Song of the Day #5,168: ‘The Man in the Looking Glass’ – Frank Sinatra

The Random iTunes Fairy is looking ahead to my 50th birthday this December and serving up a track from Frank Sinatra’s 1965 album September of My Years. Sinatra released this album in August of that year, ahead of his own 50th birthday that December. A nifty coincidence.

Turning 50 in 1965 isn’t the same as turning 50 in 2022, so I like to think I’m not entering the September of my years, exactly, but more like the early July.

Still, I think it’s time for me to give this album some attention, listening to it as a man the same age Sinatra was when he recorded it. I’ve mostly heard it with much younger ears.

The man I see in the looking glass doesn’t have any problems with his sacroiliac just yet (had to look that one up) though I am nursing a strained rotator cuff and can’t peruse a menu without reading glasses and good light.

But I can still manage a smile, so I think I’m doing ok.

I’ve seen that face before
That face that I see in the mirror
I know that face
I’ve seen that face before

I knew that dopey guy
When he didn’t know how to tie his tie
He stood right there and he had hair galore

The man in the looking glass
Who can he be
The man in the looking glass
Can he possibly be me

Where’s our young Romeo
The lad who used to sigh
Who’s the middle age Lothario
With the twinkle in his eye

He seem so much wiser now
Less lonely but then
Could be he’s only pretending again
Man in the looking glass smiling away
How’s your sacroiliac today

Where’s your first love affair
That trajedy d’amour
The true love you thought would be
The end of you for sure

The man in the looking glass
Have no regrets
The man who’s wise never forgets
That life is worth living if once in a while
You can look in that looking glass and smile

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #5,168: ‘The Man in the Looking Glass’ – Frank Sinatra

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I also had to look up sacroiliac. Fortunately, at 55, mine seems to be doing just fine,thank you.😀

  2. Peg says:

    You will not be surprised I didn’t have to look up sacroiliac 😊 this is one of my favorite Sinatra albums and we listen to it often. Hard to believe he was only 50 when it was recorded. When you get to be my age you can say only.

  3. Doug says:

    I posted on your email account

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