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Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" Inspirational Meaning

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We bring to you an amazing song by Michael Jackson entitled "Man in the mirror". The song was part of the 1987 Jackson's "Bad" album. Another Song That Truly Inspires Us.

The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror", Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror" Inspirational Meaning, video, lyrics analysisThis song its a conscious song by a iconic figure from the 80's. What's so special about it? Well... its not very often that you see a popular star releasing a song about self consciousness and awareness, but that wasn't the case with Michael Jackson, throughout is career he released many conscious songs, this is one of them.

We picked "Man in the mirror" because it shows how important it is, that if you, want a make a change in the world, you have to start with you first.

I remind you that this song was used as therapy and throughout rehabilitation of drug addicts and alcoholics, so it is indeed powerful. Like Mahatma Gandhi said "Be the change you want to see in the world". That's how you can make an impact, this song combines a beautiful message with superb rhythm and melody, enjoy it in the video bellow, lyrics after with analysis: 


Michael Jackson's Inspirational Song "Man In The Mirror" Meaning:


"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"


The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": It opens up with a decision being taken, making a change. That moment when you are so fed up, that you finally decide enough is enough! You should be able to take decisions like this in your life. Put yourself in position to do so by analyzing the results you're getting. If you aren't getting any near, make that change, take that decision. It all starts with a decision and a thought, than comes execution: I'm going to change, make a difference, make it right!

"As I, turn up the collar on
My favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the streets
With not enough to eat
Who am I to be blind?
Pretending not to see their needs"


The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": If you are going to make a change you might as-well put on your best clothes, give yourself a boost of confidence and start to execute. On the other hand you cannot think only about you, you have to care about others. "Who am I to be blind?" it shows you no matter who you are you have to care about others, no one is free from it, embrace it. 

"A summer's disregard, a broken bottle top
And one man's soul ( 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"


The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": Ignoring, discarding, feeling sad, being broken, all sad situations. That's how people get fed up with situations. But notice, you can't stop being fed up forever, you will be, because life its about ups and downs. It's when you're down that the urge to change comes. So embrace it also, a better day is coming, sometimes we must see the dark, in order to look out for the light.

"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 want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change"

The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": This is it! "No message could have been any clearer", you want to make a change? Start with you, with yourself, the man in the mirror. Talk to yourself, ask yourself to change what you do. Of course this is figurative, this is all about being introspective and personal development. Analyze yourself, uncover your weaknesses and strengths, make a change on what's weak, maintain your strengths. Be driven to get better and better each time you "look in the mirror".

"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?"


The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": "selfish kind of love" - you have to love yourself but you cannot be all about you. We all been thought it, only thinking about ourselves, being selfish about possessions, wanting everything to ourselves, come on...There is much more outside that selfish zone. That's what we need to realize, everything we have is a blessing, a blessing that some don't have. Give value to what you have, and share with those who have less. This will get you to experiment an unique feeling of being worthy to others, rather than just to yourself. 

"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"

The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": Again, there's lot of negative and sad things out there. But someone has to come and stop this flow of sadness. And that's where you and me can enter this story. By making a change in ourselves, we stop the negative flow and eventually it will spread to others. It's all about changing yourself in order to be a better individual, that will have his part in making a world a better place. 

"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 want to 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 have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make that
Change!

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
(Oh yeah!)
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change)
You gotta get it right, while you got the time
You can't close your, your mind!

(Then you close your, mind!)
That man, that man, that man, that man
With the man in the mirror
(Man in the mirror, oh yeah!)
That man, that man, that man
I'm asking him to change his ways
(Better change!)
No message could have been any clearer
If you want to make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make the change

Oh no, no no

I'm gonna make a change
It's gonna feel real good!
Chime on!
(Change)
Just lift yourself
You know
You've got to stop it
Yourself!
(Yeah! Make that change!)
I've got to make that change, today!
Hoo!
(Man in the mirror)
You got to
You got to not let yourself
Brother
Hoo!
(Yeah! Make that change!)
You know, I've got to get
That man, that man
(Man in the mirror)
You've got to move! Chime on!
Chime on!
You got to
Stand up! Stand up! Stand up!
(Yeah! Make that change)
Stand up and lift yourself, now!
(Man in the mirror)
You know it!
You know it!
You know it!
You know it
(Change)
Make THAT CHANGE"

The Meaning Behind "Man In The Mirror": We all have the desire to make a change. But if you concentrate on the whole world to change you'll get nothing. That's why focusing on yourself its very important, because you can't control the world, but you can control yourself and your actions. So you focus on what you can control, and you start from there making a change in the world. Start small, by changing yourself, and by doing so you will achieve big, because you are changing the world. 

Be GREAT!


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