"Real World" as written by Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler....
I woke up on this side
I thought it was a dream
At first we learned to walk
Then learned to scream

You can't understand
When you're fed from a TV screen
You can't see the things that I can see
But I forget that you thank god and pray
Some things just never stay
And we all just slip away

This cant be the real world now
I don't believe it
When I can't see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
When all our carried in now just to poison you
Am I
The only one who thinks it's tragic?
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh

I look for some hope in every face that has a vacant stare
The shadows come but no one seems to care
The darkness floods every light that promised change
She passed sound asleep when the blood is stain the blood is pain
Somewhere I know that I'm not all alone
This bated breath I hold
My lungs want to explode

This cant be the real world now
I don't believe it
When I can't see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
When all our carried in now just to poison you
Am I
The only one who thinks it's tragic?
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh

Just as soon as we see every floor in every mean will understand
Before the first time
Child to a mans only real words that he can
Its too late to smell the roses
When all emotions set aside
In a whisper say goodbye

This cant be the real world now
I don't believe it
When I can't see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
When all our carried in now just to poison you
Am I
The only one who thinks it's tragic?
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh

This cant be the real world
This cant be the real world
This cant be the real world now
No oh uh no oh


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"Real World" as written by Tyson Ritter Nick Wheeler

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    General CommentI think it might be about how a lot of people think the same way, because they're influenced by the media/the news/newspapers/etc. or that some people just don't have opinions at all, and he thinks it's "tragic" ("Am I the only one who thinks it's tragic?").
    Basically, I think he's saying that the youth of our country doesn't pay enough attention to what's going on in the world, and that they need to start paying attention.

    AHHHrealmonsterson January 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti must say, i think this song is pretty good.
    dawgg08on December 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWOW aar
    thrwmyhrtawy.on December 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWere they trying to make a song for the opening theme of MTV's infamous reality show or something?

    That would suck
    glambalamon December 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlmao ^ when i saw the title i thought the exact same thing.
    thrwmyhrtawy.on December 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song by AAR! Me loves.
    Except I've always thought that the lyrics to the chorus were:

    "But I forget,
    That you thank God and pray
    Some things just never stay
    And we'll all just slip away

    This can't be the real world now,
    I don't believe it when I can't see the truth
    Welcome to the real world now,
    The old are carried in only to poison youth,
    Am I? (The only one who thinks it's tragic?)
    'Cause I know,
    This can't be the real world now"
    *Except for around the ending when it sounded like: "The old are carried in now just to poison youth"

    But that's just what I thought the lyrics were. I'm not a hundred percent certain though. Anyone disagree on the lyrics, or have something to say?
    JusTKrazyon January 15, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationYour version of the lyrics are correct JusTKrazy.
    As for the meaning of this song? Feeling alone and depressed, I think, but on a large scale not just from interpersonal relationships going bad. From what I can tell he feels like the world is going in a direction that he does not favor and at times he feels as if he is the only one who thinks it's tragic. I can agree with this song; in the dark days of 2001-2005, when the Bush administration had its strongest base of support, I felt very alone in my sentiments. I could not believe that people could not see where all of America's decisions would lead us (nowhere good) and it was depressing to say the least.
    This song, while still being pretty emo, touches on something more profound than just being dumped. Glad to see these guys are maturing lyrically!
    Kewon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBest song on in the album, imo. :)
    I agree with AHHHrealmonsters with the meaning, about the effects that the media have on the way that we think.
    The line "The old are carried in only to poison youth" seems to suggest that young people are seeing what is going on in the media and taking up the habits, in the way that a child picks up what they see around them.
    I love the line "You can't understand when you're fed from a TV screen" and it seems to carry this theme too. :)
    MayaMooon January 31, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdude. who fucked up the lyrics?
    kaatiieeeon February 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti found these lyrics on the aar site
    they're a bit different than the ones above
    but i think these are right



    I woke up on this side
    I thought it was a dream
    At first we learned to walk
    Then learned to scream

    You can’t understand
    When you’re fed from a tv screen
    You can’t see the things that I can see
    But I forget that you thank god and pray
    Some things just never stay
    And we all just slip away

    This cant be the real world now
    I don’t believe it
    When I can’t see the truth
    Welcome to the real world now
    When all our carried in now just to poison you
    Am I
    The only one who thinks it’s tragic?
    This cant be the real world now
    No oh uh no oh

    I look for some hope in every face that has a vacant stare
    The shadows come but no one seems to care
    The darkness floods every light that promised change
    She passed sound asleep when the blood is stain the blood is pain
    Somewhere I know that im not all alone
    This painted breath I hone
    My lungs want to explode

    This cant be the real world now
    I don’t believe it
    When I cant see the truth
    Welcome to the real world now
    When all our carried in now just to poison you
    Am I
    The only one who thinks its tragic
    Cus I know
    This cant be the real world now
    No oh uh no oh
    This cant be the real world now
    No oh uh no oh

    Just as soon as we see every floor in every mean will understand
    Before the first time
    Child to a mans only real words that he can
    Its too late to smell the roses
    When all emotions set aside
    In a whisper say goodbye

    This cant be the real world now
    I don’t believe it
    When I can’t see the truth
    Welcome to the real world now
    When all our carried in now just to poison you
    Am I
    The only one who thinks its tragic
    Cus I know
    This cant be the real world now
    No oh uh no oh
    This cant be the real world now
    No oh uh no oh
    This cant be the real world
    This cant be the real world
    This cant be the real world now
    No oh uh no oh


    music4loveon February 25, 2009   Link

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