"Man In The Mirror" PDF Print E-mail
(single by Michael Jackson from album "Bad"; released on January 9, 1988)


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 favorite winter coat,
This wind is blowin' my mind.
I see the kids in the street, with not enough to eat,
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

[Chorus]

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,
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change.
(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 realize.
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.
(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.
(Starting with me!)

[Chorus]

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,
(If you wanna make the world a better place)
Take a look at yourself and then make that change,
(Take a look at yourself and then make a change).

[Repeat chorus]