If the World Were Like The Movies lyrics - My Favorite Year

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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 

If the World Were Like The Movies lyrics

If the World Were Like The Movies

Strange as it may sound,
Movie stars are human,
Relatively human, after all.
And it's hard living up
To an image on a screen
That is forty or fifty feet tall.

If the world were like the movies,
We would never make mistakes.
We'd correct our little blunders,
And select our better takes,
And the person that we should be
Would be all the public sees.
For if life should go off track,
We could simply fade to black,
If the world were like the movies.

Think, if marriages were movies,
How our lives would be improved:
Love preserved on film forever,
All the battle scenes removed.
We'd have only happy endings.
We would edit as we please,
Cut to smiling man and wife
With a baby and a life,
If the world were like the movies.

And the child would have a father
Who was always there,
Playing games
And flying homemade kites,
Cheering at her high school plays,
Tucking her in bed on stormy nights,
Never absent, never cruel,
Not a drunk, not a fool,
A father who could give his daughter
Blue lights, pink lights,
Just like the movies.

If the world were like the movies,
I'd know how to play the part.
I'd be there when I was needed,
And I'd never break her heart.
She would never see me stumble,
And I'd never let her down.
I'd be sober, wise, and humble,
The defender of the crown.

Well, thank God she has my movies
To see.
She is better off with movies
Than me.

Last Update: September, 17th 2014

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