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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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    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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    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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    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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    Jan 30th, 1:24am report

    When I hear this song, I can't but think of a girl my boyfriend knew in San Diego that was found dead in a pool. She had a lot of issues and numbed herself out and was used by many. It was deemed a suicide, but it she very may well have been murdered I never knew her, but for some reason I've cried for her and this song gets me choked up every time. R. I. P. beautiful girl.


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    Sep 20th, 2018 9:49pm report

    My interpretation of this song is that the singer is talking to someone dealing with depression. The part of the song that mentioned sitting inside your head refers to when someone is negative or even suicidal mindset. The lines "How do you feel, that is the question, but I forget, you don't expect any easy answer" to refer to people not wanting to see how the depressed person is feeling in fear that they can't help them if it is bad.

    Although I realize this isn't the original vision from Taylor but anyone that has dealt with someone close who is depressed or has been depressed themselves could probably relate this way.


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    Jul 26th, 2017 7:12am report

    To me, (My Father had Alzheimers.) This is a direct interpretation of how we saw each other. It was very hard. The glass was real. His world literally folded into little notes. This song was his life (& mine) before he passed. He was actually looking at us through the glass. He never knew how long it was between my visits. He was inside his head & he didn't know what was real & what wasn't. I was lucky to have had a night we spent in the lani watching the sunset (he called it the fire in the sky when he didn't have words for everything.) Years before we gifted him with a star in his name. This song will always be for my father Louis Mesar the best father a girl could ever have. The stars will always shine for him. I will love him through eternity & back again.


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    Mar 26th, 2017 3:37am report

    Looking through a telescope you see the twinkle of the stars. The stars are in water not in space. Oh its the stars, the stars thats shine for you. And its the stars, the stars that lie to you. Oh its the stars.OH ITS THE STARS THEY LIE!

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    Oct 8th, 2016 10:23pm report

    I think this song is about the lead singer talking to his s/o through the glass of a prison visitation area. The singer has committed a terrible crime, presumably murder and is telling his s/o how much they mean to him as he prepares to serve his life sentence and comes to terms with the fact that he will never be free again.


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    Jun 6th, 2015 6:00pm report

    Methamphetamine addiction is what I see as a central theme. Glass, slang for crystal meth, is smoked out of a glass piece, which "through the glass" I feel wild symbolize seeing life behind a pipe, behind the mental destruction meth causes.

    I have been a meth addict for 8 years, and this song just hits me so deep on an emotional level.

    Addicts become reclusive over time and before you know it, you have no real friends, no close bonds with family, and basically you are alone with your drug, time passing by and you are stuck. Stuck with a dependance on something that thrives off the destruction it creates.

    Meth specifically , causes symtoms that are exactly the same as mental illnesses. whether its ocd, schizophrenia, bipolar, manic depression, anxiety attacks, paranoia induced pyschosis, hallucinations, auditory and visual, delusions.....ect

    sexual encounter is mentioned as weell, and if you didnt know, meth makes sexual desire obsessivly sought after, porn or sex, anything to satisfy. Often relationships with meth users, is sexual only. Meth sex isnt about love, its the physical act of pleasure.

    I know this song is probably about what it seems, hollywood. But great songs dont have just one side. Everyone hears it different.

    Btw im nt pity partyin for me , meth addict. I just figured some other tweaker might read it and not feel so alone in his thoughts.......


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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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