Superhero - It's Not Like In The Movies Lyrics

2019 Off-Broadway
Superhero the Musical - It's Not Like In The Movies Lyrics


Bryce Pinkham and Kyle McArthur performing 'It's Not Like In The Movies' from Superhero.

JIM:
No one can get too close
No one can get inside of you
No one can know the secrets that you keep

Your head is always down
Hoping the people slide past you
Almost as if you're walking in your sleep

And you can't cry though you hurt
You are always on alert
Though you try and you fight
People die

It's not like in the movies
Where the heroes love the unknown
It's not like in the movies
I spend my days alone
I don't even get a hug
From the kid stuck in the tree

It's not like in the movies
No one knows it's me

You don't drive a tricked out car
You don't work at a lab or the Daily...?

SIMON: (spoken)
Planet?

JIM: (spoken)
Right

JIM:
For a boss who yells but has a heart of gold

You don't bleed or scrape or scar
Well, at least not on the outside
And you're at your peak
But you can't help feeling old

You're always tired but you can't rest
You often lose though you've done your best
There's no parade, no city key
Just an .....?....

It's not like in the movies
It's a little more complex
It's not like in the movies
No CGI effects

I don't get to learn life lessons
From my human family
It's not like in the movies
No one knows it's me

I try to hold the weight
So I won't wake each day
To cries of anguish
In my head
But if I disappear
You'll all implode, that's clear
It's gotten worse and worse with every passing year

I don't mean to sound so harsh
I've also seen the good out there
Empathy and kindness on display

But every time I think I can
Release myself from this nightmare
Someone tries to blow the world away

So, I don't wanna sound insincere
But I think you should just forget what happened here
'Cause no one ever truly sees me

SIMON: (spoken)
You're Jim, the man in 4B

JIM:
Now, Simon, that's an ending I would really like to see
But I can't make a life out of my secret identity

SIMON: (spoken)
Why not?

JIM:
It's not like in the movies
No one knows it's me



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