Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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Reflections

I've been kicking this one around for a little bit and had a chance to finish it up today while recuperating from my tooth extraction earlier. It's an odd little song...

Words and Music: Bill Roper
Copyright 2008

Reflections

What did you see in the mirror this morning?
Was it the face that you wore to bed the night before?
Did you think that you might get a warning
Or was it just you wanted something more?

Did you hope that you might make a landing?
Did you think that you had finally found your place?
Or was it just misunderstanding
The meaning that you read into her face?

Were you looking for forever
When forever just was never in her plan?
What did she want to see?
Was it a fantasy
That you could never understand?

So you look at yourself in the mirror
And study features that you do not recognize.
In the echoes, you still hear her.
How she didn’t know the man behind those eyes. (She said)

“I remember when you were a bad man.
All my friends told me that I should run away.
Now you’re treating me better than bad can
And I don’t know you well enough to stay.”

Did she know that you had stolen
A little hole in someone else’s life?
And did you want to shout
You should have thrown him out
But I can help you to survive?

Who is the man in your reflection?
What did he do so you’ve the chance to take his place?
Will she see upon inspection
The man who’s wearing someone else’s face?

Would she trust you if you told her
You’re not the man who hurt her only yesterday?
And if you had the chance to hold her
Is there just a chance that she might let you stay?

And you’d like to steal forever
The borrowed life that you hold in your hands.
And if she never knew
The man she loved was you,
It wouldn’t matter to your plans.

What did you see in the mirror this morning?
Was it the face that you wore to bed the night before?
Did you think that you might get a warning
Or was it just you wanted something more?
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