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The Real Thing

By Michael Guy Bowman (Bandcamp, YouTube, Twitter, External (michaelguybowman.com)).
Released 26 January 2021.
Duration: 2:46.

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Lyrics:

Now that the money's run out
What was all of this all about
Counting the hours and days
Every moment you sold away
Looking for the right stuff
Waiting for the right friends
Vanish in the light of
Morning when the night ends
Were you only dreaming
Don't you feel like screaming

I want the real thing
I want the real thing
Oh oh oh
I want the real thing
I want the real thing
Oh oh oh

And if it all comes back
And you find yourself on the track
Where you came off the rails
When they promised you couldn't fail
Reading all the right books
Thinking all the right thoughts
In another light looks
Like you had a blindspot
Who would ever choose this
Would you rather lose this

I want the real thing
I want the real thing
Oh oh oh
I want the real thing
I want the real thing
Oh oh oh

And when the diamond in your hand was only coal
And every bullet in your plan was full of holes
And you're not sure there ever was an easy street
It's a minor defeat
'Cause you know what you need
And you want something real
Do you know what is real

Well

I want the real thing
I want the real thing
Oh oh oh
I want the real thing
I want the real thing
Oh oh oh