Is This the Real World

Music & Lyrics by Garland Jeffreys

From the album Truth Serum (2013)

 

Dry your eyes

Wipe away your tears

Blue your skies

Blues will disappear

Time and a dozen quarters

Will get you on a subway train

And the still waters

You don’t have to explain

 

It’s a new day

Coming round

New day

Comin’ to your town

Count your way to ten

Who knows where and

Who knows when

 

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

 

First you’re blue

And then you’re here anew

World went through

In jubilation crew

Time and a dozen quarters

Will get you on a subway train

And the still waters

You don’t have to explain

 

It’s a new day

Coming round

New day

Comin’ to your town

Count your way to ten

Who knows where and

Who knows when

 

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

Is this the real world

 

I can’t be your optimist

I won’t be your pessimist

When you live in a world like this

Something’s gotta pull you through

 

Is this the real world

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