All your dreams are made, when you're chained to the mirror and the razor blade.
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Oasis - Morning Glory lyrics meaning


“Morning Glory” is a song by Manchester based band Oasis, included on their 1995 album (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? Despite being well known in Britain, it wasn’t released as an official single within the UK; instead it was used to boost the band’s profile in Australian and American airwaves.

The song was penned by Noel Gallagher, who claims he was drunk at the time of writing, and sung by Liam Gallagher, who is frequently drunk. Despite that, clear themes can be drawn from the lyrics and many critics have gone on to reflect on a deeper meaning.

The first two lines introduce the theme of drug taking, particularly cocaine: a substance that’s frequently cut on a mirror with a razor blade, so that users can manipulate rouge grains of the drug into a line for snorting.

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