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Man In The Mirror

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  • Taken from: Bad
  • Track number: 7
  • UK release date: February 20th, 1988
  • Highest UK chart position: 21 (2 on re-entry in 2009)
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Lyrics

I’m gonna make a change
For once in my life
It’s gonna feel real good
Gonna make a difference
Gonna make it right
As I, turn up the collar on
My favourite winter coat
This wind is blowin’ my mind
I see the kids in the street
With not enough to eat

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Who am I, to be blind
Pretending not to see their needs
A summer’s disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man’s soul
They follow each other on the wind ya’ know
‘Cause they got nowhere to go
That’s why I want you to know

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I’ve been a victim of
A selfish kind of love
It’s time that I realise
That there are some with no home
Not a nickel to loan
Could it be really me
Pretending that they’re not alone
A willow deeply scarred
Somebody’s broken heart
And a washed out dream
They follow the pattern of the wind, ya’ see
Cause they got no place to be
That’s why I’m starting with me

I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change
I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways
And no message could’ve been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that…change

(Continue as above ’til…)
Gonna feel real good now
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Na na na, na na na, na na,
Na nah
Oh no, no no
I’m gonna make a change
It’s gonna feel real good
Come on
Just lift yourself, you know
You’ve got to stop it yourself

I’ve got to make that change today
You got to, you got to not let yourself brother
You know
I’ve got to get that man, that man
You’ve got to, you’ve got to move, come on, come on
You got to stand up, stand up
Stand up
Stand up and lift yourself, now
Gonna make that change
Come on
You know it
You know it
You know it
You know
Make that change

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