May 21

“I Never Go Around Mirrors” from The Legendary Lefty Frizzell

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The Legendary Lefty Frizzell

Lefty Frizzell is not only was one of the early pioneers of country music but is also a great influence on a lot of country musicians now. Frizzell was a big influence on Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Randy Travis, and Keith Whitley. Without Frizzell to set the style and tone of country music then we wouldn’t know what country music sounds like.

His famous hit songs that were known by many were: “If You’ve Got the money, I’ve Got the Time,” “I Want to be With You Always,” and “Always Late (with Your Kisses).”

All About the Song: “I Never Go Around Mirrors”

“I Never Go Around Mirrors” was recorded by Lefty Frizzell and written by Whitey Shafer and Lefty Frizzell himself. The song was included on his album The Legendary, which was released in November 1973 under ABC Records. The Legendary entered the US Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974 at No. 37, for a total of 5 weeks. While the song “I Never Go Around Mirrors” peaked at No. 25 on the US Hot Country Songs chart in 1974. Furthermore, the song remained on the chart for a total of 12 weeks.

All About the Song’s Content

Did you ever wonder what you look like when you go through a breakup? Well, this song is all about that. A man who neglects himself, physically or emotionally, because he is going through a hard time. He doesn’t care about anything else, for now, all he could feel is the pain of being left by the person he loves. He never looks in the mirror because the way he looks right now reminds him that she’s gone and he’s alone now. A lot of us go through this phase of a breakup. The part where you don’t care for yourself for a little while. However, this phase won’t last long, people eventually get through it and finally get to be happy again. It’s just a matter of time.

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