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Lyr Add: Broken Glass (Claudia Schmidt)

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Subject: Broken Glass
From: GUEST,Hoot & Fidget
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 09:37 AM

I heard a song about 10 years ago & I remember one line from it -- sort of. The line was:

I was walking (waltzing?) through the broken glass last night and thought of you
And I wondered where your restless ways had brought you to,
...

That's it.

If anyone can please help me find the lyrics and anything else about it I would be appreciative.
TIA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broken Glass
From: Jerry Dingleman: The Boy Wonder(inactve)
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 09:43 AM

It's by Claudia Schmidt from her album Midwestern Heart on Flying Fish.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broken Glass
From: GUEST,Hoot & Fidget
Date: 24 Dec 01 - 01:10 PM

Would anyone, by some lucky twist of fate, happen to have the lyrics?
TIA


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Broken Glass
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 03:41 PM

I mentioned this on another thread. The lyrics are not in the DT. If Ms Schmidt is OK with it, I hope it is added.

BROKEN GLASS
(Claudia Schmidt)

I was walking through the broken glass last night and thought of you,
and I wondered where your reckless ways had brought you to?

My memories of you whorled me back to boilin' blood and wrath,
and I wonder if you've stumbled on a lighter path?

Did you go out to the desert with the sun hot overhead?
Did the dry and the dusty heat make you wish you were dead?
Or, did the stark and the open spaces ease your urge to roam?
Did it make you feel at last like you were home?

Or, did you go out to the woods where the silver poplars sing?
Did the quiet rustlin' take away the city's sting?
Did the white birds like suspended lightning strike the autumn glow,
and touch your heart with tenderness so you could grow?

I was walking through the broken glass last night and thought of you,
and I wondered where your reckless ways had brought you to?

A fiery mass of untapped power surgin' in your breast,
I hope it found its way outside so you could rest!

Or, did you go up to the mountains where the air is clear and cold?
Did they give you back your tears; save you from growing old?
As hands and feet fought gravity all up the ancient wall,
I wonder, did you lose your ancient urge to fall?

The last time I saw you, you were strung dangerously high.
All your movements stiff and frightened and you could not cry;
suspicious of an honest mile, and looking for a fight;
the lonesome street your home, your only friend the night.

Now, wherever you may be tonight, I hope you're pleased and calm;
that the air around you soothes you like a holy balm;
that your lonely anger hasn't turned your insides inside out;
that you found the place some of us still dream about.

I was dancing through the broken glass last night and thought of you,
and I wondered where your reckless ways had brought you to?
All my memories of you whorled me back to boilin' blood and wrath,
and I wonder if you've stumbled on a lighter path?

Oh I hope, perhaps, you have stumbled on a lighter path!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Broken Glass by Claudia Schmidt
From: michaelr
Date: 21 Jul 10 - 04:01 PM

Why should this be added to the Digital Tradition?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Broken Glass by Claudia Schmidt
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 05:45 AM

It's no more untraditional than songs by Bob Dylan, and he gets lots of discussion here, Michael.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Broken Glass by Claudia Schmidt
From: michaelr
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 07:07 PM

I have no problem with posting modern songs to the Forum. It's in the DT I don't think they belong.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Broken Glass by Claudia Schmidt
From: Ref
Date: 22 Jul 10 - 07:33 PM

I think you need to go listen again. I don't remember any of those "or's" and it's "whirled me back to boil and blood and wrath" she sings on my recording. The last line, a well, is "Oh I hope that you have stumbled on a lighter path."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Broken Glass (Claudia Schmidt)
From: GUEST,ocelot
Date: 06 Dec 14 - 11:18 PM

It's
"Did the white birch, like suspended lightning, strike the autumn's glow" (not white birds)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Broken Glass (Claudia Schmidt)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 15 - 07:40 PM

Suspicious of an honest smile....


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROKEN GLASS (Claudia Schmidt)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 15 - 07:45 PM

Updated version, with corrections (thanks for your transcribing, Roger in Baltimore!)

BROKEN GLASS
(Claudia Schmidt)

I was walking through the broken glass last night and thought of you,
and I wondered where your reckless ways had brought you to?
My memories of you whirled me back to boiling blood and wrath,
and I wonder if you've stumbled on a lighter path?

Did you go out to the desert with the sun hot overhead?
Did the dry and the dusty heat make you wish you were dead?
Or, did the stark and the open spaces ease your urge to roam?
Did it make you feel at last like you were home?

Did you go out to the woods where the silver poplars sing?
Did the quiet rustling take away the city's sting?
Did the white birch like suspended lightning strike the autumn glow,
and touch your heart with tenderness so you could grow?

I was walking through the broken glass last night and thought of you,
and I wondered where your restless ways had brought you to?
A fiery mass of untapped power surging in your breast,
I hope it found its way outside so you could rest!

Did you go up to the mountains where the air is clear and cold?
Did they give you back your tears, save you from growing old?
As hands and feet fought gravity all up the ancient wall,
I wonder, did you lose your ancient urge to fall?

The last time I saw you, you were strung dangerously high.
All your movements stiff and frightened and you could not cry;
suspicious of an honest smile, and looking for a fight;
the lonesome street your home, your only friend the night.

Now, wherever you may be tonight, I hope you're pleased and calm;
that the air around you soothes you like a holy balm;
that your lonely anger hasn't turned your insides inside out;
that you found the place that some of us still dream about.

I was dancing through the broken glass last night and thought of you,
and I wondered where your reckless ways had brought you to?
All my memories of you whirled me back to boiling blood and wrath,
and I wonder if you've stumbled on a lighter path?
Oh I hope that you have stumbled on a lighter path.


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