From the recording "Life's Rear View Mirror"
Empty Mirror relates the story of child's lost innocence.
(Lyrics C. Webster - Music: K. Johnson)
Timmy is young, a good boy is he
His teachers are strict as they could be
Learning of his maker, one of the trinity
He wonders, only once, how can that be
As he grows older, the rules become known
He realizes much too late, no thoughts of his own.
Feeling always guilty no reasons why
He has many sleepless nights only to cry.
Religion is an empty mirror - Lost in the fold
Religion is an empty mirror - Must do what your told
Religion is an empty mirror - Live by it’s rules
Religion is an empty mirror - It’s only for fools
The black room is small, hot and smelly
Kneeling the door slides there’s knots in his belly
He must make up sins that he must tell
If he’s got nothing to say he’ll go to hell
Each week passes he makes up new sins
He has a cork board of them held by pins
I don’t think I’m a bad boy, Timmy does say
Why must I hate myself just to obey.
The one rule that he just can't measure
It feels so good, but a sin to give pleasure
Why do he feel desire so strong
If this is being human, why is it wrong.
As he looks in a mirror – who does he see
His eyes have been taught what it should be
He lost his own thoughts, there is no reflection
His empty mind never makes the connection
Religion - Must do as your told
Religion - You’re lost in the fold
Must do what your told