June 16.2014 – Story Behind “Glass” by Thompson Square

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Thompson Square is the duo composed of husband and wife Keifer Thompson and Shawna Thompson. The fourth single from their self-titled debut album was written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite. Copperman is an American singer-songwriter who is known by many for his song “All She Wrote,” which reached the top 40 of the UK singles chart in 2007. Texan Jon Nite is a singer/songwriter with roots planted in the music of West Texas, who has had tunes cut by Blake Shelton, Chris Young and Dierks Bentley.

The first time that the Thompsons heard “Glass” it was a male demo. Keifer recalled to Billboard magazine: “We loved the song. I didn’t feel like I could sell the song as well as Shawna could. We switched it over, and she did a version of it that blew everybody out of the water. It was absolutely the right move. I think the fans are going to love it. It’s a really fragile, intimate song that showcases Shawna’s vocal ability.”

Jon Nite recorded his own version of “Glass,” which was featured in the teen drama show One Tree Hill.

Two music videos were produced for the song. The first, directed by Roman White, premiered in February 2012.[3] A second music video directed by Wes Edwards premiered in April 2012.

LYRICS: Written by Ross Copperman and Jon Nite

Trying to live and love,
With a heart that can’t be broken,
Is like trying to see the light with eyes that can’t be opened.
Yeah, we both carry baggage,
We picked up on our way, so if you love me do it gently,
And I will do the same.

We may shine, we may shatter,
We may be picking up the pieces here on after,
We are fragile, we are human,
We are shaped by the light we let through us,
We break fast, cause we are glass.
Cause we are glass.

I’ll let you look inside me, through the stains and through the cracks,
And in the darkness of this moment,
You see the good and bad.
But try not to judge me, ’cause we’ve walked down different paths,
But it brought us here together, so I won’t take that back.

We may shine, we may shatter,
We may be picking up the pieces here on after,
We are fragile, we are human,
We are shaped by the light we let through us,
We break fast, cause we are glass.

We might be oil and water, this could be a big mistake,
We might burn like gasoline and fire,
It’s a chance we’ll have to take.

We may shine, we may shatter,
We may be picking up the pieces here on after,
We are fragile, we are human,
And we are shaped by the light we let through us,
We break fast, cause we are glass.
We are glass.

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