"Mirror Mirror (I See a Damsel)" as written by and Gordon Gano....
I see a damsel
In danger and distress
I see that she is pretty
I see a young girl

Dressed in a dirty dress
I see that she is pretty
Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's the fairest one of all

I see a fat girl
With her hair a mess
I see that she is pretty
I see a proud girl

She's pregnant I would guess
I see that she is pretty
Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's the fairest one of all

Mirror mirror do not fail
Who deserves to go to jail
I see the school girls
Dressed in their Sunday best

I see that they are pretty
I see the wagon trains
Of pioneer women heading west
I see that they are pretty

Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's the fairest one of all
Creature Creature, here the plan
Leads unto the fall of man

I see a matron
Unbuttoning a tightly fitting dress
I see that she is pretty
I see a maiden

She's careless like all the rest
I see that she is pretty
Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's the fairest one of all

Mirror mirror do not fail
Who deserves to go to jail
Mirror mirror on the wall
Who's the prettiest one of all

Mirror mirror humor me
Do they see what I see


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"Mirror Mirror (I See a Damsel)" as written by Gordon Gano

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    My Interpretation This is about a man who has lives his life away from society. He might have lived in a closed society... it doesn't matter. This can be seen in that he has a very flexible opinion on aesthetics. Or, he was just taught that appearance wasn't true beauty. If this is true, he probably didn't watch TV or ever leave the house.
    In any case, he seems to want a more precise view on aesthetics. He is asking someone (the mirror on the wall) for their opinion. The idea of asking an objective view on something entirely subjective is too absurd to consider it literally. The mirror could be his parents, or someone else from his little world. It is more likely, however, that he is asking someone outside of his society.
    Another idea of mine is that he is a child, and just learned the word "pretty," and is asking his bathroom mirror after being read snow white. In this instance, asking an objective view on subjectivity makes sense when it comes to a someone without the concrete concept of either.
    “...humor me. Do they see what I see?” A question that makes sense in all points of view it may have been said. Obviously, the wording might be a little different in some cases.
    I might elaborate on this later, but I think this is fine for now.
    This might be my first interpretation that wasn't entirely obvious. If you have read previous posts of mine, I apologize.
    rushpwnsxon September 20, 2010   Link

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