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Not to be confused with 'Mirrors' (a song by Justin Timberlake), the song Ellie Goulding covered in the Live Lounge.

Mirror is the 10th track from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). It was written by Ellie Goulding and Mathieu Jomphe and was produced by Billboard.

Background & DevelopmentEdit

"I actually didn't [read any of the books], but I know enough about it — I saw the first film, I know enough about it to write a song for it," Goulding told MTV News on the EMA red carpet. "I actually wrote ['Mirror'] about someone, and then I converted it slightly for 'Hunger Games,' because I spoke to the director, and he loved the song so much and wanted it to be about the film." [1]

—Ellie Goulding

Mirror has been described by Ellie Goulding as the perfect song: “He wanted me to talk about the themes and stuff like that,” she continued. “[I re-worked it] and I love it now. It works; it's perfect now.” [2]

Idolator said it was “More sparse and experimental than the snippet would have you believe, Ellie’s Catching Fire contribution is perhaps the least commercial of the bunch.” [3]

The song was produced by Billboard who produced her previous bonus tracks in the special UK edition version of Halcyon which were High For This and The Ending.

LyricsEdit

Is this our world?

I look in the mirror
I can't get over you
Is this our world?
Is this someone else?
Is this someone else?

I look in the mirror
And I try to see myself
My head full of terror
From the games I played so well
I try to see clearer
I try to forget the fires I started
I try to be nearer
To where you are
To where you are

Are we star-crossed lovers?
Did I really want you gone?
If I'm really a winner
Where did these demons come from?

I was the girl who was on fire
I was the girl who was on fire
Only a bird could get much higher
(I look in the mirror)
'Cause I was the girl who was on fire

I look in the mirror
And I try to understand
And piece it together
Wash the blood from both my hands
I can't see the ending
There are people who know my every secret
I'm tired of pretending
You're in my heart
In my heart

Are we star-crossed lovers?
Did I really want you gone?
If I'm really a winner
Where did these demons come from?

I was the girl who was on fire
I was the girl who was on fire
Only a bird could get much higher
(I look in the mirror)
'Cause I was the girl who was on fire [4]

CreditsEdit

Writers Ellie Goulding, Mathieu Jomphe
Producers Billboard
Vocals Ellie Goulding
Published by ® 2013 Universal Republic Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

ReferencesEdit

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