Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Jon Foreman's "A Mirror Is Harder to Hold" (lyrics)

A Mirror Is Harder to Hold

You could stay a while longer

We could stay up and talk about last summer

We could go down to the water, watch the sunset goin’ under

Its not that I’m a stranger to lonely moments

I’ve had my share of those

Please don’t go please don’t leave me alone

A mirror is so much harder to hold

I could try to point a finger

But the glass points in my direction

Sure you’ve got your sharp edges but my wounds are from my own reflection

You’ve got nothing I could ever hold against you

Ive got fatal flaws to call my own

Please don’t go, please don’t leave me alone

A mirror’s so much harder to hold

I met a man who was looking for perfection

Said he’d never met a girl who was good enough

His eyes are getting old like they’d love to love again

Such a lonely man

Such a lonely man

I see him in my reflection taking steps toward me these days

So I hold you that much closer and pray we don’t throw this away

It’s not that I’m a man who couldn’t love you

I know what these arms are for

Please don’t go please don’t leave me alone

A mirror’s so much harder to hold

A mirror’s so much harder to hold

Please don’t go please, don’t leave me cold

A mirror’s so much harder to hold


  1. Anonymous9:03 AM

    Jon Foreman, goodness. What talent! It's kind of... strange to hear him in this style of music, after so many years as SWITCHFOOT. It's just... different. But he's still one of my favorites. Amazing guy.

  2. Anonymous7:37 PM

    I really love the lyrics of this song. They speak something so deep that I really needed to hear.

    I know personally, I’ve been one to pursue independence as if deep friendship and romance were signs of a form of weakness or a flaw. In a sense, yes but it is a beautiful weakness; a necessary vulnerability because the alternative is deadly. The alternative is not worth it; it is not enough; it is not complete.

    Genesis 1:20(AMP) And Adam gave names to all the livestock and to the birds of the air and to every [wild] beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found a helper meet (suitable, adapted, complementary) for him.