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Barlow Girl – Mirror lyrics

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, Have I got it?
'Cause Mirror you've always told me who I am
I'm finding it's not easy to be perfect
So sorry you won't define me
Sorry you don't own me

Who are you to tell me
That I'm less than what I should be?
Who are you? Who are you?, yeah
I don't need to listen
To the list of things I should do
I won't try, no, I won't try

Mirror I am seeing a new reflection
I'm looking into the eyes of He who made me
And to Him I have beauty beyond compare
I know He defines me, yeah,

Who are you to tell me
That I'm less than what I should be?
Who are you? Who are you?, yeah
I don't need to listen
To the list of things I should do
I won't try, no, I won't try

You don't define me, you don't define me,
You don't define me, you don't define me.

Who are you to tell me
That I'm less than what I should be?
Who are you? Who are you?, yeah, yeah
I don't need to listen
To the list of things I should do
I won't try, no, I won't try, yeah, yeah

Who are you to tell me
That I'm less than what I should be?
Who are you? Who are you?, yeah, yeah
I don't need to listen
To the list of things I should do
I won't try, no, I won't try, yeah, yeah



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    I have always struggled with self-esteem. I have always had a complaint about myself. My hair is too frizzy unless I wash it and sleep on it once, I don't like it's color. My eyelashes are too light to be seen and sometimes they look too short. My bangs don't straighten right and now they are becoming too long. My hair is too dry. I wish I had blue eyes instead of hazel. My thighs are too fat. My tummy isn't as toned as I would like it to be. I can't wear yellow because it looks terrible on me. My skin is dry. I get pimples. I am too tall. My feet are too big. My clothing size is too big. I'm fat. I'm too skinny. My nails are too flimsy and they are shaped funny so I have to file them and use strengthening polish if I want them to look nice. I'm too pale. I don't like my face-shape. My teeth aren't as white as I'd like them to be and I have too many spaces. My legs are too long. I can't sing as well as other people. I can't act or dance. I am not very good at math. Sometimes I'm foolish. I'm not allowed to date yet. I don't know how to handle guys. I am too shy in crowds. Sometimes I say the wrong things. The list goes on and on.
    But when I look at the way that god sees me I see that I am perfect in his eyes. My hair is a pretty texture and some of my friends are jealous of me for it. The color isn't so bad (though I did dye it because I wanted a change). My eyelashes aren't as light as I think they are and they are pretty thick and long. My bangs are cute and frame my face nicely, especially when straightened. If I care for my hair the right way it is really soft. My hazel eyes are really pretty and they can look more brown, green, or blue depending upon the lighting I am in or what I am wearing. My thighs are all muscle from several years of dance class. My tummy is more toned than I think it is. I can wear some shades of yellow but I can pull off other colors that I like better. If I care for my skin it is usually perfectly clear and it's soft too. I am around 5 foot 4, which isn't too tall for my age. My feet are the right size for my height. The size of my clothes is fine. I am not too fat or too skinny, but instead right in between. My nails look fine. The fair skin looks pretty (at least I don't look like an orange!) and even though I can't tan I look fine. My face shape flatters me. My teeth aren't as bad as I make myself think and the small gaps left will close when my wisdom teeth come in. Though my legs are long they aren't too long. I do have a pretty voice and I need to use it to praise my creator. I can act and dance, whether I believe it or not. Even though I'm not the greatest at math I can pass it and I excel in other things. I am currently pulling an a in my english class (i am a grade ahead) and will be entering a sophomore level honors class in the freshman year of high school if all goes well with the recommendation. Even though I can do foolish things the wisdom god gave me often outweighs it (thank the lord, for without that wisdom I would be in big trouble). Even though I can't date until I am sixteen I am learning that it isn't such a bad thing. I'm learning to handle guys as friends right now with god's help. I can be shy but is that so bad? It's how god made me. And everyone makes mistakes, especially me. But I am learning from my mistakes and even the intentional wrong-doings. I am learning what to steer clear of and I am also furthering my walk with christ.
    God made me beautiful, no matter what the mirror, the media, or anyone else says. They can't tell me how to dress. If I want to wear my purple skinny jeans, black boots, and my "nom nom nom - osaur" t-shirt I will. If I want to dye my hair red, brown, black, blonde, or any other color I will. But I am not going to change who I am to cater to society. I want to express myself and who god made me to be whether that be a rock star, teacher, accountant, trash truck driver, or anything else in between. This song reminds me that I need to follow what god wants. As long as I am doing that I believe that I am gorgeous :) I'd rather radiate with inward beauty than outward, but that's just me.
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    This is absolutely beautiful. Self-reflection in the mirror. She is asking the reflection, "who are you to tell me that i'm less than what i should be? " beautiful song. I could see myself in a room filled with nothing but a mirror, and me in a chair in front of it; and a single window, light pouring in but unable to reach me. I felt like I was reaching out to touch the mirror, saying, "you don't define me. "
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    I am an orphan kid from africa. I was taken in by a missionary family. People kept telling me who I should be and what I should be. When I listen to this song, I can close my eyes and open my heart to him. He is the only voice in my head that I need to listen. I don't need to be judged by the world. All I have is to try must best to follow what is laid down by him to be a christian and remember that is what matters the most. He is the light that guides my steps. Thank you for the song. Music is a huge part of who I am. It was music that lead me to christ and keeps on supporting me as I go through challenges in my life.
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    This song means so much to me:)
    its encouragment to not let society, or your school, or your jerk ex boyfriend tell you if you've "got it" because God made you for so much more than this world is telling you. We are all beautiful and are ment to feel that way. Esther knew she was beautiful and that ended up helping her courage when she went before the king to ask him to spare her peoples lives. We just need to remember who really defines us, its Him, the one who created us:)
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    I only just discovered Barlow Girl; I think they're beautiful and it's original to have a Christian rock genre that you don't have to be Christian to enjoy, I'm not. Mirror is my favourite of their songs. It's so difficult to be perfect, but your appearance shouldn't define you. It should be the way others think of you and the way you think of yourself than the way you are seen for your body. This song levels between upsetting and happy; in a way it is a joyful song as the girl discovers she no longer lets her reflection define her, and in a way it is an upsetting song with hidden meanings, to some people. Barlow Girl, keep it up.
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