"You're So Real" as written by and Robert Kelly Thomas....
Yes I am
I hope you think you beat me
Hope I start talking crazy
Before you understand me
Are we through
You think that I'm beneath you
But you like the things that I do
Wrap em up and take em with you

I'm alright
Hope I can sleep for one night
If not to cool my insides
Maybe to calm my backside
Rain on me
I got a weakness in me
I think that weakness feeds me
I don't think you think you need me
Sunshine, you're the best time
I ever, ever had
But I think I made you feel bad
A black fly on your necktie
Time after time

But when the sun starts sinking
On your beautiful soul
Make you cry, cry baby
Make you feel so cold
Don't you know it's alright
Sometimes you just got to show how you feel
Cause that's you baby
Hell, you're so real

Run this round in your head
Like you don't know what's on the inside
You don't know me too well
You ain't seen my bad side
Shame on me, shame on the things that I be
If you could complicate me
If you could get inside me
Sometimes, you're the best time
I've ever, ever known
A pretty girl with a wicked smile on
But I've cried for the last time
Something just don't feel right

But when the sun starts sinking
On your beautiful soul
Make you cry, cry baby
Make you feel so cold
Don't you know it's alright
Sometimes you just got to show how you feel
Cause that's you baby
Hell, you're so real

You always know just who you are
You never needed someone else
To realize yourself

How when the sun starts sinking
On your beautiful soul
Make you cry, cry baby
Make you feel so cold
Don't you know it's alright
Sometimes you just got to show how you feel
Cause that's you baby
Hell, you're so real

Yeah baby, you're so real
Yeah baby, you're so real
So real, so real
Oh god, yeah
Yeah, yeah



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"You're So Real" as written by Robert Thomas Rob Thomas

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    General CommentI swear this song was written for me about my ex-boyfriend. My sis-in-law pointed that out to me one day.

    "Sunshine
    You're the best time
    I ever, ever had
    But I think I made you feel bad
    The black fly on your necktie
    Time after time"

    Yeah, hell, he's so real.
    Surfpicoon November 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite matchbox twenty songs. lyrics are wrong in a few places though. here are the correct lyrics:
    Yes I am
    I hope you think you read me
    Hope I start talking crazy
    Before you understand me
    Are we through
    You think that I'm beneath you
    But you like the things that I do
    Wrap 'em up and take 'em with you

    I'm alright
    Hope I can sleep for one night
    If not to cool my insides
    Maybe to calm my backside
    Rain on me
    I got a weakness in me
    I think that weakness feeds me
    I don't think you think you need me
    Sunshine
    You're the best time
    I ever, ever had
    But I think I made you feel bad
    The black fly on your necktie
    Time after time
    But when the sun starts sinking
    On your beautiful soul
    Make you cry, cry baby
    Make you feel so cold
    Don't you know it's all right
    Sometimes
    You just got to show how you feel
    Cuz that's you baby
    Yeah, you're so real

    Run this round in your head
    Like you don't know what's on the inside
    You don't know me too well
    You ain't seen my bad side
    Shame on me
    Shame on the things that I'd be
    If you could complicate me
    If you could get inside me
    Sometimes
    You're the best time
    I've ever, ever known
    Pretty girl with your wicked smile on
    But I've cried
    For the last time
    Something just don’t feel right
    Yeah when the sun starts sinking
    On your beautiful soul
    Make you cry, cry baby
    Make you feel so cold
    Don't you know it's all right
    Sometimes
    You just got to show how you feel
    Cuz that's you baby
    Yeah, you're so real

    You always know just who you are
    You never needed someone else
    To realize yourself
    Hell when the sun starts sinking
    On your beautiful soul
    Make you cry, cry baby
    Make you feel so cold
    Don't you know it's all right
    Sometimes
    You just got to show how you feel
    Cuz that's you baby
    Yeah, you're so real (repeat)
    roughvelveton May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually read the lyrics to this song before I heard it, and I have to admit I don't feel the two match up. When I read the lyrics, I got the impression of a slower, almost sadder song, and the actual music is upbeat. I like the song, but I love the lyrics.
    alliecat387on April 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about the stage after a break up where you think your ex is stupid and he/she screwed up and you gain a sense of pride.
    happily_sullenon April 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think they don't really know each other. She thinks she's better than him, and even though they have a good time sometimes, it's not worth it. I love the line "wrap em up and take em with you" and get the hell out of my life!
    Hisoeon May 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo alliecat387, I think a lot of MB20 songs are like that. I can't remember the song I have in mind, but I was definately shocked by it once I actually heard it. You're So Real is a lovely song, lyrically and musically.
    torrance21on July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, I don't see a breakup song here. I've always thought of it like a provoking, daring song. Rob is saying that he wants her to be how complicated and mixed up as she is, he like it and he needs some of that emotion in his life...
    I've always related to it in that way.

    "If you could complicate me
    If you could get inside me..." (wooow) :p
    Gabigson August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You think that I'm beneath you
    But you like the things that I do;
    Wrap them up and take them with you,"

    So ... wicked. He knows she won't forget him(though she probably won't admit that) and he takes some solace in that, because he likes her a lot, but as this verse later says:

    "You're the best time
    I've ever, ever known
    A pretty girl with a wicked smile on
    But I've cried for the last time
    Something just don't feel right..."

    He realizes she causes him more pain than good, so he's got to move on. He seems to think that she won't really care that much about him being gone, probably because she acts as if she's got it all, because she's so "real" all the time(or rather good at faking it). She'll probably pretend she's fine without him...which is a big part of why he's leaving. She never admits he's important to her. He's taking a lot of blame in the song, but a few parts let you see into the fact he doesn't really think it's all his fault.

    Basically, I agree a lot with what Hisoe said.
    delialon April 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore than anything, I view this song as a summary of the whole album.

    These words in this song's refrain are titles of others:
    "Soul"
    "Cold"
    "Feel"
    The first verse says "Talking crazy," which makes me think of "Disease".
    "Beautiful" could, as a stretch, refer to the earlier song (diff album) "Last Beautiful Girl".
    "What's on the inside" -> the theme of "Hand Me Down"
    straight_upon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Hope I Can Sleep for one night" -> Bed of Lies (earlier album)
    straight_upon November 15, 2007   Link

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