Lyrics: Behind The Mirror

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Behind The Mirror

1.   There’s a man behind the mirror in the morning when I shave
He opens up his eyes and hides a yawn
The night is almost over, and the solitude he craves
Is disappearing like the mist before the dawn

And I think I used to know him, though his beard is silver grey
He reminds me of a younger man who seemed to slip away
And I’ve asked him why he had to leave, just why he couldn’t stay
But his answer echoes silence ‘cross the canyons of my day

2.   Every day I see him, and he always speaks your name
I wonder if you think of me, (and) what your life became
And I ask him if he’s seen you, but that secret’s never told
He just smiles as if your memory is all he has to hold

And I’m sure I used to know him, though his beard is silver grey
He reminds me of a younger man who seemed to slip away
And I’ve asked him why he had to leave, just why he couldn’t stay
But his answer echoes silence ‘cross the canyons of my day


Though many years have passed us since we climbed upon that stage
I see you in a photograph, on a torn and faded page
The pages keep on turning, and I know this book so well
I think I see the way it ends, but only time will tell…

Once I thought I knew you, and I always thought you’d stay
But as summer turned to autumn, you seemed to slip away
In the whispers that you left behind, I thought I heard you say
”You know once we’ve found tomorrow, we’ll reach back for yesterday”


3.   Now if every life’s a journey, and if every hope’s a prayer
I pray you found your Paradise, and some day I’ll meet you there
My journey isn’t over yet, though the light is growing dim
As once again the mirror brings me face to face with him

And I swear I used to know him, though his beard is silver grey
He reminds me of that younger man who seemed to slip away
And I’ve asked him why he had to leave, just why he couldn’t stay
But his answer echoes silence ‘cross the canyons of my day

Oh his answer echoes silence ‘cross the canyons of my day

Lyrics copyright © 2000-2004 Jem Treadwell.
Lyrics copyright © 2004 Glass Bottom Music LLC.


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May 10, 2009