Mirror Image
By Mark Mangold

He wakes in the morning shivers out of bed - tries to silence all the thoughts inside his head - Looks in the mirror, out of body out of mind - Following the traces he was hopin' not to find - He stopped lookin' for reasons, values compromised - He's become the shadow of a man he can hardly recognize - The Man in the Mirror that's lookin' back - A spark of light off the One way path - Startled eyes staring at the image of a man looking back - They can't help him now, the writing on the leaves - and his great vision won't help him to deceive - (He saw) four bay horses runnin' north to south - Five great eagles breathin' fire through the clouds - But he has used deception, been a slave to the game - He's been so long lost behind the mask that he can't name - The Man in the Mirror that's lookin' back - A spark of light off the One way path - Startled eyes staring at the image of a man looking back - He can see it now As the coffee takes effect he knows what's lost - And he can touch it now - The visions of a young man that he's lost - The bridge from mind to spirit that he's crossed - The password he'd forgotten stayed the same - It only takes an instant to change - The Man in the Mirror that's lookin' back - A spark of Light on the One way path - Conscious eyes staring at the image of man, oh, looking back - Oh, the Man in the Mirror The image of a man The image of a man...

C. But For Music, Ltd. 1994 Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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