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Through Glass by Stone Sour

Album: Come What(ever) MayReleased: 2006Charted:
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  • 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. (thanks, Jameson - Lexington, KY)
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Comments: 32

I was told that this song is about smoking meth cause he's looking at it through the glass get it.Sarah - Chattanooga Tn
I always thought this song was about an animal spending all it's life in a zoo, watching all the people go by and doing nothing.Noel - Vegas, Nv
This song may have been written about surviellance and satellites. You might want to check out the potential disaster that the US faced in 2006 from terrorists that had gained access to directed energy weaponry - see persian gulf war - oh, and that is my voice singing "No more scattered voices" as it relates to the previous commentary. Even for us civilians the war has been very difficult. Peace always, PhilPhil - Boise, Id
This song makes me think of a person who is avoiding the outside world, and someone admires that person and views that person through their window. The person see's how much the person inside has regret of the outside world. The stars represent dreams, and when that person in the home has the dreams that he/she cant accomplish, that person feels lied to and like nothing. The person on the outside knows how the person on the inside feel's; alone and like nothing is worth it, but the person on the outside see's how special the person on the inside is. I know how it feels. I'm stuck inside my home all the time, and I have one person who believes I can follow my dreams, while i feel trapped by my parents. I look at the stars and see something special, but can never reach that goal.April - Galveston, Tx
And @ Oliver...Corey Taylor is the only one who is in both bands.Randy - Branford, Ct
Wow...I always thought this was about staring at a picture of a loved one (framed) or maybe through a computer, and missing them or reflecting about a failing relationship. I don't watch videos so I never found out from thatRandy - Branford, Ct
Corey Taylor Quote: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 'bulls--t' 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.
Kris - Rochelle, Il
It's about tabloids. Just listen to the lyrics. People talking about you and being so fake.Kadie - Easton, Pa
this is one of my favorite songs of all time corey taylor whooo hooo!Sparky - Berea , Ky
I'm amazed that anyone from Slipknot can actually make a somewhat okay song. The thing that's even more amazing is that this is a really great song.Oliver - Atlanta, Ga
Drawing a very thin line between 'Reality' and 'Possible Actuality', Corey Taylor has indeed spread the subtle nuance. To be more direct, the song moves on like its message.. Move on.. its about Y.O.U.R past.. that is when you reflect back at yourself. You could easily drown in thoughts of former instances of your dirtiest actions.. Move on..is the message of this song. Read the following carefully.. "through the looking glass" .. this could also imply mostly the same, but it is not complete. 'The Looking Glass' is your mirror.. it 'feels like forever' .. 'sitting all alone inside your head.. How much is Real ?? That is the questionAlexander - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Stone Sour is awesome, but lets not hate the band Slipknot. They are very good so be nice :POlav Salhus - Stavanger, Norway
Wow. I had no idea that Corey Taylor could actually sing as opposed to the screaming his does with Slipknot. I don't like Slipknot and those kinds of musical groups but I do like this song. Perhaps its because he sings on this one and doesn't scream obseninities and it actually sounds good. As far as the meaning I would say the song is about somebody who is disillusioned with his world and it may also be about mental illness.Joel - Lawrence, Ks
Truly there are many meanings the one I heard was about corey quitting the booze and one I made up was about being in prison......Shannon - Pheonix, Az
This song makes me think about Pink Floyd it has so many meanings! It reminds me of the guy that we have all seen walking down the street....or maybe yourself when you feel like everyone is looking at you and no one else....almost like you are about to explode from the pressure....kick ass song though one of my favorites !!!Blake - Tahlequah, Ok
Ths Song is about corey kid. through the glass refers 2 the glass in the nursery at the hospital were you can see your newborn. when he says it feels like forever corey is talking about not being able to get his kid. if you think about it, it makes sense. When corey says when something like a soul becomes initialized and folded up like paper dolls and little notes refers to baby paper work for its info.Daniel - Dayton, Tx
This song is actually talking to you. You the person, through the TV glass. he doesnt know how much time has passed because he is on TV. You dont expect an easy answer because your mind is organized by media (paper dolls and sound bites) and some part of you sees PAST that shallow world. But remember, he is being REAL when you look at him. So what is real when you are bombarded by media mannequins that tell you how life is supposed to be? Media is NOT to be belived because it is differant than what you see in real life and the voices in your head are trying to tell you that it doesnt add up. The media highlights and Stars are there to distract and lie to you so that you will ignore the doubts and do what they say, because life is supposed to be the way they tell you. The Media Stars are lying to you. So, who stars do you believe in? Those are the people that are lying and they are the lies you believe.Spinz - Middletown, Ny
Incredibly complex song sharing the best trait of any great song! In addition to being well written, the message can be applied to so many things in ones life ... both public and intensely personal.Cooter - Charlotte, Nc
Heard this on a rock station. Not bad.Bruce - Long Branch, Nj
the slipknot singer, Corey, is singing about the time he almost committed suicide but he was stopped by his wife

he was on a window cleaning place...his wife saw him THROUGH THE GLASS
Justin - San Diego, Ca
Yes, the celebrity thing is right... through glass, could be referring to a television screen.Slain - Nunya, Va
this cd is stuck in my cd player...AWESOME!!!Kenny - Wilmot, Nh
What a song!! Well sung, great lyrics, fantastic tune, stone sour are one of the best rock bands around at this time.Steve - Liverpool, England
I always thought it was about being in jail. He's talking to his loved one behind the glass on those little phone booths and don't know how much time has passed meaning he's in there for a long time. But the commercialism thing sounds right. Thanks guys!Dana - Hoover, Al
This is one of the better songs about life in Hollywood, portraying it in a negative light.Mike - Santa Barbara, Ca
i was toldthat this song is about corey's wife dying while she was giving birth to his child...and that when he says 'looking at you through the glass...he's talking about the room babys are put in when theyre born. is this true?Ashleigh - Biloxi, Ms
The video does a great job of reinforcing the lyrics, about the two-diminsional commercialism of people in show business, especially executives and their syncophants.Mike - Santa Barbara, Ca
I STILL PREFER 30-30-150!!Sid - Desmoines, Ia
There is an mp3 floating around (they say) with two beeps added. What is the deal behind it? Is it due to an anticopy measure, or maybe it was issued as a sample?Mariko - Ottawa, Canada
One of my favorite songs, from one of my favorite bands. It applies to a lot more than just the music industry, too...Jameson - Lexington, Ky
In England, VH-1 is the decen station, with MTV being the one that tries to forcefeed people the crap "urban" music and what they think is right to worshipLuke - Manchester, England
I connected to this song because on vh1 people worship celebrities without thinking about their own lives.Sam - Portsmouth, Va