From the album The Beacon

Lyrics

Not Like the Movies
©2016 Alice Bierhorst

Falling and calling and stalling and bawling
All the symptoms of romance
Forbidden fires and criss-crossing wires
What a comic song and dance

Cool-eyed and casual
Business as usual
Laboring to see if there’s a chance

IT’S NOT LIKE THE MOVIES
THERE’S NO GUARANTEE
THAT WE’LL BE TOGETHER
NOT LIKE THE MOVIES
THAT’S JUST MAKE BELIEVE
IT’S NOT LIKE THE MOVIES
THIS TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE

There you are in the room can you hear my heart boom
Trying hard to seem aloof
Fussing and fiddling from sparkling to middling
All my savoir faire went “poof”

Cool-eyed and casual
Business as usual
All the while searching for the proof

CHORUS

Twirling around the ballroom
Twirling around the ballroom
Twirling around, twirling around
Swirling around the ballroom
Twirling around and around and around we are
Twirling around the ballroom in my mind

CHORUS