Role Of A Lifetime
Bare 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 is living a fantasy.
The trauma 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 nothings 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 never touch the ground.

What happens when the music stops?
In the silence will he stay one day,
One day you'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.
Then once again,
Reprise our roles.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Tristan Oelofse

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 nothings 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 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



All comments from YouTube:

Daniel Schulte

I had the honor of playing Peter in the second German production of bare ever. Playing this role was so much fun and the more often I played him, the more I got connected to his emotional world. We just had our last show and I will miss this great show so much but this amazing year will stay in my heart forever! Thanks Peter for everything I’ve learned from you.

Collin Killoran

Congrats! I’m sure you killed it

Tristan Oelofse

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 nothings 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 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

missluckystar100

My best friend is singing this for his college auditions. It suits him so well, I'm almost brought to tears every time I watch him sing it

simon black

my son has just performed this at his college.... its a very moving song, he was brilliant of course!!! well he is my son. i made a soundtrack mixing this audio with him singing...... and considering i recorded him just holding my phone used as a voice memo its not at all bad!!! .... i wished there was someway of you being able to hear it and give your comments!!! 

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TheManowarcraft

My friend recommended me to listen to Bare. You know he did kinda forgot to mention that this song had oh i dont know ALL THE FEELS! Damn this whole music score is nothing short of epic

Alex Berthelot

I'm almost positive if a homophobic person heard this song, they wouldn't be homophobic anymore. This is so heart wrenching and beautiful

Delaney B

Such a powerful song and Matt Doyle has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard

Magical kitty Dani

WHY ISN'T THIS MUSICAL MORE POPULAR??? LIKE HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ANYTHING BETTER THAN THIS MUSICAL? I HAVEN'T

Magical kitty Dani

@Oof TvT the tea. You spilled it.

But pls don't hate on Hamilton tho I actually love Hamilton a lot.

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