Love is real
It is not just in novels or the movies
It is fact
And it is standing here right in front of you
So if you open your eyes
Oh what a sweet discovery
There is hope, and there is joy, and there is acceptance
So now let all of the light that collects on your plants
Keep you warm, make you smile
And I will be there with this pen in my hand
To record all the while
You'll be laughing so loud
That the house would shake with sound
And everything will be as new as the day it was found
Love is real
It is not just in long distance commercials
Or something that you thought you felt back in high school
So I will turn black and white
Become that horoscope you're reading
It predicts something good is on its way
Oh, and then I will send you the world green and blue
In a box through the mail
You can open it up, hold it right in your hand
And be glad that it's there
And be glad that you're there
Now, you can feel all the knots in your stomach start to untie
And suddenly it's not so hard to say you're all right
Love is real
It is not just in poetry and stories
It is truth, and it will follow you
Everywhere you go from now on
So if you'd just cast off your doubt
Then your lips would answer for you
Oh my darling, when you smile, it is like a song
And I can hear it now
And I can hear it now
And I can hear it now
Yes, I can, I can, I can
I can hear it now
I can hear it now
Yeah, I can, I can, I can
I can hear it now
I can hear it now
I can hear it now
Yeah, I can, I can, I can
I can hear it now
I can hear it now


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Kathy with a K's Song Lyrics as written by Conor Oberst

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    oh man, i just downloaded the jason mraz version. it made me so sad. and not in the good, bright eyes inflicted kind of sad. the "oh my god, he disgraced such a wonderful song" kind of sad. I almost cried when he said "oh my darling, when you smile, it is like a song..." because that's my favorite line in the song, and one of my favorite lines in ANY song, ever. For some reason, I feel like Conor's the only one worthy to sing that line.

    OneQuotablePhraseon April 22, 2003   Link
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    this songs is so beautiful i heard this for the first time and i started to cry his voice delivers it perfectly. i love it

    littleluluon May 06, 2009   Link
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    Love is real, quit runnig and beliving it isnt.

    sorrytosayon April 25, 2002   Link
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    my cutiepie connects thru aim talk and plays/sings this to me all the time. such a good song.

    shakeson June 21, 2002   Link
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    it's such a great song...... so sweet

    Nowhere_Girlon July 25, 2002   Link
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    now this is a song that deserves more credit than it gets.

    PLANESon September 26, 2002   Link
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    it's i think, the perfect song.

    goodnighton September 26, 2002   Link
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    fucking beautiful.

    joshuaon September 27, 2002   Link
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    i love this song so much. love is real.....after every guy, i just have to remember that line.

    ihopeimstllstandingon October 15, 2002   Link
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    I heard this as a Jason Mraz cover (only the cover is called "Love Is Real") and while to be honest I like Jason's voice better, I have to say that the lyrics to this song are absolutely beautiful. I almost started crying the first time I heard it, it touched me that much.

    AlmightyChrissyon March 03, 2003   Link

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