"Even Better Than The Real Thing" as written by and Dave Evans Adam Clayton....
Give me one more chance
And you'll be satisfied
Give me two more chances
You won't be denied

Well my heart is where it's always been
My head is somewhere in between
Give me one more chance
Let me be your lover tonight

You're the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing

Give me one last chance
And I'm gonna make you sing
Give me half a chance
To ride on the waves that you bring

You're honey child to a swarm of bees
Gonna blow right through you like a breeze
Give me one last dance
We'll slide down the surface of things

You're the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You're the real thing
Even better than the real thing

We're free to fly the crimson sky
The sun won't melt our wings tonight

Oh now
Here she comes

Take me higher
Take me higher
You take me higher?
You take me higher?

You're the real thing
Yeah the real thing
You're the real thing

Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing
Even better than the real thing


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"Even Better Than the Real Thing" as written by Dave Evans Adam Clayton

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    General CommentThis is a sex song. Proves you don't have to be the Red Hot Chili Peppers to make a good sex song!
    IanoDublinon June 09, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSomeone once told it was a song about the Holy Spirit YEAH THAT GOD STUFF!

    As for it being about sex - I'll leave it to my good friend bono who said in priont on 10 Feb, 2002:

    "I sometimes think I have a kind of Tourette's syndrome, where if you're not supposed to say something, it becomes very attractive to do so," he once said. "You're in a rock band -- what can't you talk about? God? Okay, here we go. You're supposed to write songs about sex and drugs. Well, no, I won't."

    Not about sex coz to quote the man himself "No I won't"!
    timbo.hon January 05, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Salome from the perspective of Herod
    Unnicknamedon December 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"We're free to fly the crimson sky
    The sun won't melt our wings tonight"
    I have always loved Bono's descriptive lyrics. :)
    The video the revolving camera thing-it gives me motion sickness.
    I love Clayton's bass-you can hear him for once!
    Loove this song. :) Even better then the real Coca-Cola baby!

    Thia007on November 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll take your word for it, IanoDublin! ;) I thoroughly enjoy the song, though... it is a great song to listen to while you drive home from work. Well, let's face it, ANY song sounds good after you get out of work, but this is definitely an ego-booster.
    emann333on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat sex/makeout song alright :)

    deathbearon August 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBono mentioned in an interview that this song was partly a plea to bassist Adam Clayton to show Bono the "seedier" side of Berlin (where they were recording). Adam was know as the partier of the group, and had access to places in Berlin that Bono wanted to see.
    pmc41on June 13, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAbout Virtual Reality. I think it was written about comments made by a fighter pilot who had been using a flight simulator and said it was Even Better Than The Real Thing.
    Onlineon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"We'll slide down the surface of things "

    As Victor Ward put it: "Whoa!"
    Nicasioon May 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure on what this means, whether it is saying that someting that doesnt properley exist is better than its "real" counterpart or what. But its one hell of a good song, very enjoyable.
    DC10on January 26, 2006   Link

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