"Smash The Mirror" as written by and Peter Townshend....
Mother:

You don't answer my call
With even a nod or a wink
But you gaze at your own reflection!
You don't seem to see me
But I think you can see yourself.
How can the mirror affect you?

Can you hear me
Or do I surmise?
That you fear me can you feel my temper
Rise.

Do you hear or fear or
Do I smash the mirror.
Do you hear of fear or
Do I smash the mirror? Smash!


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

"Smash the Mirror" as written by Peter Townshend

Lyrics © SPIRIT ONE MUSIC OBO TOWSER TUNES

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    General Commentsymbolizes tommy coming out of his fog and being healed, i think.
    misirlouon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the song preceding this "Tommy Can You Hear Me?", tommrys mother is lovingly trying to help him while tommy stares lifeless into the mirror, searching for himself.

    In this, Tommy's father takes over, angry, frustrated, impatient, and ill-temperd. THinking that that angry words can fix tommy, even frighten him.

    In the end tommy sees himself and smashes the mirror, awakening.
    FloatOn33on January 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure its Tommy's mother that smashes the mirror out of the frustration that he seems to be able to see himself but not her.
    catille13on September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's Tommy's mother that smashes the mirror in the movie.
    Mikachuon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the whole "through the mirror" reference. Bit of Alice in Wonderland.
    CharlotteLacrymon July 11, 2007   Link

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