Radiohead Lyrics

Life in a Glass House

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

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.

 

SONG INFORMATION

Released: June 2001
Found on: Amnesiac

“Life in a Glass House” follows the Radiohead tradition of having a powerful, emotional song at the end of the album. This song is without a doubt amazing and features Veteran jazz trumpeter Humphrey Lyttleton.

Review from SXSW by Allstar: Last but certainly not least was “Life in a Glass House,” another surprise from a band from which nothing seems surprising anymore. Beginning with an atmospheric loop and clanging church-like bells, the song quickly morphed into a New Orleans-style, big-band rumpshaker. Fueled by a horn section that included a clarinet, a trumpet, a trombone, and who knows what else, “Glass House” would have served well as a time-travelers glimpse into the Third Millennium during a 1930s Mardi Gras ball.



  • Train Heartnet13

    amazing blues
     

  • Bella

    http://thom-yorke.livejournal.com/4750.html on thom yorke’s live journal. It says what the song is about, and it comes together so nicely. The mystery is not intended…

  • Enrico Samsa

    https://youtu.be/z4PKzz81m5c?list=RD5hdArkLf-8Q

    Check the similarity with this another jazz song.

  • Lee Taggart

    Apparently it’s not actually his live journal, but a fan posing as him and posting Thom Yorke quotes from interviews.