"Reflection (Mulan)" as written by Maynard James/jones Keenan and Justin Chancellor....
Look at me
I will never pass for a perfect bride
Or a perfect daughter
Can it be
I'm not meant to play this part?
Now I see
That if I were truly to be myself
I would break my fam'ly's heart

Who is that girl I see
Staring straight
Back at me?
Why is my reflection someone
I don't know?
Somehow I cannot hide
Who I am
Though I've tried
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?
When will my reflection show
Who I am inside?

Lyrics submitted by tigereyes8809

"Reflection" as written by Matthew Wilder David Zippel

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General CommentIs anyone else getting a trans vibe here?
    thefeelson March 30, 2015   Link
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    General Commentoh my gosh, i love the arrangement of notes in this song (i'm a big music person) and i love the lady who does mulan's voice, its pure heaven...its like............eating.....cheesecake...and the song works well for my fitting, too hah
    lauraboo438on December 23, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and the movie very much.
    musicfreak177on May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It reminds me of myself in a way. You think no one will like you for who you really are so you try to hide the real you from the world.
    Prowler Kidon July 25, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a woman who feels a disconnection between the way she feels inside about her identity, and what she sees in the mirror. Mulan struggles to conform to the roles her family and society have boxed her into, and longs to align her exterior to what lays in her interior.

    Other connections:

    - To Thine Own Self Be True (Shakespeare, Hamlet)
    - Know Thyself (Ancient Greek aphorism)
    moosequestrianon March 03, 2016   Link

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