"This Is For Real" as written by Clive Gregory Young and Andrew Charles Farriss....
I've got emotion
Dripping out my pores and I
Thought I would let you know
You are the night light,
Ripping through my wicked world
How you make it sparkle and glow,
Before I lose control
There's just one thing you should know

This is for real, this time I mean it
I'm coming clean, please don't let go
I said from the start, that you could take it or leave it
I'd prefer that you keep it
Don't let go
Don't let go
Don't let go

I had some nightmares,
Clawing at my skin and bones
I nearly did explode
You smoked the demons
Gave me back my feelings
Now I am good to go
Before, my face hits the floor
There's just one thing you should know

This is for real, this time I mean it
I'm coming clean, please don't let go
I said from the start, that you could take it or leave it
I'd prefer that you keep it
Don't let go

This is the best thing that I've ever had for real
This is the best thing that I've ever had for real

For a physical challenge I'm notoriously bored
Intravenous delivery, electrolytes and more
Everytime it's the same routine
Out with the bad, in with the clean
Before I lose all motor skills
There's one thing you should know

This is for real, this time I mean it
I'm coming clean, please don't let go
I said from the start, that you could take it or leave it
I'd prefer that you keep it
Don't let go

This is the best thing that I've ever had for real
This is the best thing that I've ever had for real

This is the best thing that I've ever had for real
This is the best thing that I've ever had for real


Lyrics submitted by shrodes

"This Is for Real" as written by Joshua Allen Cain Jesse Mack Johnson

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    General CommentDefinitely about coming clean from a drug addiction and having a person that's been there every time it was stated before that he was gonna come clean, but he's never fully committed to it before. But this time he's FOR REAL about it and is telling that person so.

    I mostly get the drug part from the whole
    "For a physical challenge
    I'm notoriously bored
    Intravenous delivery,
    Electrolytes and more
    Every time it's the same routine
    Out with the bad,
    In with the clean
    Before I lose all motor skills
    There's one thing you should know"

    Seeing as intravenous means through a vein or within a vein or whatever, I just picture someone shooting drugs.


    From the live version of the song, where that whole part wasn't so clear, what I got from the song was that he's REALLY in love with a girl. Which, I can still see that in the song, just related with drugs also.
    Razzasawron August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI got these lyrics from the 45 second clip in the latest webisode, and various live shows they played it at.

    When they play the full song (I'm assuming that will be this week's webisode) I'll update the lyrics.

    Awesome song.
    shrodeson May 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYAYAY shrodes
    thanks
    this is gonna be one fucking wasome song
    im exited :D
    softlyforsalvationon May 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSupposedly this is going to be released digitally on the 7th on August.
    MyObsessionWithFireon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMhm. =D

    Thanks for putting the lyrics up here!! Wow, you're awesome!

    This song is so incredibly beautiful..it's truly inspiring. I knew I'd love it the first time I heard those 45secs on that Even If It Kills Me webisode. =P

    Sadly, it hasn't been pirated yet, so you have to buy it on iTunes. (Haha)

    Or watch it here:
    spin.com/video/2007/07/motioncity_live/…

    =]
    xxpink69punkxxon August 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment..Oh, and since the full song is actually out now, I thought I'd post my best shot at these lyrics....

    I've got emotion
    Dripping out my pores and I
    Thought I would let you know
    You are the night light
    Ripping through my wicked world
    How you make it sparkle and glow.
    Before, I lose control,
    There's just one thing you should know

    This is for real,
    This time I mean it.
    I'm coming clean,
    Please don't let go.
    I said from the start
    That you could take it or leave it,
    Prefer that you keep it
    Don't let go,
    Don't let go,
    Don't let go.

    I had some nightmares
    Clawing at my skin and bones
    I nearly did explode.
    You smote the demons,
    (^^Or at least that's what makes the most sense. However, it could still be "smoked". I know, it's strange. But it wouldn't be the first time MCS has written some weird lyrics)
    Gave me back my feelings
    Now I am good to go.
    Before my face hits the floor
    There's just one thing you should know

    This is for real,
    This time I mean it.
    I'm coming clean,
    Please don't let go.
    I said from the start
    That you could take it or leave it,
    I prefer that you keep it
    Don't let go.

    This is the best thing I've ever had for real
    This is the best thing I've ever had for real

    For a physical challenge
    I'm victoriously...bored/born??
    (^^I know, "wtf", right?? This is the ONE line I just don't understand/can't hear well enough...)
    Intravenous delivery,
    Electrolytes and more.
    Every time it's the same routine -
    Out with the bad,
    In with the clean.
    Before I lose all motor skills
    There's one thing you should know

    This is for real,
    This time I mean it.
    I'm coming clean,
    Please don't let go.
    I said from the start
    That you could take it or leave it,
    I prefer that you keep it
    Don't let go!

    This is the best thing that I've ever had for real
    This is the best thing that I've ever had for real
    This is the best thing that I've ever had for real
    This is the best thing that I've ever had for real

    =D

    ..But for the actual MEANING of the song...
    It's pretty obviously about Justin's drug addictions (again..lol). And having someone who's actually there for him, who wants him to get through it, who's there for him for everything. She SAVES him, and he's so thankful to have her in his life. He's saying that he can and will get through his problems with her by his side. Because SHE'S real, and the way his life is with drugs ISN'T. (That's my take on the whole "this is for real thing". Well, that and he's being honest this time. He's actually giving up his addictions. At least in the song)
    I think it's much easier to get the meaning once you have the last verse. (Or at least most of it. lol my bad)
    xxpink69punkxxon August 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto xxpink, those lines you're questioning are:

    "You SMOKE the demons"

    and then

    "I'm notoriously bored"


    But yeah, definitely can see the drug addiction references.
    ellie117on August 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh. Thanks!! =]

    Hah. I can definitely hear the "notoriously bored" line now..that makes much more sense.

    (*Feels like a complete idiot...*)
    xxpink69punkxxon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsince i'm a poor asshole, does anyone know where i can download this from? i know it's out but i can't find it except for the webisode.
    machine_on August 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the beginning it isn't "I've got emotion".
    Its actually "I've got a motion"
    Although this sounds exactly the same if you read two lines down it goes "I thought i would let you know." which makes the first line sensible.
    kratos1987on October 03, 2007   Link

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