I lift my head, look up, and say, “They’re not listening!”
And then I ask, “How well am I listening?
“They don’t understand!”
How hard am I working to understand?
“They’re funding the wrong things!”
What am I funding?
“They’re making things worse!”
Am I making things better?
“I’m starting with the (wo)man in the mirror
I’m asking (her) to change (her) 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”
Lyrics by Glen Ballard & Siedah Garrett, adapted for gender https://www.michaeljackson.com/track/man-mirror-2/
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