Wednesday, February 13, 2008
After Listening to the song and then reading over the lyrics, its becomes clear to me that the “Man in the Mirror” is himself. He is looking for a change in his life along with others. He fells as if that if he can change and do good in the world so can others in positions of power. Along with that he wants “us” as regular people to make a change in our lives and care for humanity and the well being of others. 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 . . .” These here lyrics explain it all. These are the first lines from the song. Along with Jake I think that he is trying to make the ultimate change. Along with that I can also see where Joseph is coming from in stating that because of his childhood he has been affected so deeply that this change is going to help him dearly. With him helping others and making sure that they can live normal lives will help him cope with the hardships that he dealt with through out his childhood.