Real World


On a day when it's of no concern
In a life of holding patterns
Fair game
From a mouth spouts useless chatter
In a body getting fatter
Prepare aim
Now aware there's no more yearning
But where there's fire there's something burning
You think you're learning that love don't count for nothing
In the real world

Look around -- there's no one near you
In the crowded place you feel your slipping away
Are you hiding or invisible
Are you sure what's possible's not hearsay
Questioning if you've been given what you need in which to live
Or simply learning that love don't count for nothing
In the real world

Chasing down a dream, a dollar
Fall down, get up
You've been set up
A house, a home, a life
With decoration, your creation
Is falling down around you
Huffing, puffing, someone's bluffing
You've got nothing
Wondering if it's enough to survive

With no objection
Lost without sense of direction
No way
You'll live a long, long life, god willing
But going nowhere can be killing
So they say
You're not alone everyone's in line too
But heaven help the one behind you

If you think you've got it rough
If you've been thinking that love don't count for nothing
It's because you haven't questioned what the real world is
Question what the real world is
Question what the real world is


words/music by Tom McCormack
1993 Spotted Dog (ASCAP)



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