Objects in the Mirror
Mac Miller Lyrics


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People love you when they on your mind
A thought is love's currency
And I been thinking about her all the time
I've never seen somebody put together perfectly
What would I have to do to call you mine
Someone like you is so hard to find
You can open up your eyes or you can walk it blind
All I ask is that you hurry, I won't hurt you don't you worry
Listen to me, I'mma set you free
He ain't gonna break your heart again
Go through the worst to reach the ecstasy
When your imagination's on pretend
Never thought that it would feel this way
You never taught me how to heal the pain
I wish you caught me on a different day
When it was easier to be happy

So just a little taste and you know she got you
Can you hide away, can you hide away
Sound of silence as they all just watch you
I kinda find it strange
How the times have changed
But I wish, we could go and be free, once
Baby, you and me
We could change the world forever
And never come back again
Let's leave it all in the rear-view
You don't have to cry
You don't have to cry

And mend a broken heart girl if you can
I don't expect you to be capable
You got the world right in your hands
And that responsibility is unescapable
I promise that I'll be a different man
Please give me the chance to go and live again
I'm having some trouble can you give a hand
It seems perfection really is unattainable
Don't even say you about to end it all
Your life precious ain't a need to go and kill yourself
I'm not so sure that there's an end at all
I wish the truth would just reveal itself
Who do you call to make it to the top
And, who do you call to make the shootin' stop
And who do you call to give the coup a wash?
After every thing I did I think I'm still myself

So just a little taste and you know she got you
Can you hide away, can you hide away
Sound of silence as they all just watch you
I kinda find it strange
How the times have changed
But I wish, we could go and be free, once
Baby, you and me
We could change the world forever
And never come back again
Let's leave it all in the rear-view




You don't have to cry
You don't have to cry

Overall Meaning

In "Objects in the Mirror," Mac Miller reflects on his desire to have a woman who has captured his attention. He compares love to a thought, which is a "currency." Mac thinks about her all the time and admires her perfection. He yearns to call her his own and recognizes how difficult it is to find someone like her. Mac pleads with her to open her eyes and see him for who he truly is. He believes that he can be the one to heal her broken heart and promises to be a different man.


As the song progresses, Mac Miller encourages the woman to give life another chance. He acknowledges the responsibility she has and promises to support her. Mac recognizes that he is also struggling and asks for her help. He believes that he is still himself despite everything that has happened. The song concludes with Mac Miller dreaming of a world where he and his love could be free and change the world together.


Overall, "Objects in the Mirror" explores the themes of love, loss, regret, and hope. Mac Miller's lyrics convey his emotional vulnerability and desire for a better life.


Line by Line Meaning

People love you when they on your mind
The more a person thinks about someone, the stronger their affection for that person becomes


And I been thinking about her all the time
The singer is constantly thinking about the woman he loves


I've never seen somebody put together perfectly
The singer believes the woman he loves is perfect in every way


What would I have to do to call you mine
The singer wants to know how he can make the woman he loves his own


Someone like you is so hard to find
The singer believes that finding someone as amazing as the woman he loves is rare


You can open up your eyes or you can walk it blind
The singer is telling the woman he loves that she can either see the truth or ignore it


All I ask is that you hurry, I won't hurt you don't you worry
The singer wants the woman he loves to hurry up and be with him, and reassures her that he won't hurt her


Listen to me, I'mma set you free
The singer believes that he can help the woman he loves overcome her issues


He ain't gonna break your heart again
The singer is certain that he won't hurt the woman he loves like her past lover did


Go through the worst to reach the ecstasy
Sometimes you have to go through difficult times to experience true happiness


When your imagination's on pretend
When you're living in a fantasy world, nothing seems real


Never thought that it would feel this way
The singer is surprised by how much he loves the woman he loves


You never taught me how to heal the pain
The singer blames the woman he loves for not teaching him how to deal with emotional pain


I wish you caught me on a different day
The singer wishes that he was in a better emotional state when he met the woman he loves


When it was easier to be happy
The singer used to be happier before he fell in love


So just a little taste and you know she got you
The moment the singer met the woman he loves, he knew he was in love with her


Can you hide away, can you hide away
The singer is asking the woman he loves if they can spend time together in private


Sound of silence as they all just watch you
The singer believes that everyone is watching him and the woman he loves, but no one is saying anything


I kinda find it strange
The singer is confused by the situation he's in


How the times have changed
The singer realizes that his life has changed dramatically since meeting the woman he loves


But I wish, we could go and be free, once
The singer wants to be free to be with the woman he loves without worrying about anything else


Baby, you and me
The singer is addressing the woman he loves


We could change the world forever
The singer believes that he and the woman he loves could make a huge impact on the world


And never come back again
The singer wants to start a new life with the woman he loves


Let's leave it all in the rear-view
The singer wants to leave his past behind with the woman he loves


You don't have to cry
The singer doesn't want the woman he loves to be sad


And mend a broken heart girl if you can
The singer wants the woman he loves to heal his broken heart if she can


I don't expect you to be capable
The singer doesn't think the woman he loves will be able to heal his heart


You got the world right in your hands
The singer believes that the woman he loves has the power to change his life for the better


And that responsibility is unescapable
The singer believes that the woman he loves has a huge responsibility to him


I promise that I'll be a different man
The singer promises to change for the better if the woman he loves gives him a chance


Please give me the chance to go and live again
The singer wants the woman he loves to give him a chance to start over and be happy again


I'm having some trouble can you give a hand
The singer is asking the woman he loves for help with his emotional issues


It seems perfection really is unattainable
The singer has realized that achieving perfection is impossible


Don't even say you about to end it all
The singer is telling the woman he loves not to harm herself


Your life precious ain't a need to go and kill yourself
The singer wants the woman he loves to understand that her life is valuable and she shouldn't harm herself


I'm not so sure that there's an end at all
The singer doesn't know if there's an end to suffering


I wish the truth would just reveal itself
The singer wants to know the truth about life


Who do you call to make it to the top
The singer wonders who he needs to talk to to become successful


And, who do you call to make the shootin' stop
The singer wonders who he needs to talk to to stop violence


And who do you call to give the coup a wash?
The singer wonders who he needs to call to clean his car


After every thing I did I think I'm still myself
The singer has been through a lot, but he still recognizes himself and who he is




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Malcolm James McCormick, Pharrell Williams

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