"Mirror" as written by Paul Heaton and Dave Rotheray....
Is this our world?

I look in the mirror
I can't get over you
Is this our world?
Is it someone else?
Is it someone else?

I look in the mirror
And I try to see myself
Wherever look terror
From the games I played so well
I try to see clearer
I try to forget the thoughts I started
I try to be nearer

To where you are
To where you are

Are we star crossed lovers?
Did I really want you gone?
If I'm really a winner
Where do these demons come from?

I was the girl who was on fire
I was the girl who was on fire
Only a bird could get much higher
(I look in the mirror)
'Cuz I was the girl who was on fire

I look in the mirror
And I try to understand
And piece it together
Watch the blood from both my hands
I can't see the ending
There are people who know my every secret
I'm tired of pretending
You read my heart
You read my heart

Are we star crossed lovers?
Did I really want you gone?
If I'm really a winner
Where do these demons come from?

I was the girl who was on fire
I was the girl who was on fire
Only a bird could get much higher
'Cuz I was the girl who was on fire


Lyrics submitted by minuteman, edited by ThatArtGirl, Heisenberger

"Mirror" as written by Ellie Goulding Mathieu Jomphe-lepine

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My InterpretationKatniss feels like she is living a double life. As she looks in the mirror, she no longer recognizes the person that is staring back; she's lost her identity. No longer is she the girl in the blue dress who volunteered for Prim at the Reaping. No, she sees the girl on fire.
    Katniss tries to balance these two parts of her. One is the huntress, who finds refuge in the woods of District 12 alongside her best friend, Gale. The one who does anything she can to keep her family alive. The person she was before the Reaping. She desperately wants to be that person again. She wants to "forget the fires" she has started, more specifically the rebellion and her momentous contribution to it. But she can't. She has too much blood on her hands. She is a winner of the Games, but being a so called 'winner' is costly; the price being the lives of others. She is haunted by that fact.
    The other part of her is the Girl of Fire; the Mockingjay. The same girl who won the Hunger Games. The same girl who is marrying Peeta Mellark. The same girl who twirls in burning dresses and the same girl who is, in a way, completely different than the other girl. But she's sick of pretending. She's sick of being made into something she's not. She's sick of the cameras, the makeup, the glorification of it all. But at the same time, she knows that there's no going back to the girl she used to be. So she's stuck in the middle.
    This leads nicely to next book/movie, because it is then that she combines these two different versions of herself to become the Mockingjay. She ends up genuinely loving Peeta and fighting for the cause, yet she still keeps her inner fire.
    Heisenbergeron January 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI haven't found it written out on any lyric sites yet, but I could swear that in the last chorus, it goes:

    "I was the girl who was on fire
    (A hero)
    I was the girl who was on fire
    (A hero)..."

    and then the rest like it's written. It may be just a background vocal effect, but I feel that it's really powerful and extremely important to the song.
    bananananaon December 09, 2015   Link
  • -1
    Memoryum yeah
    I was the girl who was on fire
    I was the girl who was on fire
    Only a bird could get much higher
    (I look in the mirror)
    'Cause I was the girl who was on fire
    sillybunnyon January 19, 2014   Link

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