"Your Looking Glass" as written by and Alicja Anna Trout Jimmy Lee Lindsay....

I understand when i look at you
Cause I once was a child too
I am your future you are my past
The things you love will never last

Little child look at me
And I promise you will see
Your mirror and your looking glass
Shattered to pieces as the voices laugh

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    My OpinionThis one seems to be pretty direct. Again though, it's sometimes hard to tell with Jay's writing whether it's 1st or 3rd person but I'm going for it anyway.

    It's about growing up and realizing that the values you had as a kid do not apply once you've experienced what life tends to dish you by the time you are in your 20's or even teens. High School for example seemed so important to a lot of people and now it's not even close (unless you are a teacher, then disregard this entirely ;).

    What you think of yourself and the world around you will change as you change and grow. I get a darker vibe from this though (as with most LS stuff) and I feel he's also telling younger people (or even addressing himself as a kid) that life gets tougher the older you get and you have no idea what you're in for. "Your problems have such easy solutions compared to what you'll be up against in the future. Trust me, I've been there and I'm here now." type thing. A frame of reference.

    Everything you adore will fall apart and lose it's worth and there's a shock involved in that. I think that's what he means.
    TerrorVisionson January 08, 2012   Link

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