The Real World

Ray Davies, released on Working Man's Café (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2007

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You danced and partied at the Mardi Gras

Threw back all the beads at the parade

Fake worlds and logos in the shopping mall

Where you came from

Everything seemed the same the whole world now

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So you headed down south

Left your old home town

Relocated so far away from the real world

But where is the real world?

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Get out of the bar

And follow the stars

Now you've relocated so far away from the real world

But where is the real world?

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Ambitious eyes set firmly on the future

So keen to leave your old home town

But you're a lost soul looking for the

Great illusion in another state

You had to escape you know you just couldn't

Wait you thought the real world let you down.

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So you headed down south left another home town

Now you don't have the time to think

Who's left behind in the real world

Watching game shows all day was no kind of deal

It all seemed oh so surreal

Had to break from the real world

But where is the real world?

One day you'll wake up and you will feel

"I am alive this is real"

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Your friends came down to visit from all over

To see first hand the brand new start you made

But you were overqualified for the tips you

Earn in a bar

It won't work here and it didn't work there but

You tried it anyway

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So head off in the car and follow the stars

There's someone waiting not far away

In the real world

Hope you get there this time

But just bear in mind

There's a lot of lost souls looking out

For a sign for the real world

But where is the real world?

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One day you'll wake up and you will feel

"I am alive this is real"

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