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A song that defines me: “Reflection” from Mulan

Readers,

I have been recently finding Disney movie songs that I can sing as lullabies to my son either from the words or the slow melody.

I listened to Mulan’s “Reflection” (the movie version) and it whisks me away to my adolescence. It is a very defining song for me personally as I was trying to find myself.

Look at me,
I may never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter.
Can it be,
I’m not meant to play this part?
Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself,
I would break my family’s heart.

Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?
Why is my reflection someone I don’t know?
Who is that perfect bride?
It’s not me, though I’ve tried.
When will my reflection show, who I am, inside?
How I pray, that a time will come,
I can free myself, from their expectations
On that day, I’ll discover someway to be myself,
and to make my family proud.
They want a docile lamb,
No-one knows who I am.
Must there be a secret me,
I’m forced to hide?
Must I pretend that I am someone else for all time?
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?

I thought I would share. I am a Disney child and as an adult, I am a Disneyphile.

Warmly,
Laili

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