"The Real Thing" as written by Howard Russell Smith and Janis Ian....
I got this crazy idea, ohh and it’s howling like a circus
I got this crazy idea, ohh and it’s growlin at the surface.
Why don’t we drive all night and wake up in Laredo?
I wanna drive all night and wake up in Laredo.

I’ve got something to say, ohh and it’s feeling like a secret.
I’ve got something to say, ohh and it slithers like a secret.
I wanna drive all night and wake up another person.
Why don’t we drive, drive, drive until nothing is for certain?

Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?
Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?

I’ve got something to hide, ohh and I know you’re gonna find it.
I’ve got this creature inside ohh you know you’re creepin up behind it.
Why don’t you call my name like you did when you were lonely?
Why don’t you shake me loose ‘stead of trying to unfold me?

Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?
Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?

The road is real, damn, long.
Why don’t we sing it like real, sweet song?

I got this crazy idea, ohh and it’s burnin up inside me.
I got this crazy idea, ohh and it’s goin to untie me.
I wanna drive all night and wake up with your warm skin.
Why don’t we hold on tight and just let all the good in?

Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?
Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?
Yeah, yeah.
Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?
Why don’t we treat it like the real thing?


Lyrics submitted by rcwatson

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