THE MAN IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what THAT man has to say.
For it isn't your father, or wife
Whose judgment upon which you must pass;
The fellow whose verdict counts most in your life,
Is the one staring back from the glass.
Some people may think you're a straight shoot' in chum
And call you a wonderful guy,
But the man in the glass says you're only a bum
If you can't look him straight in the eye.
He's the fellow to please never mind the rest,
For he's with you clear to the end.
And you've passed his most dangerous, difficult test
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway of life
And get pats on the back as you pass,
BUT your final reward with be heartaches and tears
If you've cheated the man in the glass!