Reflections
The Supremes Lyrics


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Through the mirror of my mind
Time after time
I see reflections of you and me

Reflections of
The way life used to be
Reflections of
The love you took from me

Oh, I'm all alone now
No love to shield me
Trapped in a world
That's a distorted reality

Happiness you took from me
And left me all alone
With only memories

Through the mirror of my mind
Through all these tears that I'm crying
Reflects a hurt I can't control
Although you're gone
I keep holding on
To those happy times
Oh, girl when you were mine

As I peer through the windows
Of lost time
Keeping looking over my yesterdays
And all the love I gave all in vain
(All the love) All the love
That I've wasted
(All the tears) All the tears
That I've tasted
All in vain

Through the hollow of my tears
I see a dream that's lost
From the hurt baby
That you have caused

Everywhere I turn
Seems like everything I see
Reflects a hurt I can't control

In you I put
All my hope and trust
Right before my eyes
My whole world has turned to dust

Reflections of
The love you took from
Reflections of
The way life used to be

In you I put
All my hope and trust
Right before my eyes
My whole world has turned to dust





Now baby, why did you do it?
Reflections

Overall Meaning

in this song refer to the memories and thoughts that come to the singer's mind when she looks at the mirror of her mind. She sees reflections of her and her past love, and she is swept by feelings of sadness, bitterness, and confusion. The lyrics imply that the singer's past love took away the happiness she once had, leaving her feeling trapped in a world that is distorted and painful. She feels all alone without any love to shield her from the harsh reality of life.


The song is mainly about heartbreak, betrayal, and loss. The lyrics reveal the singer's regret for putting all her trust, hope, and love in someone who turned out to be unworthy of her affection. Through the hollow of her tears, she sees the dream of love she had with her past lover is now lost, and she is left with nothing but memories of the happy times they shared together. Despite the hurt and pain, the singer can't help but hold on to the memories of how things used to be when her past love was hers.


Line by Line Meaning

Through the mirror of my mind
As I reflect on memories in my mind


Time after time
Repeatedly, consistently


I see reflections of you and me
I see remnants of our past relationship


Reflections of
Memories of


The way life used to be
How different things were in the past


Reflections of
Memories of


The love you took from me
The love that you took away and left me alone


Oh, I'm all alone now
I am alone and have no one to turn to


No love to shield me
Without your love to protect me


Trapped in a world
Stuck in a situation


That's a distorted reality
A twisted view of reality


Happiness you took from me
You took away my happiness and left me with nothing


And left me all alone
You left me with no support


With only memories
All that remains are memories


Through the mirror of my mind
As I reflect on memories in my mind


Through all these tears that I'm crying
Through all the tears that I have shed


Reflects a hurt I can't control
The pain I still feel but can't manage


Although you're gone
Even though you are no longer here


I keep holding on
I am still emotionally attached


To those happy times
To the good moments we shared


Oh, girl when you were mine
When I was with you


As I peer through the windows
As I look back


Of lost time
Of time that has passed


Keeping looking over my yesterdays
Continuing to reflect on the past


And all the love I gave all in vain
The love I gave was pointless


(All the love) All the love
Every ounce of love


(All the tears) All the tears
Every tear


That I've wasted
That I have thrown away


Through the hollow of my tears
Through my heartache


I see a dream that's lost
A dream that I can no longer achieve


From the hurt baby
From the pain that you caused me


That you have caused
That you are responsible for


Everywhere I turn
No matter where I look


Seems like everything I see
Everything I see


Reflects a hurt I can't control
Brings up painful memories


In you I put
I placed my trust


All my hope and trust
All of my expectations and trust


Right before my eyes
Plainly visible


My whole world has turned to dust
Everything has fallen apart


Now baby, why did you do it?
Why did you hurt me?


Reflections
Memories that continue to haunt me




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DAVID BRYAN BENOIT

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@angelafisher299

Does anyone remember the television show "China Beach "This was the theme song and I would watch the show just to hear this song. Supremes will always be my favorite girl group of all time.

@michaelbrinks8089

LOL I just came from a China Beach intro video....I totally forgot about that show then randomly started thinking about it a couple days ago.

@Ray-ti3pb

Young Dana Delaney and Marg Helgenberg.

@bobbierobinson6269

I never watched a show, just the intro to hear them.

@ccret7

Good show

@smokefree08

My bro and I loved that show. Ricki Lake is the only cast member that I remember.

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@irisadams7639

My Dad is a Vietnam Vet and this song was in heavy rotation throughout the war. It will always remind me of my Dad and the sacrifice he and so many gave.

@barrymorgan5206

Thank you for sharing that with all of us 🎶❤️🙏🏽

@bernard48

God bless him, and so many others

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