"The Real World" as written by Susanna Hoffs and Vicki Peterson....
Forgot to tell you
Sins are very hard to say
And you know that the words are there, my love
When I first saw you
I didn't notice it that day
Now you're the one I'm thinking of.

[Chorus:]
Oh, you never bring me down
Make me sad, it's such a change, oh yeah (oh yeah)
If I was insecure
That was yesterday and now I'm sure
Oh, so sure (oh so sure, so sure).

When I was a little girl
I wanted everything ideal
Yeah, and a love I could depend on
This is the real world
And I believe our love is real
And it's the only thing I'm counting on.

[Chorus]
Oh, you never bring me down
Make me sad, it's such a change, oh yeah (oh yeah)
If I was insecure
That was yesterday and now I'm sure
Oh, so sure.

[Chorus]
Oh, you never bring me down
Make me sad, it's such a change, oh yeah (oh yeah)
If I was insecure
That was yesterday and now I'm sure
Oh, so sure, oh.

This is the real world
I really want to be your girl
This is the real world (real world)
I really want to be your girl
This is the real world (real world)
I really want to be your girl.


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"The Real World" as written by Vicki Peterson Susanna Hoffs

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    General CommentThis song is one of the first songs they ever wrote, and it shows up on one of their earliest demo tapes, which has their name listed as "The Colors" (their original name.) One of the forgotten chapters of this band's history was their involvement with the nationally syndicated radio program The Rock and Roll Alternative. DJ George Gilmarc managed to acquire a copy of this 1980 demo tape; he liked "The Real World" so much he played the song on his show, and It was the band's first nationwide exposure. (Out of gratitude, the band later recorded the theme song to the Rock and Roll Alternative.)
    The song itself is about how a woman is expressing her real love for a man - she wants him to know this is real, and she wants to be with him.
    quampon September 06, 2014   Link

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