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Larger than Life

Album lyrics:
  1. Act 1
  2. Twenty Million People
  3. Larger than Life
  4. The Musketeer Sketch The Musketeer Sketch Video
  5. Rookie In The Ring
  6. Manhattan Manhattan Video
  7. Naked In Bethesda Fountain 
  8. The Gospel According To King The Gospel According To King Video
  9. The Musketeer Sketch Rehearsal The Musketeer Sketch Rehearsal Video
  10. Funny/The Duck Joke Funny/The Duck Joke Video
  11. The Musketeer Sketch Rehearsal Part II 
  12. Welcome to Brooklyn Welcome to Brooklyn Video
  13. If the World Were Like The Movies
  14. Act 2
  15. Exits
  16. Shut Up and Dance Shut Up and Dance Video
  17. Professional Showbizness Comedy Professional Showbizness Comedy Video
  18. Maxford House Maxford House Video
  19. The Musketeer Sketch Finale The Musketeer Sketch Finale Video
  20. My Favorite Year 

Larger than Life lyrics

Larger than Life

Uncle Morty used to send me to the movies
"Here's a nickel kid, cheer up and go."
And though I was only seven,
I discovered heaven
at the R.K.O.

Blue Lights,
Pink Lights,
Stars in the ceiling,
An organ as big as a buick,
And a screen as tall as the Great Wall of China,
Red Rugs, Gold Stairs,
Porcelain Angels,
And everything bigger, and better, and larger than life!

*See at first, I was strictly a western man,
But then, one Saturday afternoon, I saw "Defender of the Crown," Warner Brothers 1941 Technicolor, starring Alan Swann.*

Daring, Loyal, Kind, but Courageous
A hero as big as a Buick,
With a cape a sword and a bevy of maidens,
He was movies, Me? I was seven.
And gee, he was bigger, and better, and larger than life!

See life wasn't capes or flashing swords or parapets,
Life wasn't Alan Swann or Robin Hood,
Life was your father going out for cigarettes,
And deciding he was going out for good.
"Here's a nickel kid, cheer up and go," Swann is playing at the R.K.O.

*Sure it was possible, if he met my mom in '34 at his cabana at the Chateau Mormont, there is every reason to believe that the man who went out to the Chesterfields wasn't my real father at all. I wasn't some kid whose father got tired or him and walked out! I was the bastard son of Alan Swann!*

Daring, Loyal, Kind, but Courageous,
A hero as big as I needed,
In the Technicolor embrace of a maiden,
Swann my hero, and possible father?

He stood, and he fought, and he never ran,
Oh no,
He was bigger,
And better,
And larger than life,
And he lived for me
At the R.K.O.
Last Update: October, 30th 2014


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