Role of a Lifetime
Bare: A Pop Opera Lyrics


Peter
Everything's an act
When you're pleasing everyone
And he assumes that role to such renown
He plays a perfect part
Straight from his heart
Knowing the risk he takes
And hoping that the house is not brought down

The role of a lifetime
It's living a fantasy
A drama that you struggle to erase
Thoughts battle words over deeds
A war with such casualties
All played out behind a smiling face

God, I need your guidance
Tell me what it means
To live a life where nothing's as it seems
Spending days in silent fear
And spending nights in lonely prayer
Hoping that one day when you wake
Those feelings won't be there

So confused because I feel complete with him
When we're alone it all somehow makes sense
Look into his eyes for some compromise
Remember the word 'forget'
And try to bury something so intense

You learn to play the straight man
Your lines become routine
Never really saying what you mean
But I know the scene will change
White picket fences and a dog
A trophy bride and children
God, I know that's what he wants
But, Jason, what role do I play?
Am I a savior or a phase?
Am I here to damn you
Or to help you navigate this maze

Where confusion is a crime
So you fill your life with sound
And if you dance like hell
You hope you'll never touch the ground
What happens when the music stops?
In the silence, will he stay?
One day he'll realize
That these feelings aren't going away
So we drive ourselves insane
Spinning circles in our souls
As we dance around and play pretend
And once again
Reprise our roles

Contributed by Alexis N. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

Archie Bautista

the entire musical is so beautiful. only a stone will not feel the emotions overflowing. great job to all actors and actresses who performed in this musical.

Sighmxchael

Im playing Peter in June and i honestly cannot wait this has been my dream role for a few years now!!!

Gianna A.

know this is really late
but did you enjoy it?

Stephanie

How’d it go?!

Halene Q

Was it your...Role of a Lifetime?

Milo

That’s so cool! Break a leg

Tze'ela Noimark

Omg break a leg!

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greenfinch_12

Pov: You’re only three songs in and you’re already bawling

Meagan Power

God I found this musical not to long ago and I can't stop listening to this song it's so beatific and heartfelt and makes me wanna cry every time I hear it. I wanna sing this but I'm a straight female so idk how that would even work lmao.

Grace Armstrong

lol same

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