Reflections, in the water and in the mirror
When I look into my eyes do I witness perfection?
I witness misdirection, misconception
A prophecy unfulfilled, insurrection


Against self-oppression, walk in my shoes
As I journey through kings’ tombs
No rules as I reach for the crown jewels
And come up short like an artist with no muse
Lighting fires every night with no fuse, confused
Am I becoming what I once ridiculed?


I used to look down on the other kids in school
Tables turn and now I’m the biggest of fools
Biggest of tools, opposing definition of cool
I see the man in the mirror and the mirror is cruel


I see darkness and that’s not even my skin
But the sins of the past still affect my kin
Demons always knock; why’d I let them in?
Can’t Lucifer just let me win?


They tell me a hard head makes a soft ass
School of hard knocks and I’m still skipping class
Eyes on my neighbors’ green grass
I’m neutral ‘cause you know a brotha tryna save gas


I see the man in the mirror and ask
“How do you sleep at night
Knowing you’ve lived up to so many stereotypes?
You used to see yourself rise above the masses!
Now you’re just the field nigga tryna please the ‘massas’..”


Reflections, in the water and in the mirror
When I look into my eyes do I witness perfection?
I witness misdirection, misconception
A prophecy unfulfilled, insurrection


Against self-oppression, walk in my shoes
The man in the mirror, he ain’t too smooth
Chip on his shoulder he’s got a lot to prove

But he walks like he ain’t got a thing to lose

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: