Dana Clark Music

Dana Clark

Story

A change in perspective can give us a whole new self image.

Lyrics

BACK UP      Dana Clark

Copyright 2013

Sometimes you feel insecure

Not as young as you once were

And when you want to look your best

You’re certain you’re a worn out mess

Well, I know something you can do

To reconstruct your point of view

To rediscover your lost youth

Make your reflection tell the truth



CHORUS:  Back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

Back up

You’ll see a whole lot clearer

Yes distance takes away the years

And all those wrinkles disappear

Back up! 

Back up, back up, back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

 

If you’re too close all you will find

Is beauty that’s the skin deep kind

That’s just veneer, it’s artificial

You’re too deep to be superficial

Age has brought you inner beauty

Back far enough, you're still a cutie

Now flash that captivating smile

You’ll see you still have lots of style



CHORUS :  Back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

Back up

You’ll see a whole lot clearer

You’re no spring chicken anymore

But you are not a dinosaur

Back up! 

Back up, back up, back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

 

You yearn for that romantic glow

The thrill of love you can’t outgrow

And when you want someone to pet

That's just a sign you're not dead yet

A soul mate is what I suggest

Someone to share your cosmic quest

Together you'll explore the zen of it

Enjoy your friendship with benefits!



CHORUS :  Back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

Back up

You’ll see a whole lot clearer

Focus on the ways you’re hot

Forget about the ways you’re not

Back up! 

Back up, back up, back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

 

When you change how you see you

Others see you that way, too

Yes you can change reality

By changing your proximity

Get a yard stick, be persistent

Find the proper viewing distance

Back up a bit more every year

Your vision will stay crystal clear



CHORUS:  Back up! 

You’re standing too close to the mirror

Back up

You’ll see a whole lot clearer

Don’t turn up the lights so bright

Try to stick to candlelight

Back up! 

Back up, back up, back up

You’re standing too close to the mirror

Back up!

Back up, back up, back up

Back up!

Back up, back up, back up

 

Recorded at Tommy Detamore's Cherry Ridge Studio

Kevin Lewis, bass & guitar

Michael Madison, drums

Dana Clark, vocal, piano, flute

Final mix by Brant Sankey.