Original Song – “Reflections”

“Reflections” is an introspective song I wrote about the dreams of our youth and the realization at some point that our lives may have taken a detour somewhere along the way, and perhaps the person we are today is not at all the person we always wanted to be.  There are many reasons our lives may have turned out differently than how we believed they would when we were younger and idealistic, but one of the reasons may have been we simply became complacent and allowed circumstances to pull us blindly along the path of least resistance – instead of defining who we are and who we choose to be – and then working to become that person.  The song asks “When you look in the mirror, What do you see, Are you the person, You always wanted to be” and then encourages us, saying “Reflections in a mirror, What do you see, You can still be that person, You always wanted to be.”

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“Reflections” is a song from Set 2 of my recordings in 1996, and speaks of looking into the mirror and deciding to finally become the person you always wanted to be. The first words of the song aren’t recorded clearly and begin with, “How do you feel, In the morning, When you first, Get out of bed…” This song reminds us to never give up on our hopes and dreams ~ even for this songwriter who began his journey of writing songs back in 1989 ~ and only now is sharing them with all of you! Enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Reflections" Pg 1 - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved"Reflections" Pg 2 - "Turn Up The Volume", Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Reflections

“Turn Up The Volume”, Collected Works Volume V, Copyright 1991, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

                  A             G

How do you feel in the mornin’

               D                    E

When you first get out of bed

          A             G

With a new day a dawnin’

D                          E

Before the kids are fed

               A                  G

When you look into the mirror

D                 E

What do you see

         A                  G

Is the person in the mirror

                   D                       A

The one you always wanted to be

                E                   A

Wanted to be, wanted to be

Chorus:

               E                         G

When you look in the mirror, what do you see

E                                  G

Are you the person, you always wanted to be

    E                            G

Reflections in a mirror, what do you see

            E                                 G

You can still be that person, you always wanted to be

      D

You always wanted to be

      A

You always wanted to be

      E                               A

You always wanted to be  (End)

Verse Two:

            A              G

Out the door in the mornin’

              D                E

As you’re drivin’ off to work

              A             G

There’s a new day a dawnin’

D                      E

Take the time to look

          A             G

At yourself in the mirror

D                           E

Before the day goes by

          A              G

Take a look in the mirror

D                A

Are you satisfied

       E           A

Satisfied, satisfied

Verse Three:

                      A             G

You know that life has its changes

         D                 E

As we carry on our way

              A                   G

We never know where it takes us

         D                  E

As we travel on our way

              A                         G

Then one day we look in the mirror

            D                  E

And our hair is turnin’ gray

            A                  G

Did you look into that mirror

               D               A

When you first got up today

           E                  A

Got up today, got up today

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2 thoughts on “Original Song – “Reflections”

  1. Mark,

    This song is beautiful, thought provoking & just magical in my brain as it plays there.

    God bless you always and in All ways,
    Jade

  2. Jade,

    Getting ready in the morning to begin a new day gives us a perfect opportunity to look in the mirror and ask ourselves if we’re the person we’ve always dreamed we would be some day. If not, just like in Michael Jackson’s ‘Man In the Mirror’ that declares “I’m Starting With The Man In The Mirror…I’m Asking Him To Change…His Ways” – we too, can seize the day to work at becoming that person we’ve always wanted to be! Carpe Diem! ♥ 🙂

    Love always in Christ!

    Mark

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