Through Glass ~ Stone Sour

Stone Sour is a three time Grammy-nominated American hard rock band based in Des Moines, Iowa. The band was founded by Corey Taylor, vocalist of Slipknot, and former drummer Joel Ekman.

Taylor’s long time friend, Shawn Economaki, joined shortly after, and filled in as the bass player. The band had played clubs and bars with various different guitarists – often filling the position for just one show. This time, Stone Sour recorded 2 demo tapes, in 1992 and 1994. Shortly after, in 1995, Jim Root – who is now also part of Slipknot with Taylor – joined the band. The group was complete, and in 1996 recorded another demo tape, and songs from which would later be used in 2002 on their self titled debut album, Stone Sour. The band was named after an alcoholic drink that consists of one part whiskey, one part orange juice, with a splash of sour mix.

In 1997 the band went on hiatus when Taylor and Root spent most of their time with Slipknot, who were another up-and-coming act in Des Moines at the time who were to soon earn a record deal. Root also joined the band a year later, and Economaki went on to become their stage manager. Ekman stayed in Des Moines, and formed a family.

The band came back in 2006 to release their second studio album, Come What(ever) May. They parted ways with drummer Joel Ekman and recruited current drummer, Roy Mayorga of Soulfly.

Through Glass

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I’m looking at you through the glass
Don’t know how much time has passed
Oh God, it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

How do you feel? That is the question
But I forget, you don’t expect an easy answer
When something like a soul becomes
Initialized and folded up like paper dolls and little notes
You can’t expect a bit of hopes
So while you’re outside looking in
Describing what you see
Remember what you’re staring at is me

‘Cuz I’m looking at you through the glass
Don’t know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
No one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

How much is real? So much to question
An epidemic of the mannequins
Contaminating everything
When thought came from the heart
It never did right from the start
Just listen to the noises
(Null and void instead of voices)
Before you tell yourself it’s just a different scene
Remember it’s just different from what you’ve seen

I’m looking at you through the glass
Don’t know how much time has passed
And all I know is that it feels like forever
No one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

‘Cuz I’m looking at you through the glass
Don’t know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
No one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

And it’s the stars, the stars
That shine for you
And it’s the stars, the stars
That lie to you, yeah

I’m looking at you through the glass
Don’t know how much time has passed
Oh God, it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

‘Cuz I’m looking at you through the glass
Don’t know how much time has passed
All I know is that it feels like forever
But no one ever tells you that forever
Feels like home, sitting all alone inside your head

And it’s the stars, the stars
That shine for you, yeah
And it’s the stars, the stars
That lie to you, yeah

And it’s the stars, the stars
That shine for you, yeah
And it’s the stars, the stars
That lie to you, yeah

Oh, and the stars
Oh, and the stars they lie

(311)

About DJ Allyn

DJ Allyn is a burned out radio guy who went on to become a burned out sound engineer for a few Seattle area grunge bands in the 1980s and 1990s. Left the madness of worldwide tours with bands, cleaned up my act and went into the relative sanity of sound engineering for television series. Currently working as the Director of Sound for a television series being filmed in North Vancouver, British Columbia. I am always on the lookout for interesting videos, old music, and fun.

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