When you get what you want in your struggle for yourself
And the world makes you King for a day
Just go to a mirror and look at yourself
and see what that person has to say.
For it isn’t your mother or father or spouse
Whose judgement upon you must pass,
The person whose verdict counts most in your life
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Now, some people can call you a straight shootin’ chum
and think you’re a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you’re only a bum
If you won’t look him straight in the eye.
He’s the one to please, never mind all the rest
For he’s with you clear up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous and difficult test
If the man in the glass can at least be your friend.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years
And get lots of pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears
If you cheat the man in the glass.
Do you love what you see in the mirror?