Mirrors - Justin Timberlake



The Experience: True love blows your mind. You try to think... and your thoughts go to your girl first. “It’s like you’re my mirror... I'm lookin' right at the other half of me.”  Love’s wacky. Love’s weird: only because you need her, can you change for the better. “I couldn’t get any bigger, with anyone else beside me”...
Another contradiction of love: life’s only livable with her, but love’s also about being ready to die for her. “Show me how to fight for now.” People who aren’t in love try to keep love’s craziness away. People in love stop trying to figuring these things out. “All I see is you.”


Music Video:
Dedicated to his grandparents, the video is what the song needed: show what “the love of your life” means. Jumping back and forth between boy-meets-girl, choosing and giving the wedding ring, honeymoon, life together, and old age still in love together, it’s a celebration of true love gone right.


My Take:
The song bounces in and keeps up a great rhythm. The lyrics build up to “this promise that we're making two reflections into one.” At the end, the promise becomes lifelong with the words “You are the love of my life.” True love is about being together, with a promise, for two lifetimes.


Ask Yourself:
What do you love about your girlfriend? What you get from her? How popular she is? How popular she makes you? Or is it none of the above - you don’t know, because you can’t think straight about her without picking up the phone and dialing her number?

LYRICS:

Aren't you somethin' to admire
Cause your shine is somethin' like a mirror
And I can't help but notice
You reflect in this heart of mine
If you ever feel alone and
The glare makes me hard to find
Just know that I'm always
Parallel on the other side

Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there's no place we couldn't go
Just put your hand on the past
I'm here tryin' to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The biggest scene is set in my heart
There's a space, but now you're home
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making
Two reflections into one
Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Aren't you somethin', an original
Cause it doesn't seem really as simple
And I can't help but stare, cause
I see truth somewhere in your eyes
I can't ever change without you
You reflect me, I love that about you
And if I could, I
Would look at us all the time

Cause with your hand in my hand and a pocket full of soul
I can tell you there's no place we couldn't go
Just put your hand on the past
I'm here tryin' to pull you through
You just gotta be strong

Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The biggest scene is set in my heart
There's a space, but now you're home
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making
Two reflections into one

Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow's a mystery
I can see you lookin' back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me

Cause I don't wanna lose you now
I'm lookin' right at the other half of me
The biggest scene is set in my heart
There's a space, but now you're home
Show me how to fight for now
And I'll tell you, baby, it was easy
Comin' back into you once I figured it out
You were right here all along

It's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me
I couldn't get any bigger
With anyone else beside me
And now it's clear as this promise
That we're making
Two reflections into one

Cause it's like you're my mirror
My mirror staring back at me, staring back at me

You are, you are the love of my life [Robot-voice background repetition through to end]

Baby, you're the inspiration for this precious song
And I just wanna see your face light up since you put me on
So now I say goodbye to the old me, it's already gone
And I can't wait wait wait wait wait to get you home
Just to let you know, you are

Girl you're my reflection, all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do
You're my reflection and all I see is you
My reflection, in everything I do

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