Life In A Glass House Lyrics - Radiohead

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Once again, I'm in trouble with my only friend
She is papering the window panes
She is putting on a smile
Living in a glass house

Once again, packed like frozen food and battery hens
Think of all the starving millions
Don't talk politics and don't throw stones
Your royal highnesses

Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
Well of course I'd like to stay and chew the fat
Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
But someone's listening in.

Once again, we are hungry for a lynching
That's a strange mistake to make
You should turn the other cheek
Living in a glass house

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Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
Well of course I'd like to stay and chew the fat
Well of course I'd like to sit around and chat
But someone's listening in.




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Loving Amnesiac | Reviewer: EddieWax | 9/26/11

Radiohead discovered me a little later than everyone else, though Creep was my first exposure to them back in 92 like everyone else. What finally led me to discover their stuff was hearing some of Thom Yorke's solo stuff, most specifically "Hearing Damage" that he did for Twilight. I then dove into his whole solo thing, "Analyze", "The Clock", "The Eraser", which then led me to a swan dive into the R.H. library. So rich and illustrious. I like to swing up and down with their speeds, my most favorite songs being "Reckoner", "Weird Fishes", "Paran. And.", "Nude", "The Gloaming", "Jigsaws Falling Into Place", and many more.

Knowing that the Amnesiac album is actually made up of all the songs that didn't make it onto "Kid A" is even more remarkable, to think these songs didn't make the final cut! I personally would have programmed the beginning a little different, such a slow, numbness to the entire first 16 minutes, though great sounds nontheless. I love "I might be wrong" "Knives Out", "Dollars and Cents", and "Life in a Glass house". Two themes stand out through this whole album: Indian tones and Jazz, most notably Ragtime and New Orleans. The "I'd like to stay around and chew the fat" choruses march right into a New Orleans funeral, marching down the street. The rest bounces back to that "speakeasy" sound, so bluesy. I love this album, and am listening to it the third time tonight. As for all the "Creep" talk, enough, that's all anyone talks about, the "controversy" with it. Blech. Nuff said. Dig it, man.



Just 'cause you feel it doesn't mean it's there.. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/29/11

Guys,
Radiohead i's one of those grat bands that leaves a mark on every album they put out. Pablo Honey it's not my favorite album from RH, however; it's the beggining of something great. They had to make an album like that to realize that mainstream music sucks. I like The bends and of course Ok Computer due to all the acoustics guitars and creativity going on. Kid A and Amnesiac ae just amazing displays of talent, Hail to the thief is genius and dark while In rainbows it's beautiful and artistic...I'm loving King of Limbs 'cause they decide to make an album completly different to what we were all expecting it to be. Radiohead and Pink Floyd are the same in different eras. Brilliants bands!



... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/7/10

Radiohead is amazing, especially this song. If you like creep good if you don't oh well, but if you know radiohead creep isn't their best song and if I recall they don't think so either in one of their interviews but correct me if i'm wrong.



perhaps SUZANNE's right.. | Reviewer: Dario | 4/29/10

Creep isn't bad song at all, it popularized song
which u can hear on the radio or tv,
i can't imagine Living in a glass house or Dollars and Cents(which is my favorite) on the radio.
No one is gonna put them here,
there'are 2 types of music: music for vast audience and for small,
of course creep is determined to 1st type(my opinion), but that doesn't make it bad, just too popular,
Suzanne is right, cause the same thing once i heard from Thom himself, so if someone's disagree then u can blam Thom
At the beginning of their music career , thom was very angry at British audience,
once on interview he told: i don't understand when someones hears about radiohead he tells 'oh, is that little guy who sings creep'
That's why 'creep' is the song that u won't hear on thaeir concerts often,
People're trying to break stereotypes,
I like creep, but it's not a "RADIOHEAD style"



Great Song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/10/10

This song is a great ending to amnesiac. The brass make it sound mellow, yet when it gets to the chorus part, it sound very aggressive and meaningful. This is defiantly one of my favorite Radiohead songs. Also about creep another one of my fav songs, it is mainstream and most people listen to it for the tune not the lyrics, but most people can relate to the lyrics unlike this song which is about media and how famous people never get any privacy and always have rumors about them going on. anyway great song. I love radiohead



yup | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/10/09

there's something about how he says "you should turn the other cheek" live. Almost in a jeering or bitter tone, suggesting perhaps that the act of turning the other cheek, while the correct way to respond to aggression or media lynching, is unsatisfying and sickening.



superb as usual | Reviewer: Bikram | 11/24/09

Radiohead sucked in the beginning.Their worst days were when they were called a rock genre band.They are good at albums like Amnesiac,Kid A,Hail To The thief,OK Computer & even In Rainbows.Howeveq,Creep is bloody shit & so are most of their early songs.Their music is ALTERNATIVE & quite different.It's not rock.They are a gr8 band.Even Thom Yorke's solo album Eraser was gr8 but do hell with creep and songs like it.



WE | Reviewer: jacob | 6/21/09

I always thought that this song was about Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel WE. Other songs of thoms, especially around this time, had a lot of Orwell and Huxley influences in them, so i think its pretty logical to think that WE, which plays to the same tune as 1984 and brave new world, is in here somewhere. i always the lyrics were 'and she is paper in the window pain' , a reference to those pink slips that have to put in the windows when they have sex with each other. And that also kinda hints at the downward spiral kinda theme that radiohead reference so much. like the bastardization of sex and what not..., also, the hungry for the linching thing kinda hints at what happens at the end of the book (dont wanna say in case somebody reads it but i guess that isnt too sublte :p ), and the chorus is also like the big brother is watching me thing too. and they lived in glass houses in the book, i guess that would be the biggest reference....



hungry for a lynching. | Reviewer: radiogod | 6/11/09

A lot of Thom's lyrics are abstract, especially from this era, but I think this song definetly has something to do with the hypocrisy and fakeness which surrounds mankind these days. Just like Like Spinning Plates, also Amnesiac, I somewhat interpret this as a dig at USA. This song made me cry today.



Creep and life in a glasshouse | Reviewer: Tania | 6/6/09

My personal opinion is that creep is a great song , but anybody can't compare Pablo Honey with Amnesiac/Kid A/Hail to the thief or In rainbows.. all of these albums are masterpieces and Pablo Honey is a good album only, but in my personal opinion the worst of all..




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