Man In The Mirror

MAN IN THE MIRROR
(Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard)
“Of all the songs I’ve written, ‘Man In The Mirror’ remains the closest to my heart. The lyrics are more relevant today than ever: the best way to make the world a better place is to start with ourselves. I was excited to record this song in a brand new way. Our striped down, more acoustic version allows the listener to focus on the message in the music.”
Gonna make a change for once in my life
Gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right
As I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat
This wind is blowin’ my mind
I see the kids on the street, not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind, pretending not to see their needs
A summer’s disregard, a broken bottle top
And a one man’s soul
They follow each other on the wind, ya know
‘Cause they’ve got no place to go
That’s why I want you to know

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change
Na-na-na, na-na-na, na-na-na-na

Been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It’s time that I realize
There are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me pretending that they’re not alone
A willow deeply scarred, somebody’s broken heart
And a washed out dream
They follow the pattern of the wind, ya see
‘Cause they’ve got nowhere to be
That’s why I’m starting with me

*(Chorus)

I’m starting with that man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
No message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change
Ya gotta get it right, while you’ve got the time
‘Cause when ya close your heart
Then you close your mind