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  1. Back Up

From the recording Back Up

A change in perspective can give us a whole new self image.

Lyrics

BACK UP      Dana Clark
Copyright 2013

Sometimes you feel insecure
Not as young as you once were
And when you want to look your best
You’re certain you’re a worn out mess
Well, I know something you can do
To reconstruct your point of view
To rediscover your lost youth
Make your reflection tell the truth

CHORUS:  Back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
Back up
You’ll see a whole lot clearer
Yes distance takes away the years
And all those wrinkles disappear
Back up! 
Back up, back up, back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
 
If you’re too close all you will find
Is beauty that’s the skin deep kind
That’s just veneer, it’s artificial
You’re too deep to be superficial
Age has brought you inner beauty
Back far enough, you're still a cutie
Now flash that captivating smile
You’ll see you still have lots of style

CHORUS :  Back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
Back up
You’ll see a whole lot clearer
You’re no spring chicken anymore
But you are not a dinosaur
Back up! 
Back up, back up, back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
 
You yearn for that romantic glow
The thrill of love you can’t outgrow
And when you want someone to pet
That's just a sign you're not dead yet
A soul mate is what I suggest
Someone to share your cosmic quest
Together you'll explore the zen of it
Enjoy your friendship with benefits!

CHORUS :  Back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
Back up
You’ll see a whole lot clearer
Focus on the ways you’re hot
Forget about the ways you’re not
Back up! 
Back up, back up, back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
 
When you change how you see you
Others see you that way, too
Yes you can change reality
By changing your proximity
Get a yard stick, be persistent
Find the proper viewing distance
Back up a bit more every year
Your vision will stay crystal clear

CHORUS:  Back up! 
You’re standing too close to the mirror
Back up
You’ll see a whole lot clearer
Don’t turn up the lights so bright
Try to stick to candlelight
Back up! 
Back up, back up, back up
You’re standing too close to the mirror
Back up!
Back up, back up, back up
Back up!
Back up, back up, back up
 
Recorded at Tommy Detamore's Cherry Ridge Studio
Kevin Lewis, bass & guitar
Michael Madison, drums
Dana Clark, vocal, piano, flute
Final mix by Brant Sankey.