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WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


A = A add9 (no 3rd)       B = B add9 (no 3rd)       C = C add9 (no 3rd)


         INTRO:  Em


                 Em
             I.  there was a house of mirrors.

                 you lived there for a while.
                         A
                 you had mirrors in the bathroom,

                 mirrors in the bedroom,
                 B
                 mirrors in the den,
                 C
                 mirrors in your men.
                     Em
                 you just looked out the window,

                 searching for yourself.
                 B
                 someday you will learn,
                 C
                 someday you will learn
                      Em
                 to appreciate me.


                 Em
            II.  the scenery was ugly:

                 the lawn was never cut,
                   A
                 a banged up Oldsmobile

                 sitting out front.
                     B
                 you wouldn't shut the curtains
                    C
                 or spray the windows black.
                     Em
                 you just said, "that ain't me.

                 I don't look like that."
                 B
                 someday you will learn,
                 C
                 someday you will learn
                      Em
                 to appreciate me.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  like verse


                 Em
           III.  you went to the airport

                 to find another window
                 A
                 with a better view,

                 to find a better you.
                          B
                 now your hands can't touch each other,
                 C
                 you can't taste your own mouth,
                     Em
                 you can't hear your own voice,

                 can't hear your own voice.
                     B
                 you just look out the window
                     C
                 and try to remember
                      Em
                 what mirrors were like.


                 Em
            IV.  you can talk to a statue,

                 tell him of your woes;
                   A
                 explain William Shakespeare

                 to a dog with furry toes;
                 B
                 tell a plant all about
                 C
                 nuclear waste;
                 Em
                 fall for a farm boy

                 and kiss his hairy face.
                     B
                 oh, someday you will learn,
                 C
                 someday you will learn
                      Em
                 to appreciate me.


  INSTRUMENTAL:  like verse (twice)


                 Em
             V.  close your eyes

                 one by one.
                 A
                 shut them so

                 you see no one.
                 B
                 listen to your heartbeat,
                 C
                 look inside yourself.
                 Em
                 don't look out the window,

                 don't look somewhere else.
                 B
                 someday you will learn,
                 C
                 someday you will learn
                      Em
                 to appreciate you.


                 B
        ENDING:  someday you will learn,
                 C
                 someday you will learn
                      Em
                 to appreciate you.
                 B    C    Em
                 oooh------.

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