Staring Back
Pillar Lyrics


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Here seems to be something going on inside of you
Maybe what you need is just another point of view
But not from me, that's not for me to do
So, step back, relax, take a second, look inside of you

And you can see an image of yourself you never saw before
Despite all the trauma you've felt
If one way or another, we all are bright stars
It's just a simple way to find out who we really are

[Chorus]
Why do we let it out of control? Has all this taken a toll?
I don't know if we can take anymore
We've got to stop and take a look in the mirror before


Step back, take a look inside yourself
From the outside, you can see someone else staring back at you
It's your reflection

Why do you feel so empty every time you've had enough?
Well, maybe you don't realize with what you've been filling up
It's plain to see that eventually you will see
The Jekyll and Hyde game in your mind is just a simile

[Chorus]

Before your perception has started to get a little numb
And your perfection isn't helping anyone
Your reflection is the only way for you to see
For your protection, you need to see reality





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Pillar's song "Staring Back" seem to be a message to someone who is struggling with their own identity or experiencing some form of inner turmoil. The singer acknowledges that there may be something going on inside of the person and suggests that maybe they just need a different perspective. However, the singer makes it clear that it is not their place to provide that perspective. Instead, the person should step back and take a look inside themselves to find the answers.


There is a sense of hopefulness in the lyrics as the singer suggests that the person may discover an image of themselves that they have never seen before. Despite any trauma they may have experienced, they are all bright stars and discovering their true selves is a simple way to do so. The chorus repeats the question of why we let things spiral out of control and take a toll on us, emphasizing the importance of stopping to take a look in the mirror before it is too late.


The second verse suggests that maybe the reason for feeling empty is because the person is filling themselves up with the wrong things. Eventually, they will see that the "Jekyll and Hyde game" in their mind is just a simile, and they will be able to see the reality of who they are. The final chorus emphasizes that the person needs to see their reflection in order to protect themselves and see reality.


Overall, the lyrics to "Staring Back" seem to be a call for self-reflection and a reminder that each individual has the power to discover their own true identity.


Line by Line Meaning

Here seems to be something going on inside of you
It appears that you have some internal struggles that you are dealing with.


Maybe what you need is just another point of view
Perhaps looking at things from a different angle could help you overcome these struggles.


But not from me, that's not for me to do
However, I am not the one who can provide this perspective.


So, step back, relax, take a second, look inside of you
Take a pause and try to find insight within yourself.


And you can see an image of yourself you never saw before
If you look closely within yourself, you might see aspects of yourself that have been hidden until now.


Despite all the trauma you've felt
Even if you've gone through difficult experiences in life,


If one way or another, we all are bright stars
everyone has the potential to shine,


It's just a simple way to find out who we really are
and it can reveal important truths about ourselves.


Step back, take a look inside yourself
Take some distance from your situation and reflect on your inner self.


From the outside, you can see someone else staring back at you
By viewing yourself from a new perspective, it might seem like you are looking at someone else.


It's your reflection
But in fact, it's still you that you are seeing.


Why do you feel so empty every time you've had enough?
You might be wondering why you still feel unfulfilled despite trying to deal with your struggles.


Well, maybe you don't realize with what you've been filling up
Perhaps you are not really addressing the root of the problem by trying to fill the void with other things.


It's plain to see that eventually you will see
It's clear that at some point,


The Jekyll and Hyde game in your mind is just a simile
the battle within yourself between different aspects of yourself is simply a metaphor.


Before your perception has started to get a little numb
Before you become desensitized to your situation,


And your perfection isn't helping anyone
and trying to be perfect is not necessarily the solution,


Your reflection is the only way for you to see
Looking at yourself from a new angle might be the only way for you to gain insight.


For your protection, you need to see reality
It's essential to face the truth in order to protect yourself.


Why do we let it out of control? Has all this taken a toll?
It's worth asking why we allow ourselves to lose control, and whether it has negative consequences.


I don't know if we can take anymore
It might feel overwhelming and like we can't handle it anymore.


We've got to stop and take a look in the mirror before
It's crucial that we pause and reflect before things get any worse.


Chorus
These are repeated lines that emphasize the importance of reflecting and looking within ourselves.




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