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Annie Lennox: Walking on Broken Glass Meaning

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Song Released: 1992


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Walking on Broken Glass Lyrics

You were the sweetest thing that I ever knew
But I don't care for sugar honey if I can't have you
Since you've abandoned me
My whole life has crashed
Won't you pick the pieces up
'cause it feels just like I'm walking on broken...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 4th report

    It's a Lyrical and Visceral Story she's sharing about her most intimate and raw emotions she feels towards her lover. Her great love that tears at her soul despite her best efforts to reason with herself about the reasons for being the lover that loses and suffers the greater loss. She's writing the narrative but singing her experience in the emotions. She knows she made mistakes but one more night alone without the one she craves she needs takes another cut to her soul too deep. She will abandon all sense and sensibility if she can just regain what she feels she can not live without. Her Pride is not hidden but neither is her Pain. So don't diminish her voice it sings her truth.

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd report

    It's a Lyrical and Visceral Story she's sharing about her most intimate and raw emotions she feels towards her lover. Her great love that tears at her soul despite her best efforts to reason with herself about the reasons for being the lover that loses and suffers the greater lose. She's writing the narrative but singing her experience in the emotions. She knows she made mistakes but one more night alone without the one she craves she needs takes another cut to get soul to deep. She will abandon all sense and sensibility if she can just regain what she feels she can not live without. Her Pride is not hidden but neither is her Pain. So don't diminish her voice it sings her truth.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2018 report

    It's about how she loved john malkovich but he wanted someone younger so she had to date hugh laurie on the rebound and that bummed her out.

  4. ColbyCA
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    Mar 1st 2011 report

    The woman in the song is going through a break up, and the lyrics are about suffering. She wants her lover to take her back, to stop being angry at her. Not talking and not being with the one she loves is like being punished or "walking on broken glass." One person always suffers more when a couple fights or splits, and the song is about the one who is experiencing that pain.


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