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Lil' Wayne Mirror Literary Analysis

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Grady Block

on 15 April 2013

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Transcript of Lil' Wayne Mirror Literary Analysis

Biographical-Criminal Past Lil Wayne is a known criminal. He makes this point blatently obvious through his music.
In Mirrors, Lil Wayne we can see this through a few different lyrics from the song:
"I see the scars that remain" references his violent past
One line stands out from the rest that references his criminal past:
"I see the blood in your eyes" can reference two different things. It can either mean that he recognizes their is an inherent desire for violence within himself or it can simply be a reference to blood shot eyes from smoking marijuana. However, either one would be illegal. Bibliographical-False Front In this song, Lil Wayne references multiple times how the person he sees in the mirror, himself, is a false front for the much deeper person that exists within
He reiterates this throughout the song with phrases such as:
You looking at me but I'm looking through you
I see the love in disguise
I see the pain in hidden in your pride
I see the guilt beneath the shame Biographical-Father One of Lil Wayne's lyrics from this song references his resemblance to his father who left his family when Lil Wayne was born.
"Looking at me now I can see my past, Damn I look just like my f*cking dad"
This line describes how he doesn't have the best moral character ever which gives insight into his life. Mirror by Lil Wayne ft. Bruno Mars Grady Block Psychoanalysis: The whole song when put together describes Lil Wayne's battle between in his psyche between his ID and SuperEgo. When compared to his other songs, this song really shows the inner working of his mind expressing his ID in a way he usually doesn't do. In most of his songs are controlled by his SuperEgo, which tells him to act like a thug to maintain his reputation as a gangster. However, his ID recognizes this and expresses this throughout most of the song. His lyrics suggest he is just trying to keep up an image and that he is only the one that understands him. He is in fact "looking in the mirror" and seeing what's really there. Carter, Dwayne Michael (Lil Wayne.) "Mirror". Cash Money Records. 2012. Song. [Lil Wayne:]
With everything happening today
You don't know whether you're coming or going
But you think that you're on your way
Life lined up on the mirror don't blow it
Look at me when I'm talking to you
You looking at me but I'm looking through you
I see the blood in your eyes
I see the love in disguise
I see the pain hidden in your pride
I see you're not satisfied
And I don't see nobody else
I see myself I'm looking at the

[Bruno Mars:]
Mirror on the wall, here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You've been my only friend
You told me that they can understand the man I am
So why are we here talkin' to each other again?

[Lil Wayne:]
Uh, I see the truth in your lies
I see nobody by your side
But I'm with you when you are all alone
And you correct me when I'm looking wrong
I see the guilt beneath the shame
I see your soul through your window pane
I see the scars that remain
I see you Wayne, I'm looking at the...

[Bruno Mars:]
Mirror on the wall, here we are again ([Wayne:] Yeah)
Through my rise and fall ([Wayne:] Uh-Huh)
You've been my only friend ([Wayne:] my only friend)
You told me that they can understand the man I am ([Wayne:] they can understand)
So why are we here ([Wayne:] misunderstood) talkin' to each other again?

[Lil Wayne:]
Looking at me now I can see my past
Damn I look just like my fucking dad
Light it up, that's smoke in mirrors
I even look good in the broken mirror
I see my momma smile that's a blessing
I see the change, I see the message
And no message could've been any clearer
So I'm startin' with the man in the...

[Bruno Mars:]
Mirror on the wall,

[Lil Wayne:]
MJ taught me that.

[Bruno Mars:]
Here we are again
Through my rise and fall
You've been my only friend

[Lil Wayne:]
Take 'em to Mars man

[Bruno Mars:]
You told me that they can understand the man I am
So why are we talkin' to each other again?

[Lil Wayne:]
Uh...

Mirror on the wall, here we are again ([Wayne:] yeah)
Through my rise and fall
You've been my only friend ([Wayne:] Any questions?)
You told me that they can ([Wayne:] I come to you) understand the man I am ([Wayne:] You always have the answer)
So why are we here talkin' to each other again?

[Bruno Mars:]
Mirror on the wall.

[Wayne:]
Ay, B.P.
Looks like I did take 'em to Mars this time

[Bruno Mars:]
(So why are we talking to each other again?)
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