"Love Like the Movies" as written by and Timothy Seth Avett Robert William Crawford....
So you want to be in love like the movies
But in the movies they're not in love at all
And with a twinkle in their eyes
They're just saying their lines
So we can't be in love like the movies

Now in the movies they make it look so perfect
And in the background they're always playing the right song
And in the ending there's always a resolution
But real life is more than just two hours long

So you want to be in love like the movies
But in the movies they're not in love at all
And with a twinkle in their eyes
They're just saying their lines
So we can't be in love like the movies

Well you can freeze frame any moment from a movie
Or run the whole damn thing backwards from reel to reel
But I don't see one single solitary light technician
Or one single camera in this moonlit field

I don't want to be in love like the movies
Cause in the movies they're not in love at all
With a twinkle in their eyes
They're just saying their lines
So we can't be in love like the movies.

And with a twinkle in their eyes
They're just saying their lines
And so we can't be in love like the movies.
Nooooooo
We can't be in love like movies


Lyrics submitted by Thrilliam, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentI love this b/c it illustrates with most appropriate metaphor how people delude themselves into thinking that if they can just find "the one," everything will be idyllic. Oh, who the hell am I kidding? I'm bordering on being one of those people, which is why I'm still single. Oh well...
    arigginon May 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReal life is more than just two hours long. That is certainly an indicator of the problem with things like wanting to be in love like the movies. You simply can't imagine the future of a relationship or the course of an event because capturing the fights, the problems, the details, the nuances, the ups and downs; well its just not something that can be realized. But people get focused on what they do imagine, which is often just the best possible actions or even just the best parts of an action and end up disappointed.
    tropicaltboneon August 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWe can't be in love like the movies because our love is real.
    Imberon August 24, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Who am I kidding? I love all of their songs!
    mlilly24on June 23, 2012   Link

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