"Mirror Man" as written by Philip Oakey, Jo Callis and Ian Burden....
The water shines
A pebble skips across the face
A dozen times
Then disappears, not a trace
Left behind
The thrower turns and walks away
A change of mind
Another start, a brand new day

You know I'll change
If change is what you require
Your every wish
Your every dream, hope, desire

Here comes the mirror man
Says he's a people fan
Here comes the mirror man

And if it seems
I'm not the one you used to know
Our little friendship
Left behind not long ago
Don't feel too hurt
As distance heals the strongest pain
Things are much better now
And just the nagging doubt remains

You know I'll change
If change is what you require
Your every wish
Your every dream, hope, desire

Here comes the mirror man
Says he's a people fan
Here comes the mirror man
Here comes the mirror man
Says he's a people fan
Here comes the mirror man

Here comes the mirror man
Says he's a people fan
Here comes the mirror man

Here comes the mirror man
Says he's a people fan
Here comes the mirror man


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"Mirror Man" as written by John William Callis Ian Charles Burden

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    Song FactSpeculation about who was the titular 'Mirror Man' was ended in 1988 when, during interviews to promote the band's Greatest Hits album, Oakey revealed that it was about Adam Ant. Oakey had become concerned that Ant was starting to believe his own publicity, and was in danger of losing touch with reality. Oakey had avoided revealing this at the time for fear of offending the song's subject.
    - Wikipedia
    @nthonyon April 09, 2016   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy who wants to fit in so bad, and be well liked, so he tries to please other people and pretends he likes people, just so he can be "in" -
    although he really can't stand those people and it's against his real personality.
    JpnGhton March 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis appears to be a song about alter egos, and the way someone's personality can change to fit the people they are with, especially if they are starting a new relationship.

    It sounds like it's describing how you may almost become a new person, or have this new alter-ego, depending on the relationship ("And if it seems I'm not the one you used to know
    Our little friendship left behind not long ago"), but he's not always sure if this is necessarily a good or bad thing, and perhaps thinks that he is a bit too receptive to other peoples ideals of what he should be ("You know I'll change If change is what you require"..).

    This is not entirely within his control however, because the mirror-man ego keeps drawing him into other peoples expectations ("..Here comes the mirror man..")
    Peanut99on January 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a man who wishes to win the love of someone by mirroring their every interest while fulfilling their every wish. There is also a be a retrospection involved, as I think the author has realized he will never win that love and has moved on, this telling his object that their friendship may had been fake.
    vilvodkaon September 27, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThe band said it is about Adam Ant.
    Jazztsaxon October 19, 2013   Link

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