Following the thread that we sould write about the songs interpretations...I think Chrome is an example of a song connected with urban desolation and emptiness of modern life Here is my interpretation: The songs opens with a nocturnal scene, the television projects coloured light on the walls( I like this image the walls are painted different every second ). The eyes of chrome make me think of something bright, polished ( tears?) but at the same time this metallic colour could be seen as something artificial, lifeless a sign of apathy, in a way a situation of claustrophobic isolation and loneliness like in deadhouse, a man sitting alone in front of a TV set, watching uninteresting programmes and feeling empty and desolate. The next scene conveys the image of something painful that you cant get rid of, something that is slowly destroying you, and you are kind of paralyzed, you cant move, cant actually act. It seems like that things around you keep on going while you are standing still and in a way you dont participate to life, even if you would like to break this walls that imprison you (burn down my house and make something happen) The image of the dead mans clock is particularly striking and highly poetical, its like life goes on and doesnt care of you, you can be dead (also in a metaphorical sense) but things dont stop their course, events dont wait for you The mirror makes me think of the double self, a kind of schizophrenia, and this saying hallo its like trying to establish a contact with the world. The final verses are like a stream of consciousness, they contrast with the previous surreal atmosphere and bring you suddenly back into real life, into trivial and everyday things, the phone call as a sign of a contact with the outside.