Song of the Day, May 18: Glass by Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians

RobynGlassFegToday’s song finds Robyn Hitchcock reunited with some old bandmates. After three solo discs, he assembled a new band — the Egyptians — featuring a few former Soft Boys and put together the album Fegmania! It’s a mixed bag, featuring some fun wordplay, some great playing, and some ideas that aren’t quite fully realized. One of the standouts is the wistful Glass. The wordplay is clever but poignant, eschewing his typical surreal approach. It’s a meditative number that would have been at home on his solo acoustic disc I Often Dream of Trains, exploring the various kinds of fragility and transparency that affect our relationships.

Glass is all we’re really made of and Glass is all we’ll ever be Nothing there to be afraid of, We’re both transparent, can’t you see?

Enjoy this beautiful song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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