Lil Wayne: Mirror Meaning
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Song Released: 2011
With everything happening today..
You don't know whether your coming or going but..
You think that your on your way
Life lined up on the mirror don't blow it..
Look at me when I'm talking to you..
anonymous Aug 16th, 2017 8:56am report
It's quite inappropriate to only look at it from one point of view whereas we should have two perspectives to judge from,cuz the song features Bruno mars. Now let me explain the song from Bruno mars' perspective:::
"Mirror on the wall": He is talking about himself(which he sees on the mirror)
"Here we are again": He acknowledges the image in the mirror as himself( which is correct)
"Through my rise and fall, you've been my only friend": He is trying to say that although people would come to you during your rise and leave you during your fall, yourself(the inner person) will stick to you during your ups and downs.
"You told me that they can understand the man I am": the term 'you' here means himself( remember he is still talking to his reflection on the mirror); and 'they' means people\friends. So put together, He thought people would understand the man he was so he trusted people and accepted friends but they didn't.
"So why are we here talking to each other again": Having been disappointed and dumped by friends and acquaintance, he embraced himself. Literally it means, he having told himself to trust and move with people is now back to appreciate himself after being failed and disappointed by the people he was moving with.
NOTE that the song divided the person into two, the physical person referred to as 'i' and the inner personality or the soul referred to as 'you'. Throughout the song the 'i' and 'you' are used by both lil' Wayne and Bruno mars to refer to one entity.
This is and would remain my favorite song, it teaches a lot. My greatest desire is to feature or be featured by Bruno mars and Wayne.
anonymous Dec 14th, 2011 12:39pm report
This song is saying that he struggles with being misunderstood. He feels like nobody can really feel his pain and struggles but him. He knows that success brings friends that aren't real. The deepest part in the song is that he says he's his only friend. Lonely and craving real love from his soul mate.
anonymous Nov 7th, 2011 11:53am report
No you guys are wrong. There is no drug reference. Lil Wayne is trying to say that the only person he knows and can trust is his reflection in the mirror (himself).
anonymous Sep 21st, 9:58am report
Dwayne carter song mirror is a song of changing himself by looking at the mirror it reflect to him he need a change and in another way he is trying to say that nobody can understand him unless the mirror which he looks into coz only the can tell him he's real picture(u told me that they can understand the man i am)
anonymous Jul 26th, 7:32am report
The thing that catches me the most is the part when hè says ‘damn I look just like my fucking dad’ because Wayne never had a good bond with his real dad and i think that the song is about looking like someone you dont want to look like but you have Peace with it because you know you’re different than that person
Wayne you’re still the best rapper Alive and Will always stay the best rapper in the world
anonymous Nov 24th, 2018 11:25pm report
Well most importantly Lil Wayne is definitely talking about himself. He is talking about his past life present life and future life he is telling himself you have been my #1 friend and will be. He doesn't want to go back to his past because it was difficult times. His present life he's proud of himself. He doesn't want to fail not only his family and friends but his fans. His future all he Hope's for is a good life. Even though he may think that the devil would tell him to do bad things. He in fact rather change the bad things and turn them into positive things by making awesome music and producing it to the public but He still stands with God but he worries that past life would get to him.
anonymous Jun 29th, 2018 6:26am report
This is one of my childhood song so I want, to help people out on want the song about. So here we go red and black there, different but they mean some thing more than color or pride. RED:mean love,family,friend
,happness,and so much more.
Black:mean darkness,unhappness,unlove,no family,no friends,and much more.
That what I mean color is pride it is different it change that world thank you for reading this. It show that people change the world for the great or good.
anonymous Jan 18th, 2018 1:34pm report
This song is about a man who is hating the worst parts of himself. A man who dislikes all the wrong in his life. Who wants to encourage young men and ladies to embrace yourself. Let the hatred parts of you fade, let the good, unique parts prosper. This song is saying that life is like a painting, messy,heartbreaking, and a struggle but what would life be if we didn't have problems. This song wants you to make mistakes because mistakes leads to learning and learning leads to a great life.
anonymous Aug 15th, 2017 8:29pm report
The song is talking about how when you are going through things or have things going on nobody's really going to be there for you but yourself. You can't trust or believe in anyone to understand your problems or situation you are going through. You have to count and believe in yourself . Nobody is gonna be there for you but yourself.
anonymous Jun 27th, 2017 6:16am report
I think he is talking about how he had a hard life and how he says that I see my mum smile that's a blessing bcz maybe his mum never really smiled and that the man in the mirror aka him was his only friend and he is always there for himself.
anonymous Feb 25th, 2017 2:58am report
today.me too when I reflect back to this 4yrs old song. i see the change.may be here by"MJ tought me that" his saying Michel Jackson.and again to compare these words in the song again
'with today'wayne.you can see the new message.
anonymous May 30th, 2016 5:15pm report
I think that lil wayne is talking about what is happening in life and he is talking about himself I think he wanna change from the evil things he has done
anonymous Dec 16th, 2014 12:26pm report
I think he is trying to change, for the better, to become something better than he is thought to be. People think that this song is about drugs and other stuff but it isn't! He is talking about changing and trying to do better in his life.
I also get dis sng to be repentance but d paintin at at d end is tryin to tel us dat humanity is traped by music. If we chek frm d bible it says God luvd lucifer bcos of his swit music, lucifer was a great singer and also luvs music. God creatd us as is own image so lucifer is uzin music to trap umanity away frm God. If u luk at d paint, u ll se dat d tail of paint luks lyk d treble simbol in music. Dat represents swit music and d paint standin represent us humanity, luk at d way it stands jux lyk d way jesus was crucified.
anonymous Jun 25th, 2014 6:54pm report
i think he wants to change for the better and give his life to Christ Jesus. he's telling us to fear God and do away with evil deeds.
anonymous Sep 23rd, 2013 9:55am report
as you can see he is painting with red black and white... Black-fear, evil, unhappiness, depth, style, evil, sadness, remorse, anger..
White-Reverence, purity, birth, simplicity, cleanliness, peace, humility, precision, innocence, youth, winter, snow, good, sterility, marriage.. Red-Excitement, energy, passion, love, desire, speed, strength, power, heat, aggression, danger, fire, blood, war, violence, all things intense and passionate.. what im getting at is that the colors tell the story and wayne explains it..wayne begins with the color Red he is spilling his blood the way christ did on the cross.. then he uses Black he is tired of being evil and angry and he feels like he is becoming his dad.. the white he want to make himself pure and clean and happy.. at the end of the video he drops his red flag and when your in a crew you dont drop your flag unless your wanting to get jumped out of your crew so i think hes being done with the gang life
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