My mirror speaks

I’ve always wondered why we LOVE musicians. I’m sure part of it has to do with the fact that they are not afraid to look themselves in the mirror and then go to their desk, write out what they see and then sing it on stage, with hundreds of people encouraging them in their (often) defeat.

On Death Cab’s 2009 EP (Open Door) they have a song called “My Mirror Speaks”. It’s a decent song, but the words are incredible.

Enjoy.

With every sun that sets I am feeling more
Like a stranger on a foreign shore
With an eroding beach disappearing from underneath

And when my mirror speaks it never minces words
Cause these eyes don’t shine half as bright
As they used to do and they haven’t for quite a while

Cause I’m a man who hides from all that binds
And a mess of fading lines
And there’s a tangled thread inside my head
With nothing on either end

I always fall in love with an open door
With a horizon on an endless sea
As I look around the ones who were standing
right in front of me

And then my mirror speaks with a reverence
Like a soldier I can’t command
It sees a child in the body of a full-grown man

And he’s a man who hides from all that binds
And a mess of fading lines
And there’s a tangled thread inside his head
With nothing on either end
There’s nothing on either end

A new position for a different view
And nothing changes but the slightest hues
And I am standing face to face

With a man who hides from all that binds
And a mess of fading lines
And there’s a tangled thread inside his head
With nothing on either end

I’m a man who hides from all that binds
And a mess of fading lines
And there’s a tangled thread inside my head
With nothing on either end
(repeat)

There’s nothing on the ends
No, there’s nothing on the ends

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