't expect a bit of hope

    Me: When a person essence is erased (initialized) and then made into something fake and superficial, then there is no hope.

    Lyrics:An epidemic of the mannequins
    contaminating everything

    Me: Fake people are infecting everyone.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 25th, 2011 10:05am report


    When I 1st heard this song my mother had been diagnosed with end stage Alzheimer's Disease. Every time I hear the 1st verse of this song all I can think about how lonely she must have been locked away in her mind and unable to carry on a conversation with anyone... it just saddened me know she only remembered me as the long haired boy.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 2nd, 2011 9:17am report


    Unsure how anyone who has seen the video would think it's about being in prison. The glass is an obvious referral to a camera lense. (my opinion of course)



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 2011 7:26pm report


    I think its about a relationship "put on pause" or so to speak I say it from experience waiting for that person you love and feels too far away and feeling like you've been waiting forever for that one person..idk that's what I think when I hear this song..makes me cry :-(



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    anonymous
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    May 24th, 2011 5:00pm report


    When I heard this song I thought of my brother. Sentenced to 25 years, knowing how much my mom and I hurt because of this he feels bad. I think it deserves a different interpretation for every one. To me it seems like any one that is there and you want yet you can't "touch" is being represented



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:51pm report


    Look guys
    officialy corey says that it was written about shitty pop music
    but as with most of his songs the meanings go so much deeper
    it's just about what it means to each person.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 17th, 2010 11:04pm report


    For me the song has a personal meaning. This song pretty much descibed an episode in my life after I lost the woman I love.

    I found myself staring at my reflection in a window at work. It was dark outside but don't recall it getting dark, so had no idea how long I'd been there. Being lost in my own thoughts really did feel like home for me as reality, and my life, fell apart. I found was asking myself questions that I didn't have answers for, or was unable to face up to. I felt that my heart and soul had been torn out, screwed up like a piece of paper and thrown away. All hope had effectively gone.

    I became the talk of the office after that. People I thought were friends forgot their problems and spread gossip about me (mannequins contaminating everything) and laughed at me behind my back (no more sad voices).

    As for the stars, I used to think as a kid that as long as I could see the Ursa Major, the big dipper or plough constellation, I would always be safe from harm. I felt at the time that the stars had lied to me.

    Sorry for the soppy explanation, but as I said, it's my own personal meaning to the song.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 11th, 2010 9:13am report


    Quoted from Corey Taylor on why he wrote this song

    “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.”

    so I'm going with he got really angry at music and peoples hollowness



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