[Chorus: repeat 2X]
Look at your face
When all I could see was myself looking back at me
Reflection
And all I could do was think about sleeping next to you

[Slug]
What would it take to make a women like you
You a wolf like me for what I really might be
Listening to the lyrics only heres what I allow
You gotta try and make me testify for here and right now
Lets have a confrontation over a cold one
I'll give you conversation just to see if you can hold em
I play so dumb
Because I know some of these star struck small talk art fucks is no fun
I'm the blood type that goes straight for the guns
Like before you even spoke already knew what your loves like
So what you thinking?
Because I'm thinking we should jump into your ocean
Let's go girl this ship is sinking

[Chorus: repeat 2X]
Look at your face
When all I could see was myself looking back at me
Reflection
And all I could do was think about sleeping next to you

[Slug]
Now there's no reason to lie, I've had a lot of lovers
In my reality its impossible to avoid it
But theres one reason for life gotta provide some supper
Gonna build a family just to watch some one destroy it
Do you really think you really wana get to know me better
Don't you see the drama
Don't you feel the pressure
Don't get me wrong it would be my pleasure
To sing a song that could remove your shoes and your sweater
Bartender let me get a shot of bean
Cause this girl over here is trying to get me out my jeans
And she doesn't seem to believe i'm just another thief
Came to take a piece and make you stutter when you breath

Now girl you to smart to be a tour mark

Set to play correct from the start with your pure heart
And when your all alone ill sing into your phone
If you don't know the words you can make up your own

The first time she met the devil was at first avenue
Went back stage with him into the dressing room
Sexy ego trip
Taller than expected
About six foot three
Seemed to thrive on his misery
Critical observant big words
Sweaty hair sunken eyes and thick nerves
She said ill make em smile for the simple fact that he needs it
I'll make him smile just so I can kill it an eat it

You look like you were built for me
You talk like you want to steal my drink

You kiss like you already came
And that's a lift to pull a line for those with out any game

It's like damn baby
You know you can't save me
But you should still tell your people that your leaving with the band
Maybe you can show me your hustle
Neither one of us would be so lonely
If only you would come over here and hold me
I caught you trying to hide your smile behind your glass
But all of your secrets become a swing set when you laugh
And all of your regrets that you're carrying a burying
Don't mean a damn thing if there's nobody to share them with

We've been following each other all night now
We ought to be all over each other like right now
I don't like crowds lets take flight now
Cause that face that you make
Reminds me of my life now

[Chorus: repeat 6X]
Look at your face
When all I could see was myself looking back at me
Reflection
And all I could do was think about sleeping next to you

"Only trying to find myself inside of you"


Lyrics submitted by Chip Spitz

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    General Commentsmall corrections:

    "view a wolf like me for what i really might be"

    "And that's a Lifter Puller line for those without any game"
    Mopnuggeton May 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me think of some guy who acts like a badass, but he's looking for someone a little deeper to start a relationship with. but he's playing a game with her.. trying to see if she can hold up. or not, i dunno. that's what i get out of it
    luckye225on May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe play off of "modern man's hustle" on this is sick.
    enfiladeon November 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLifter Puller is a (I think hardcore) band also from Minneapolis. Presumably he is, in fact, saying "a Lifter Puller line" and the "Life Her, Pull Her" song on Seven's Travels is also a play on words on that band's name.
    clasicrockon March 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLifter Puller was a really big, important band to the indie scene in minneapolis in the late nineties. slug and the guy who fronts lifter puller are good friends and play off of one another a lot.

    some of the band is reincarnated in the band, The Hold Steady, who also sings a lot about minneapolis.
    tactforwiton December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is like "Hair" from 'GodLovesUgly' but from another perspective. Hair was more about the actual step-by-step interaction between Slug and the girl, including snippets of conversation between them, while Reflections is more about his thought processes in snagging the chick at the bar. He is anyalsing her words and actions, determing if she has a brain, and formulating his plan of attack based on his observations. I think this song is about him trying to pick up a chick for a one night stand, with whom he has no intention of forming a long term relationship with, and he's making it known to her. this song could be a pre-lude to 'Saves The Day' where he picked up a chick, it turned into more than he wanted, and then he became stuck in a relationship that evolved purley out of a desire for a one night stand.
    BattleBeanon January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentenfilade: ahhh thats exactly what i thought when i heard this song.

    like a reverse man/woman role, i guess
    dayoldblueson March 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPersonally, the way I saw it was more about the way girls (and people in general) hear his lyrics and think they know what he's like (Listening to lyrics only hears what I allow) and they have this idea of him as some really nice guy or whatever but he's not (View a wolf like me for what I really might be) and that they try and sleep with him because of that and as much as he knows that's what it's all about and he doesn't want to, at the same time he does just want to have sex with them... Maybe not quite, but more that than what BattleBean said...
    The Lifter Puller bit is a reference to the line "She came on like she wanted a kiss, and now she's kissing like she already came" in the Lifter Puller track Roaming the Foam
    febodyedon April 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commentenfilade and davoldblues: I thought I was the only one who caught that.
    Princessjess07on August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a hookup with a girl on tour. They are meaningless in his life, just a temporary savior.

    He's saying reflections because these hookups are actually a reflection of the way that he lives his life. It seems to Slug that the look in "her face" is just mirroring his entire life.

    Musicians have fun on the road but consequently, usually have temporary everythimng. Relationships, fans, money. It's all something that you can forget: like hooking up.
    Reflectionson September 13, 2007   Link

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