Glycerine

Another Friday, another song.  Today’s song came out in my early college days back in 1996.  Hearing this song really takes me back.  I recently learned how to play this song and I have had a lot of fun with it.

I have included three clips.  The first is the original music video, simple, but very well done.  The second is an acoustic version recorded by Bush.  The third video is a live performance by the band at Woodstock 99.  Enjoy!

Glycerine” is the fourth single from British grunge/alternative rock band Bush‘s debut album Sixteen Stone. With the third single “Comedown,” Bush reached number one on the Modern Rock Tracks chart for two weeks. “Glycerine” also reached number one for two weeks in December. It was also their biggest pop hit, peaking at number 28 on the Billboard Hot 100 on February 24, 1996 and the Hot 100 Airplay on January 27, 1996. The song is notable for not featuring any drums, but instead features cellos (which were commonly used in British rock and pop music when the song was released).

The music video for “Glycerine” was notable for being shot in a very short time period when the band was on tour in the United States. The video was shot so quickly because the band’s visas had expired. In spite of being very simple and unadorned, the video was highly acclaimed and won several awards, including the MTV Video Music Award – Viewer’s Choice from the 1996 MTV Video Music Awards. The music video was directed by Kevin Kerslake.

The song is also known for being performed live & solo by Gavin Rossdale, during a heavy storm at the 1996 MTV Spring Break performance stage at Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, Florida. Though thunderstorms threatened to cancel the show, Rossdale insisted in performing for a crowd that had waited to see Bush. Footage of the performance was put into video rotation by MTV.

Gavin Rossdale wrote this about his relationship with his girlfriend, Jasmine Lewis.

Glycerine is a chemical used in perfumes and medicines and also to preserve food. The title comes from the explosive applications of glycerine to stabilize nitro: in an interview Rossdale said the song was about how love was like a bomb.

Glycerine

Bush

It Must be your skin
(That)I’m sinking in
It must be for real
‘Cause now I can feel

(And)I didn’t mind
It’s not my kind
And it’s not my time
To wonder why

Everything’s gone white
Everything’s grey
Now you’re here,
Now you’re away

I don’t want this
Remember that
I’ll never forget
Where you’re at

Don’t let the days go by
Glycerine
Glycerine

I’m never alone
I’m alone all the time
Are you at one,
Or do you lie?

We live in a wheel
Where everyone steals
But when we rise
It’s like strawberry fields

I treated you bad
You bruised my face
(I) Couldn’t love you more,
You’ve got a beautiful taste

Don’t let the days go by

Could’ve been easier
On you
I couldn’t change,
Though I wanted to

Could’ve been easier
By three:
Our old friend fear,
and you,
and me

Glycerine
Glycerine

Don’t let the days go by

oh,

Glycerine,
Glycerine

Bad moon, white again
Bad moon, white again
Bad moon, white again
As she falls around me

I needed you more
(As we) Wanted us less
I could not kiss
Just regress

It might just be
Clear, simple, and plain
Well, that’s just fine
That’s just one of my names

Don’t let the days go by

Could’ve been easier
On you
You, you

Glycerine
Glycerine

Glycerine
Glycerine

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