1. Reflections

From the recording Mama's Biscuits

Self-evaluation: Who am I? Am I true to myself? Do I show me on the outside, or am I someone else to others?

Musicians: Kirby Heard: Vocals, Guitar, Alto Flute
Jon Shain: Guitar


©J Kirby Heard (BMI)

Who do I see in my mirror? Is she the same as me?
Grey with wrinkled outlines; my colors do I see?
Is it there, my endless quest for truth, Sprinkled with light-hearted wit?
Is my heart of gold pinned on my sleeve? Do I show my grit?

I’m polishing my reflection
No reason to make believe
Embrace the face in my mirror  
Finally reveal the true me

I’ve been bruised & beaten; and loved incredibly
Victories over struggles, they’ve written the story of me
It seems I’ve created a cover, a kind of a social mask
I fool some folks I know — they never even ask

No self-denial, I know I’m true, 
No one else I’m trying to be
Are you seeing me in the mirror? 
I’m not hiding my identity

Swimming against the mainstream, Do I act as someone I’m not?
Where’s the woman I’ve met before? Does she fear getting caught?
I’m bound to admire who I am, with no uncertainty
So I’ll see the face in my mirror as she is meant to be