There's something in how well you tell the story
The way you overcame the odds all stacked against you
The way you prevailed in the face of greater danger
The way at first that they misunderstood you

You regaled us with the way that you triumphed over darkness
The kisses in the shadow and the stockings
But as the pieces come together there's these things that I keep hearing
About the hero that you are when no one's watching

I saw Wendy at the Wagon Wheel
I didn't know what to tell her
She said she saw you walking by her building
She said maybe you're ashamed that things turned out this way
You said you had to hurry off to something

She used to let you use her place to put on your better face
It went on for years she saw some bad things
She told em what you told her about how you really loved her
That's the hero that you are when no one's watching

Feasting on the weakness of the women who were thinking
You might be held to half the things you told them
The wreckage that you left in the places that you slept

Moving through the bars and slowly stalking
Someone you can use that finds you charming
That's just the way our hero does his bidding
Living off the lies to lonely women

Now I heard that you went running back to Maria's arms
You said it's really just the best thing for the baby
And Maria never found another man to love and comfort
And every time you come back she's there waiting

So you rid into the sunset and it all ends up so happy
Jesus and the coffee and the talking
But does the audience applaud for all women you've done wrong?
And the hero that you are when no one's watching

Feasting on the weakness of the women who were hoping
You might be held to half the things you told them
The wreckage that you left at the places that you slept
Moving through the bars and slowly stalking
Someone you can use that finds you charming
The story that our hero keeps well hidden
A weak man living off of weaker women
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When No One's Watching Lyrics

Craig Finn – When No One's Watching Lyrics