There's someone looking out for you
At least that's what I would assume
Always sleeping in a different bed
Never had a lot of refuge
Never saw a reason to

It's just the way of things
When jumping on a trampoline
You should expect some ups and downs
Nothing can surprise you now
Everything's the way it seems

In the real world, it's always coming true
It's the real world, it's coming for you
It's coming for you

You're trapped inside a pocket watch
You're living in a little box
Keep looking for a looking glass
To take you there and bring you back
That plan's always falling through

Time can fly, but it can't be saved
Always gets away
You've just grown so tired from the chase
Each moment defines you
It always reminds you
You're never the same

In the real world, it's always coming true
It's the real world, it's coming for you
In the real world, it just keeps coming true
In the real world, they've been waiting for you
They've been waiting for you

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  • +1
    Lyric Correctioni think it's "never had a lot of refuge".

    not only is the man that wrote this song brilliant, but i just want to take a moment to say that the encoder of these lyrics is clearly a genius as well.
    yoursisteron February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first impression of this song is about someone who is living inside of their beliefs, but they're "always falling through." Goes along with a common theme in The People's Key album, that there is no greater power basically. "How sad it is to know I'm in control" -Triple Spiral. The real world is waiting for this person to realize this, get out of their "little box" and realize that "everything's the way it seems." At least that's how I see it. Beautifully written. Pretty depressing idea.
    megbird1691on February 23, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthr33
    dan2292092on January 10, 2017   Link
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    General Comment"Keep looking for a looking glass"…
    dan2292092on January 10, 2017   Link

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