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There Stands The Glass
Ted Hawkins Lyrics


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There stands the glass
That will ease all my pain
That will settle my brain
It's my first one today

There stands the glass
That will drown all my fears
That will hide all my tears
Brother, I'm on my way

I'm wondering where you are tonight
I'm wondering if you are alright
I'm wondering do you think of me
In my misery

There stands the glass
Fill it up to the brim
Till my troubles grow dim
It's my first one today

I'm wondering where you are tonight
I'm wondering if you are alright
I'm wondering do you think of me
In my misery

There stands the glass
Fill it up to the brim
Till my troubles grow dim
It's my first one today

There stands the glass

Overall Meaning

Ted Hawkins's song "There Stands The Glass" is a melancholic ballad about the comfort found in drinking, and how it can help numb pain and sadness. The first verse starts with the singer observing a glass in front of him, highlighting how it can ease his physical pain, settle his mind, and help him move on from his sadness. The second verse is addressed to an absent lover, specifically wondering where they are and if they think about the singer in their own misery. The chorus repeats the sentiment of the first verse, emphasizing the power of the glass in helping one forget their troubles.


The song is a poignant commentary on the struggle with addiction and the escapism that it can offer. It portrays the idea that sometimes in life, all one needs is just one glass to forget their troubles and move on. But as the song progresses, it becomes clear that the singer is in a perpetual state of sadness, and their need for the glass increases with each passing day. The themes of loneliness, depression, and addiction are explored through the lyrics, creating a melancholic yet relatable portrayal of human frailty.


Line by Line Meaning

There stands the glass
The glass is a symbol of the singer's escape from his problems.


That will ease all my pain
Drinking from the glass will provide temporary relief from the singer's emotional and physical pain.


That will settle my brain
The singer's racing thoughts will slow down after drinking from the glass.


It's my first one today
The artist has just started drinking, indicating that he will likely have more.


That will drown all my fears
Drinking from the glass will numb the artist's anxieties and fears.


That will hide all my tears
The singer will be able to mask his emotions with alcohol.


Brother, I'm on my way
The singer is addressing a friend or confidant, imploring them to understand his need to drink.


I'm wondering where you are tonight
The artist is preoccupied with thoughts of someone who is not present.


I'm wondering if you are alright
The artist is concerned about the well-being of the person he is thinking about.


I'm wondering do you think of me
The artist is uncertain of his place in the other person's thoughts or feelings.


In my misery
The singer is feeling unhappy or distressed, and his drinking is a way to cope with this pain.


Fill it up to the brim
The artist wants a strong drink, indicating a desire to become heavily intoxicated.


Till my troubles grow dim
The singer hopes that getting drunk will make his problems less prominent in his mind.




Lyrics Β© JAMIE MUSIC PUBLISHING CO, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: AUDREY GRISHAM, MARY JEAN SHURTZ, RUSS HULL

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Comments from YouTube:

@lamazogogo

I got to meet him on Venice Beach in Cali-I thought he was a fledgling singer selling CD's on the board walk---Boy, was I WRONG!! I love this song, I love him, and I hope that he is resting in peace. His CD really touched me then and still does to this day. Thank You TED!

@sheldongrampa6964

FIRST HEARD THIS ON VENICE BEACH IN 1985 AND ADOPTED HIM AND SONG - THANKS FOR HELPING TO KEEP ME SOBER, TED --RIP

@TheIanmulcahy

You lucky bastard, Venice Beach!

@nindaraedwards9043

Bless you bro x

@tabathastaples7884

Shepherd's Chapel Network !!!!!!! Pastor Murray is an Anointed Servant of GOD who teaches the Word of GOD with Authority!!!!!!!

@aisforapple2494

Simply amazing!!!
No backup.
No flash.
All feel !
You are truly inspiring !
Rest In Peace, Ted.

@snappa222

thanks for posting this,I am a big fan of Ted Hawkins but this is the first time that I have ever seen him playing and singing,love to buy The Amazing Grace video

@Mouldytone

Everything that I love about music is in this short clip. Mr Hawkins has gone elsewhere but his music and examples of his extraordinary performances such as this one live on. Music. Heart and Soul. Thanks for the clip. Tony

@texascarl

Ted owns this song.

@soulshake1

Absolutley brilliant, the genius of Ted Hawkins!!

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