Take the real world

Lyrics & tune Zander Nyrond

 

 

You say you'd rather live in the real world,

that one planet's more than enough for you.

You say you've got no time for dreaming,

you've got more important things to do.

Well, that's okay

and you can have it your way,

if that's really how you feel

listen close 'cos here's the deal:

 

You take the real world (we'll take the rest),

you'll make the money (we'll make the best),

you can have the here and now and think your life's complete (we'll take the rest).

We'll take the stars and the moon and the sun,

we'll do the dreaming, and when we're done

we'll take the real world out from underneath your feet.

(But for now) you'll take the real world (we'll take the rest).

 

There's no room in your world for magic,

so you look down on the games we play.

You say that when you became a grown-up

you put all those childish things away.

Well, if that's true

I'd say it sucks to be you,

but when we've played our game

nothing's ever gonna be the same.

 

You can take the traffic and pollution,

you can take the pain and disillusion,

you can take the greedy corporations,

you can take the media sensations.

You can take the bible-thumping preachers,

politicians' inflammatory speeches,

broken deals and everyday betrayals,

all the times when common goodness fails.

You can take the haters and the liars,

demagogues pouring petrol on the fires,

profiteers and trafickers in suffering,

you can take them all and shove them where the sun don't shine.

 

You think that your world's all that matters.

If you can't touch it you don't care.

But there are worlds of imagination

with priceless treasures hiding there.

Open your mind,

learn to seek and then you'll find,

or if that's just too strange

let's make this a fair exchange:

 

You take the real world (we'll take the rest),

you'll make the money (we'll make the best),

you can have the here and now and think your life's complete (we'll take the rest).

We'll take the stars and the moon and the sun,

we'll do the dreaming, and when we're done

we'll take the real world out from underneath your feet.

(But for now) you'll take the real world (we'll take the rest).

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