And every day the glass mirror
Get tougher to watch; I tie my stomach in knots
As he states at the beginning of the verse:
“Sometimes I look in a mirror and ask myself
Am I really scared of passing away,”
It’s harder to look at himself everyday because he’s becoming a man he doesn’t like, thus making him sick to the stomach.
Also note the inference on glass and watch, the typical mirrors are made of glass, so why be so specific? The wordplay infers he’s watching a hour-glass, with time slowly slipping away from him. He talks about looking in the mirror every day. This line might imply that the sins he’s committed makes looking at himself in the mirror harder and harder.
Kendrick here makes watch sound like “wash”, to infer not only that its getting harder to “watch” the person he is slowly becoming, but also to say as this change is happening he is slowly not recognizing the person he sees in the mirror, like a mirror with a blurred reflection that he can’t “wash” and fix.
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