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    lady on a glass

    ... but Iīm no lady on a glass and I canīt foretell what will pass
    Whatīs a lady on a glass?

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    Re: lady on a glass

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    ... but Iīm no lady on a glass and I canīt foretell what will pass
    Whatīs a lady on a glass?
    I've never heard it before, but given the second half of the sentence, I wonder if it relates to a fortune-teller. Some fortune tellers ply their trade by looking into a crystal (glass) ball and I believe that some divination is meant to be possible using a mirror (mirrored glass).

    This is total guesswork on my part and is solely based on the second half of the sentence.

    Can you give us the first half of the sentence as well?

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    Re: lady on a glass

    Iīve made a slight mistake. Itīs a song called Pandoraīs Box, by Donna Summer. It goes like this:
    If I had known of what would come
    I might have walked outta here a lot less harmed
    but Iīm no lady OF the glass
    and I canīt foretell what will pass.
    I had the same feeling that you had, but I couldnīt figure out what kind of glass it referred to....

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    Re: lady on a glass

    Quote Originally Posted by beachboy View Post
    Iīve made a slight mistake. Itīs a song called Pandoraīs Box, by Donna Summer. It goes like this:
    If I had known of what would come
    I might have walked outta here a lot less harmed
    but Iīm no lady OF the glass
    and I canīt foretell what will pass.
    I had the same feeling that you had, but I couldnīt figure out what kind of glass it referred to....
    Well, I'm now even more convinced than before that we're both right with our instinct - she's saying she's not a fortune teller. I've tried to find any mention of fortune tellers being known as "ladies of the glass" but no luck. Maybe the great disco queen invented the phrase herself - I rather like it!

    Crystallomancy : Fortune-telling by looking into a clear glass object such as a crystal ball. This type of fortune-telling is also known as scrying.

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