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.
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,
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,
He was bigger,
And larger than life,
And he lived for me
At the R.K.O.
Last Update: October, 30th 2014