"An Ever-Growing Wonder" as written by Joshua Moore, Eric Choi, Lou Cotton, Andrew Glass, Kyle Pavone and David Stephens....
I am the man in the mirror.
My reflection, I aspire to be.
In your reflection what do you see?
False fault or a masterpiece?
But a masterpiece starts with a single stroke
and empires start in an open field.
(I am the man in the mirror)

But a masterpiece starts with a single stroke.

If we could all be steadfast suddenly, then we'd never build a life worth living.
So let us restore each other.

I am the man in the mirror.
My reflection, I aspire to be.
In your reflection what do you see?
False fault or a masterpiece?
I am the man in the mirror.

The mirror

So let us restore each other,
not with haste, but gently,
for an empty cup cannot fill another.
A blank canvas will later be priceless,
and the love that we build will be endless.
Though we all stumble, we will not fall.

I am the man in the mirror.
My reflection, I aspire to be.
In your reflection what do you see?
False fault or a masterpiece?
We will build masterpieces out of these faults.
(I am the man in the mirror)

So when I stare back into my own eyes
I try to peer past, and try to understand.
My imperfections compose my composure
and I can live with them and you will live by me.
So let us restore each other, not with haste, but gently,
for an empty cup, an empty cup cannot fill another.


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"An Ever-Growing Wonder" as written by David Stephens Andrew Glass

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    General CommentWhen i first heard this song I wasn't paying close attention to the words but i thought it said "I am the man in the mirror, I'm punching spider feet!" haha that made me laugh so hard.
    MusicIsLife19on September 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwoah... i'm glad to be the first to comment on this song since it's one of my fave songs from them. this song is great, i love the vocal, but unfortunately i dont have any idea what's the song is about.
    Ferzaeron November 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song on the C.D.
    Ending is sick.

    What i take away most from the song, is that you can choose how you see yourself in "the mirror".
    Outback206on December 12, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningOkay so I believe I know what this song is pretty much saying. This song is saying that we can be whatever we want to be, by saying "I am the man in the mirror" the singer meens that he is himself and he can be whatever he wants to be. When they say the thing about empty glasses filling eachother he meens if you put someone down, it's like making them an empty glass and they cant make others feel better when they already feel bad about themselves. Therefore creating a chain of hate. They want people to give compliments to fill another person's glass. That way they can "Fill another person's glass" by complimenting them. Therefore making the world a better place. This is just what I think though.
    jordan199311on January 09, 2010   Link
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    MemoryHaha, the first time I heard this song I though it said,
    It's fun to masturbate!
    instead of
    False fault or a masterpiece?

    And the lyrics after that being,
    But a masterpiece starts with a *single stroke*
    Made me so confused, and I laughed. Ahahaha. xD

    But I definitely think Jordan has the right idea about the meaning. (:
    kateexcupcakeon April 11, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI feel that this song is about two people starting out in a relationship still bearing the burden of past hurts from old relationships.. They have to try and grow together and be better for each other..
    Sort of like supporting each other cause they know they're both still so vulnerable and insecure, but they really want to make it work?

    That's how I relate to it anyway. :)
    BrightestEyes7on December 05, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning“Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on your own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon” (Denis Waitley). You need to believe in yourself and create your own destiny. "For an empty cup cannot fill another." If you do not know what to do at times, then your no help to anyone else. And remember, the time in between is the most valuable...
    silentkiller223on December 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that the line "I am the man in the mirror/ My reflection I aspire to be" means that you should aspire to be yourself and not to pretend that you are someone that your not

    and the line "So let us restore each other,not with haste, but gently,for an empty cup cannot fill another"
    means that we shouldn't try to alter someone else beliefs to something better with haste but instead that they should do it gently so as not to cause harm to the person and the empty cup part sounds like it means like if your not living out what you believe in then you will never be able to help out someone else
    mattjoneson February 19, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song is about being yourself and helping other people become who they really are. Simple enough. The chorus and the ending says it all
    ShaneIsAwesomeon September 29, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIt seems to be a reference to James 1:23-25
    Ckrjs94on April 02, 2015   Link

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