Joe Jackson - Glamour And Pain Lyrics




I've had that dream again
Where I'm flying thirty feet
Above the street again
Looking though windows, there you are
Sit down to eat again
It's the usual egg foo yung
You watch TV again
Put the kids to bed
And then I see you reaching for my number
Then I hate you even more
I see it all

But no-one sees me fly - no-one feels my pain
No-one hears me cry - no-one knows my name
Is glamour and pain - glamour and pain

Do you remember me
Or just the shiny shiny shoes I had you kiss for me?
And my legs as smooth as chrome
Were you in ecstasy
As you were pumping out a flood of dollar bills for me
I'd cry mascara tears
If only I could give a fuck about it
And though you can't recall
I see it all

But no-one sees me fly - no-one feels my pain
No-one hears me cry - no-one knows my name
Is glamour and pain - glamour and pain

I'm hanging in the air
I look in your window at my own lipstick reflection there
And behind it such a precious son et lumière
Of all the normal stuff about which I'm supposed to care
I'd like to smash right through
And help myself to your silverware
To cut your throat and run
Or maybe I'd just laugh at your expression

Hooray for Superwhore
I see it all

But no-one sees me fly - no-one feels my pain
No-one hears me cry - no-one knows my name
Is glamour and pain - glamour and pain

See me fly - feel my pain
Hear me cry - know my name

Glamour and pain





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  1. Bugaloo Anzal

    Such a beautiful version. Allison Cornell's voice is amazing😊👍

    Allison Cornell

    Hi Bugaloo! Great to hear from you and get your take. That song though... Wow!

  2. Phil Coates

    Amazing, just amazing. Fantastic song beautifully played and the mirrorball just makes it magical.

  3. Byron Gordon

    terrible videography...shame

  4. Bugaloo Anzal

    Beautifully sung by drag king Allison Cornell.. Love this song.. Joe Jackson another musical genius!

  5. Fredy Lang

    Absolute Weltklasse! Einzigartig!

  6. Ir Da

    fantastisch Joe [email protected]

  7. John Duarte

    It has been years since I have heard this performance. It is phenomenal.

  8. Mathias Zimmermann

    Spectacular!!!

  9. clive barber

    Simply beautiful! As close to musical perfection as you can get. Thank you Allison (& JJ and band) for sharing your incredible talent with us all.

  10. John Duarte

    This one of the Greatest.

  11. Marto Basichlio

    Terrible!!!

  12. GoodVibes. Only

    world class x good vibe very personnel lyrics

  13. Ken Is Free

    WOW WOW WOW 159-0, SO GOOD

    Ken Is Free

    173-1. I want to know who gave this a thumbs down!

  14. Nathalie Ebrard Brunet

    I love this song and the way it's interpreted here! luvit luvitluvit....cheers me up when I'm down :)

  15. Giuseppe Manca

    ....E ottima ed altamente emozionante l'interpretazione della brava e fantastica Allison Cornell alla voce e al violino. Eccezionale l'intera band!

  16. Giuseppe Manca

    Joe Jackson,uno dei musicisti-colleghi secondo me più versatili e importanti di tutto il panorama internazionale, che ammiro da sempre; capace di comporre intensi e
    suggestivi brani: "Glamour and pain"ne è un chiaro esempio.... Un saluto da Alghero

  17. Karen Tun Aung

    I love this song.. Do you notice how Alison looks like a female Joe jackson?

    Karen Tun Aung

    lol!! x

  18. D Anton

    An amazing voice and powerful performance by the entire band.

  19. Kelli Kozak

    I am moved beyond reason.

    Bruce H

    +Kelli Kozak I know exactly what you mean... this version affects me the same way.

  20. רינת

    nice................

  21. slickvguy

    I never heard this version before. Terrific. I like it better than the album version's vocals (ahem, JJ).

  22. offramp1968

    Angelic voice....I'm shivering

  23. Kieran Roberts

    Joe Jackson has been such an inspiration for so long. His commitment to his craft and to honest music making to the best of his ability has always seemed apparent and admirable,….with so often, such fresh and beautiful results,…194ever,…Sentimental thing,..Glamour and pain,….beautiful strong vocal on this version,…thanks for all the hard work and passion Joe

  24. Francielle Baia

    I can say that I do not have a good understanding of English but this song is very beautiful she is not only the music you like is wonderful. Question? you will get back to playing in The Fabulous Fall show of Shania?
    Kisses from your fan

  25. pudsi

    This version of this song is pure genius. I remember the first time I heard this track - I nearly crashed my car... Alison is the best female vocalist I've ever heard. Just BRILLIANT!

  26. dsincox

    I Joe and the band twice on the Night and Day II tour. It was the BEST Joe tour ever, imj. Allison completely rocked this song! Joe's arrangements and instrumentation are genius!

  27. KingKaitain

    @cinqo7
    Well, the album version was just sung by Joe using a pitch shifter (under the alias of "Dale deVere"), so was his version also inferior?

  28. KingKaitain

    Love this song. Great performance, too.

  29. johnrson

    I saw her do this at 4th and B in san diego,it was a good concert.I haven't been to a concert since

  30. kingscoop

    found myself watching this again tonight. your vocals are flawless. I had the good fortune to see you on this tour in 2001 in Birmingham in the UK (also saw you at the same venue with Joe in '95 on the 'Night Music' tour). You're a superb performer who I'm sure many of us would like to see more of, take care, Tim (kingscoop (inferior vocalist))

  31. kingscoop

    found myself watching this again tonight. your vocals are flawless. I had the good fortune to see you on this tour in 2001 in Birmingham in the UK (also saw you at the same venue with Joe in '95 on the 'Night Music' tour). You're a superb performer who I'm sure many of us would like to see more of, take care, Tim (kingscoop (inferior vocalist))

  32. sleepingtiger

    Very great to hear this song again !

  33. danny brown

    truely extraordinairy.

  34. cinqo7

    sub·par (sb-pär)
    adj.
    1. Not measuring up to traditional standards of performance, value, or production.

    And what I meant to say was that this version is of inferior quality in comparison to the album version. And of course I am not talking about Joe Jackson being live which is great but the way Allison Cornell sung the song. It's not actually Allison Cornell fault by the way because this song is meant to be sung by a drag queen/transvestite. Have you heard the original version?

  35. ReallyGoinOutWithHim

    i too think that allison truly owns this song. a true "double-gender-f**" on dale's album version. and no fussing about who really did it.

    great moving songwriting, and what an outstanding performance. thank you forever, allison!

  36. cinqo7

    Though I respect her as an artist I think her way of singing this song is sub par with the original album version.

  37. fatherfrankjr

    I cannot get enough of this video! I love this version just as much as the original! I log into youtube just to watch this video!
    Wish I could have seen it live. Absolutely amazing!

  38. shaniafan339

    Hey Allison!!!!
    I love this song! You did an amazing job!
    I saw you sing before at the Shania fan convention a couple years ago! Your amazing!!!
    I hope to see you again in the future!
    Please Come Back To Ontario!!!!!!!!!!! :)
    LOVE YOU!!!

  39. mihohobaba

    Who'd have thought that a song about a transexual hooker could grab your emotions and leave you a gibbering wreck? Brilliant songwriting by JJ, brilliant performance by you. In fact the first time I ever heard this was at a JJ gig in Lyon, France. Night and Day 2 hadn't been released yet. It was the standout moment in an outstanding show. I'll definitely be buying your solo CD. Al the best, Mick

  40. art labus

    Allison, I don't know if Mr Jackson ever formally ceded this song to, but you do own it. How does he always find the perfect person for each note in every song?

  41. GG4EVAH

    I love this, it is so great! You're amazing!

  42. Ket Makura

    I love this song; you're amazing.

  43. sostakovic

    I love this song , I am a fan of this song , and I make this listen to all my friends . they all love it :) amazin version , great voice wooooooow

  44. Allison Cornell

    Thanks Leo - I'll do my best to make it over there soon, ready to play! And may I just add a big thank you, I've said it before, for all the amazing beer your country produces... like Franziskaner. Outstanding! Hope you're a fan too.

  45. Allison Cornell

    Your interpretation sound spot on to me. I'm glad that you like the performance. Joe is incredible - don't you think?

  46. Allison Cornell

    Thanks for asking - Where do you recommend I play? I'm open...

  47. Charles Wettersten

    Allison Cornell is amazing! Lov that sound!

  48. Warren Hawke

    Great song...also first saw this on the 25th anniversary dvd and it it by far my favourite song. Thank you Allison, this song is beautiful.

  49. frenchsierradelta

    chills for 5 minutes 27
    What a voice ! so sweet to my ears
    thank you for this performance.
    A french fan

  50. kingscoop

    I agree that this is the best track on the album. saw alison on tour with joe in '95 and '01. both times in Birmingham in the UK. Both Joe and Alison (and all the musicians) were fantastic. Alison, if you're reading this, I shiver when I hear this version. You are absolutely wonderful. Love, Kingscoop

  51. Allison Cornell

    You're great too, except your spelling sucks - still love you! titi.

  52. Andrew Bogdanski

    Hey!!!

    I love this video your great!!!

    -Andrew

  53. mvessum

    Amazing performance!!
    First heard and saw this on the DVD Joe Jackson 25th Anniversary Special. I wanted to see the whole song. Thanks for this clip.

  54. Allison Cornell

    Thanks for the comment!

    mary beth oakley

    Allison Cornell Your voice! Fantastic!