"Real Love" as written by Andre Cymone and Jody V Watley....
I said I would get over you
Now I'm here out on my own
Trying to live my life
And now you wanna come back
But I don't need no brand new lies, listen up

I want a love that's serious
No time to play love games
I don't wanna be nobody's fool
So if you wanna be with me
You gotta give it up

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got to have real love

All my friends are telling me
I should give you another try
But I don't need opinions
To deal with what I have on my mind, listen up

I want a love that's serious
No time to play love games
I don't wanna be nobody's fool
So if you wanna be with me
You gotta give it up

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got to have real love

Real love

Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah (Oh, yeah)
Oh, oh, ah

Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah (Give it up)
Oh, oh, ah

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got to have real love

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got to have real love

Real love

Ow, ow, ow

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got to have real love

Real love
Real love (Huh...uh...uh...)
Real love (I don't need opinions)
(Don't need your advice)

(Real love)
(Got to give real love)
Real love



Lyrics submitted by alexboy, edited by jamesmullarkey

"Real Love [#]" as written by G. Spencer P. Williams

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    General CommentI start to get a headache if i listen to this song too much, because of the staticy background and all. However, this song is wonderful.
    Centri_Alphaon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a fantastic song, one of my favourites by the Smashing Pumpkins. I loved it since the first time I heared it. Should be more comments for this song!
    MHorneron March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song... was made for me and my love... :) although im not with my love, we're "in love" its so wonderful. like this song.
    Princess |\/.\/|on April 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so pretty...man when did billy's music get pretty?? not that i mind, just wondering
    pumpkingirlon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. Brilliant. The lyrics and the whole slight imperfect distortion in the background makes it a wonderful song. Driving along these electric street lights.
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite Smashing Pumpkins song. Evening drives along these electric street lights. "Is it time? 'cause it's now or never..."
    Karlon May 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlove it, love the distortion, and i dont think its guitar distortion it sounds like keyboard distortion, great fookin song.
    pretend_jackon July 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song, i particularly identify myself with this one and a lot of others from billy corgan

    fall into the century on a supersonic cross
    blessed she in aching silence, eternal loss

    i guess the turn of the century means a new era, means changes, hes loosing her, thats why eternal loss

    calling out i won't surrender a locket of her hair
    sympathize her pious pleasures, go down the stairs

    he wants something to remember her, he wont surrender a locket of her hair cuz it is all he has to remind her, the second line is about how he attended to her every wishes and now he wont anymore

    into the dark again
    to feel alive again, and wait for

    real love
    or is it me you're after
    is it time
    cause it's now or never
    real love
    real love forever
    real love

    hes living her and he must find real love, and giving her a last chance, is it me your after, cuz its now or never etc...

    in the eyes, behold and you'll find the 21st century
    detonate her will and her widowed speech

    this is again about changing and how he will not take her bullsh*t anymore

    buried in the backyard shadow, the rusty coffee tin
    that held her mother's first kiss in a nameless dream
    fall down the stairs again
    to feel alive against tomorrow

    this is one part of the song i cant really understand, can someone help me? in the end he tells again e needs to leave her and feel alive again

    real love
    or is it me you're after
    is it time
    cause it's now or never
    real love
    real love forever
    is it love
    or just yours to treasure
    real love
    real love
    real love

    then again he asks her if she realy loves him and
    wants to stay with him

    we never listen
    real love will listen
    and tell of a fortune
    real love is riches
    scratch through the changes
    real love is nameless
    so tired and hopeless
    real love is painless
    nobody mentions
    we ever move to collect
    the solar questions
    demon scorn should not relax
    the laws of gravity

    real love

    here he tells what he thinks that real love should be and maybe why he doenst think he and she have real love

    in the end this song is about a man leaving a woman and giving her a last chance to prove her "real" love, or is it something unreal what they have
    desauridoon December 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!

    Haha, but the first time i heard I thought Billy sang: "Is it us? Or is it war we're seeking?" :p
    Nosdravdeon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentReally read this part:

    "in the eyes, behold and you'll find the 21st century
    detonate her will and her widowed speech
    buried in the backyard shadow, the rusty coffee tin
    that held her mother's first kiss in a nameless dream
    fall down the stairs again
    to feel alive against tomorrow"

    There is a lot in it.
    WilliamTheProtectoron March 01, 2005   Link

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