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Broken Mirrors

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VERSE 1
Reflections of a 5-year old lookin’ in the rear view/
Wonderin’ why she ain’t got a father like her peers do/
Instead they gotta babysit it, ten years later, been a minute/
But before you learn to lose trust, it takes a certain limit/
Product of a single mother, fucked up, when I think of love ‘cuz/
Father figure packed up, it’s never been enough/
So I’m duckin when I catch a feelin’, hate is what my heart is spillin’/
Papa killed this fate, a million times, so how do I forgive him?/
Pop a pill when pain is killin’, poppin veins, the proper feelin’/
People poppin’-up are just a prop to me, to hurt I’m willin’/
Porcelain turned poison venom, probably won’t prosper when I’m/
Seed without the poppy, prophecy's the problems pourin’ in and/
Pop that pussy, my position, lyin’ more than politicians/
Call ‘em daddy, guys are billin’, opposite the opposition/
Papa’s never far from vision, carbon copy pop’s reflection/
Fuck a mirror, it paints a villain, cuz its always papa in em/

HOOK
I keep lookin’ in the mirror like, lookin in the mirror like - why do I just hate myself?/
I keep lookin’ in the mirror like, lookin in the mirror like - I can’t even find myself/
I keep lookin’ in the mirror like, lookin in the mirror like - why do I just hate myself?/
I keep lookin’ in the mirror like, lookin in the mirror like - I can’t even find myself/
I can’t find, no, I can’t find me, I can’t find, I can’t find me/x2

VERSE 2
Reflections of a 18, daydream in a motel/
Bruises and they both swell, he’s toxic, but she won’t tell/
He promised but she knows well, he’s talking just to cope well/
And often they don’t go well, but options never go well/
Now I’m laying lifeless, my eyes can’t even cry, it’s/
Distracted by the lights that a reflection of my iris/
Staring at these mirrors on the ceiling/
He holds me, I can’t feel ‘em, these bed sheets feeling haunted when we in ‘em/
They say ‘cuz she's tall and the way that she dresses, right?/
He rapes it’s her fault, she should've been dressin’ right/
Like when they catcall, she shouldn't be out at night/
But fuck ‘em, it’s all of them that's been taking away her light/
So close your eyes, you feel like you stuck/
Take those hips, you nip and you tuck/
No consent, he feelin’ the rush/
Feel the burn with every touch/
Open wide to bruise in the guts/
Deep inside, you feeling the cuts/
All these mirrors never enough until you feel you never enough/

HOOK

Reflections to a young girl, a queen, and a young me/
Glass ceilings and these mirrors, these fixtures try to shut me/
They hope my light broke or maybe I might choke/
And wait I “shift weight” like walking a tight rope/
Mirrors that we use ain’t a reflection of truth/
But a direction of you or a correction of you/
Expectations vs. you, how do you separate the two?/
When the one inside the mirror ain’t as beautiful a view/
So please, baby don’t fold, baby don’t go/
Maybe we losin’ control, but don’t lose soul/
When we breathe, feelin’ so cold, stories untold/
‘Cuz what these broken mirrors don’t show is my soul/
Please, baby don’t fold, baby don’t go/
Maybe we losin’ control, but don’t lose soul/
When we breathe, feelin’ so cold, stories untold/
‘Cuz what these broken mirrors don’t show is my soul/

HOOK

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from CIRCA91, released October 3, 2017
Produced by OJ The Producer
Bass Guitar by Chris Baylon

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Ruby Ibarra San Lorenzo, California

Ruby Ibarra is a rapper, spoken word artist, and producer from the Bay Area, CA.

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