She was done before the start, always mending broken hearts
Making others miserable not knowing who she's hurting
Father said, "This day will be, one for everyone to see"
Is it true you'll follow suit and have you learned a thing?
It's just a selfish way to go, it's safe to say she'll never know

For every person there's a whole life story waiting to be told
When she is happy it's OK, but then these people start to fade
Then we'll just watch her self-destruct as she gets old

She put up defensive shields, to walk through all of life's minefields
All defined by make-up and a car behind she's hiding
"Father do you have to go, left me questions I dont know"
Any answers or even close the life time lie was true

She's gonna move on with her life, and take it one heart at a time
And watch the little girl inside her wait behind as she goes on
But with this black heart she decides, who she'll take in and shove aside
Until the day she sees that everyone is gone

Getting used to people leaving, thinking true love is deceiving
Soon she'll know how lonely it can be

Now was it really worth the pain? A couple pills make her feel sane
While she lives out the story written for the part she is to play
With so much shame for her to hide, there's no more dignity, no pride
Then there will only be dark in her light of day

And she will only see a reflection, of her father's rejection
Nothing will change until she breaks this life, this life-size mirror

Lyrics submitted by oofus

Life Size Mirror song meanings
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    General CommentWhat's with this? This song's been out for about a year and still no one has commented? This song is sooo great... Download it/Buy the CD/Do whatever you have to do to hear this song... It's like my new favorite song... Anyway, I think it's about the obvious... Some girl is deserted by someone (possibly her father, or a metaphor for other people, friends, family, etc.) and she's stuck in a stereotype (the story written for the part she has to play), which she has to break (the life-size mirror). In other words, the message is that you have to break away from what people want you to be and go off and do your own thing...
    kon104on March 31, 2002   Link

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