My Secret Origin

from Total Hero Team by MJ Hibbett (and Steve)



The United Statesman and Woman-Droid explain what a Secret Origin is near the beginning of "Total Hero Team". I'm particularly proud of the final verse which features three of the GREATEST superhero loglines of all time. I always expect audiences to GASP at this section and burst into spontaneous applause, but nobody ever does!

Similarly I have always hoped that someone would notice that I include characters like Monkey, Asterix, James Bond and The Matrix characters in it... with similar results. ALSO also please note that The United Statesman's super power is MONEY - originally live he gives more detail, saying that he SUED after being bitten by a radioactive flag, but in the show itself it got a bigger laugh to leave it without. Everytime we did it I thought "But... we're missing out the end of the story!"


Your Secret Origin
It's how your Superhero Story begins
Your secret O-O-O-O-Origin

For example: You could be born from an egg on a mountaintop
The funkiest monkey that had ever been popped
You could fall into a cauldron when you were very small
Growing up in a village in Ancient Gaul

Your Secret Origin
It's how your Superhero Story begins
Your secret O-O-O-O-Origin

You could be shot in a rocket when your planet exploded
Or live in a Matrix but only you knows it
Be a secret agent or a private detective
I was bitten by a flag that was radioactive

My Secret Origin
It's how my Superhero Story begins
My secret O-O-O-O-Origin

It needs to be a story that's action packed
But underlying everything be slightly sad
When people see you in costume they will ask why
Do you need to dress up like that when you're fighting crime?
Couldn't you just be a policeman or something?

And you'll say no: because
With great power comes great responsibility
I'm sworn to save a world that fears and hates me
Criminals are a superstitious cowardly lot
It's what I'm programmed to do. I am a robot.

That's my secret origin
It's how my Superhero Story begins
My secret O-O-O-O-Origin
My secret O-O-O-O O-O-O-O O-O-O-O O-O-O-O Origin


from Total Hero Team, released February 28, 2014


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MJ Hibbett & The Validators have performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured the UK and Europe, featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and recorded a science fiction rock opera, all while maintaining their complete independence from outside record labels. ... more

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