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Glass

Serge performing Glass for The Edge on 30 September 2014

Glass was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the is the 7th track on 48:13.

BackgroundEdit

Glass is sung by Serge and features an original poem by spoken word artist Suli Breaks, who got involved after Serge saw his performance of Why I Hate School But Love Education on YouTube.[1] It was inspired by Serge's frustration with people's addiction to technology. "Boredom is such an important energy," he told the BBC. "That's when you think of new things, that's when you start creating. When did it happen that we stopped caring about what's going on around us? We're happy to get lost inside an infinite distraction machine."[2] Tom compared the song to Let It Be and described it as "dark, touching and wonderful."[3]

LiveEdit

Glass was first performed live in an acoustic session for Canadian radio station 102.1 The Edge on 30 September 2014.

QuotesEdit

"This comes from the idea that if the people joined as a collective we could do so much damage. It's like when they blocked the petrol stations and we didn't have petrol for three days. There's power in that."
— Serge (NME, 18 January 2014)

ReleasesEdit

LyricsEdit

We are going nowhere fast
Are we made of glass
No one knows
No one knows

Played out at the highest levels
On their leather sofas
Stop all human interaction
Keep them in their comas
Make a start and turn off everything
It's only then you'll see your life begin

Save me
Oh come on and save me
From this world

Tell me
'Cause I need to know
That I'm not alone

We are taught to watch the puppets
Not the hands controlling
Do you think if we pulled out the rug
The world would stop revolving
Make a start and turn off everything
It's only then you'll see your life begin

Save me
Oh come on and save me
From this world

Save me
Oh come on and save me
From this world

Tell me
'Cause I need to know
That I'm not alone

We are going nowhere fast
Are we made of glass
No one knows
No one knows
No one knows

A wise man told me that we are born with wings
But never taught to fly
Doesn't that make you wonder why
Is it to prevent us from falling out of the sky
Or is it to stop us from soaring too high
So let me ask you this
Are you running around in a cycle
Going nowhere fast
'Cause when you look at the man in the mirror
Is he made of nothing but glass
Were you never aware that mountains don't move themselves
Tectonic plates take something to make them shift
That all it took was a staff to part the Red Sea
All it took was a bus to Montgomery
A single woman who refused to give up her seat
We fought an entire army with a bouquet of flowers back in the Seventies
But now you're taught to remain a hamster on a wheel until you run out of energy
Afraid that if you strive for an ideal you end up like a Kennedy
It's like being on a treadmill every day but never losing any weight
'Cause to see success the food for though you digest has to change
We're stressed then high
Get depressed then die
But still afraid to question why
One of the biggest criminals I ever met wore a suit and tie
When did we stop believing
When did we stop marching
When did we stop chanting

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