I gotta figure out where Mommy keeps the dynamite.
I'll get some measuring tape, so I can time it right.
I know it's dangerous, I know you're thinking I am a fool.
But it's the only chance I'll ever get to look so cool.
(look so cool)

Hey, look at me
casually walking away,
like action movie hero boy
in slo-mo,
everything glowing and blowing to bits right behind me.

You see it all the time in theaters on the silver screen,
like when the good guy blows the bad guy's house to smithereens.
I got a movie making camera and a dozen grenades.
I'm looking tough, I got the stuff, I got the spiffy shades.
(spiffy shades)

Hey, look at me
casually walking away,
like action movie hero boy
in slo-mo,
everything glowing and blowing to bits right behind me.

I am aware it's just a movie
I'm aware it's a cliche
I am aware I'm being stupid
I'm aware of that, but hey

This is just something I gotta do. Yeah.

Hey, look at me
casually stumbling down
like action movie blooper reel
in slo-mo,
everything glowing and blowing to bits, including me


Lyrics submitted by Homepie

Action Hero Movie Boy song meanings
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  • +3
    General CommentThis is about a person who wants to imitate his favorite action movie cliche: The hero walking coolly toward the camera as some gigantic explosion occurs in the background. He botches it and gets blown up.
    Trapezoidon September 12, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHaha I love this song.
    Its so just.
    Curiosity killed the cat - Stupidity killed the boy.
    YourEuphoriaon July 26, 2007   Link
  • -3
    General CommentWow. None of you are right. This song is, obviously, about a kid who follows in everything that he sees in Action Movies. When he attempts doing these things, he fails and kills himself.
    an1ma7ionon April 16, 2009   Link

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