man in the mirror

People think a soul-mate is a perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul-mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you back to your own attention so you can change your life. A soul-mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so that new light can enter, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life.
Man in the Mirror
  • Man in the Mirror
  • Michael Jackson
  • Bad
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Released on January 9th, 1988.

Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson (Bad;1987)

“Man in the Mirror” is a great message. I love that song. If John Lennon was alive, he could really relate to that song because it says that if you want to make the world a better place, you have to work on yourself and change first. It’s the same thing Kennedy was talking about when he said, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change. Start with the man in the mirror. Start with yourself. Don’t be looking at all the other things. Start with you. That’s the truth. That’s what Martin Luther King meant and Gandhi too. That’s what I believe.“ Michael Jackson


Perfect breakdown of the 1988 Grammy performance:

This is not the Grammys. This is church.”

“He’s like a magical faun with a curl. Very rare.”

This might be the most beautiful performance of our most beautiful song.”

“Mike just Eastside Stomped all over the Grammy stage. He is the chosen one.”

“If you aren’t moved by this, you don’t have a soul.”

Few people have ever “left it on the field,” like Michael Jackson at the 1988 Grammys. No one’s ever done anything like this.”

“I just don’t get it. I don’t know how you remain glued to your seat as new religions are being formed onstage.”

“Michael is shouting ad-libs at the audience, which is important, because if there’s one thing this performance is, it’s a sermon. He’s just up on that stage, converting lost souls.”

“In our eighth minute, we finally reach the filthiest breakdown in a live performance that I’ve ever heard. It’s just disgusting how good this is. And that’s only aided by the fact that Michael is writhing on the floor.”

“Respect this mythical creature and his hops.”

“I think Michael has blacked out. I don’t think he has any idea where he is.”

“And now he’s deep-voice scatting and screaming. Yep, definitely blacked out. One hundred percent thinks he’s in Gary. So pleased with him.”

“Look how frizzy his little curl mullet is. That’s what hard work looks like.”

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TOM HIDDLESTON SINGING MAN IN THE MIRROR (by Prince860126)

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“My heart just bled for him all the time.”

                 -Katherine Jackson

Happy Birthday Michael Jackson. I’m sorry that we took everything for granted. I’m sorry that we didn’t love you and treat you with at least a fraction of the love that you treated us with. I’m sorry that we didn’t try to help you when you were in need. Sorry for all the tears and breakdowns that we caused you. But,also, thank you for everything that you, as a human being and as an artist did. You were truly something else. May God have mercy on your soul, and I hope that you are resting in heavenly peace. God bless you ,Michael Jackson. We really do love you.And you were right : Love lives forever.