Dana Clark Music

Dana Clark with Kevin Lewis and Michael Madison
Dana Clark

Story

It is important to our self-esteem to be satisfied with how we look.  As time passes, we may need to shift our perspective in order to capitalize on our strengths. 

Dedicated to Baby Boomers everywhere. 

Recorded at Tommy Detamore's Cherry Ridge Studio.  Dana Clark, piano, flute, vocals.  Kevin Lewis, bass and guitar.  Michael Madison, drums. 

Lyrics

Back Up. You're Standing Too Close to the Mirror

Copyright 2013 Dana Clark

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 readjust your point of view

To reconnect with 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

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

Up 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

And age has brought you inner beauty

Back far enough, you're still a cutie

Now, flash that captivating smile

You'll see you've still got 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 yardstick, be persistent

Find the proper viewing distance

Then, 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 mirro