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Look at me,
I may never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter.
Can it be,
I'm not meant to play this part?
Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself,
I would break my family's heart.

Who
is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?
Why is my reflection someone I don't know?
Who is that perfect bride?
It's not me, though I've tried.
When will my reflection show, who I am, inside?
How I pray, that a time will come,
I can free myself, from their expectations
On that day, I'll discover someway to be myself,
and to make my family proud.
They want a docile lamb,
No-one knows who I am.
Must there be a secret me,
I'm forced to hide?
Must I pretend that I am someone else for all time?
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?



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  • u
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 12:54 am
    Mulan doesn't know what to choose. If she chooses what her heart wants, she'll hurt her family. If she chooses what her family wants, her feeling will be like she is banning herself to do what her heart wants.
  • a
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    Amanda OngMar 5, 2013 at 9:18 am
    How I pray, that a time will come I can free myself.
    and meet their expectations.

    On that day, I'll discover someway to be myself.
    and to make my family proud.

    They want a docile lamb,
    No one knows, who I am.
    Must there be a secret me I'm forced to hide.

    Must I pretend that I'm.
    someone else for all time.

    When will my reflection show.
    Who I am inside x2.
  • h
    +3
    Hanako OkuyamaMar 1, 2013 at 11:10 am
    Look at me.
    You may think you see.
    Who I really am.
    But you'll never know me.
    Every day
    It's as if I play a part.
    Now I see.
    If I wear a mask.
    I can fool the world.
    But I cannot fool my heart.

    Who is that girl I see.
    Staring straight back at me?
    When will my reflection show.
    Who I am inside?

    I am now.
    In a world where I.
    Have to hide my heart.
    And what I believe in.
    But somehow
    I will show the world.
    What's inside my heart.
    And be loved for who I am.

    Who is that girl I see.
    Staring straight back at me?
    Why is my reflection.
    Someone I don't know?
    Must I pretend that I'm.
    Someone else for all time?
    When will my reflection show.
    Who I am inside?

    There's a heart that must be.
    Free to fly.
    That burns with a need to know.
    The reason why.

    Why must we all conceal.
    What we think, how we feel?
    Must there be a secret me.
    I'm forced to hide?
    I won't pretend that I'm.
    Someone else for all time.
    When will my reflection show.
    Who I am inside?
    When will my reflection show.
    Who I am inside?
  • u
    +3
    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    Mulan is trying to be someone else in her family's sake because not being what the other girls are is disgracful. It's kind of the way things are today: if you want to "fit in" you have to be someone who you are not therefor giving you the hard decision of excepting yourself and being who you truly are inside. Mulan is trying to make that decision and basing it on her reflection she can't deny who she really is.
  • u
    +3
    UnregisteredApr 24, 2012 at 12:50 am
    It means that when she looks in the mirror, she doesn't see herself, she see's what everyone wants her to be. She wants to show who the real mulan is, but doesn't want to break her family's heart.

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