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I woke up on this side, I thought it was a dream
At first we learned to walk then learned to scream
You can't understand, when you're fed from a TV screen
You can't see the things that I can see

But I forget, that you thank God and pray
Some things just never stay
And we all just slip away

This can't be the real world now
I don't believe it, when I can't see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
The old are carried in only to poison youth
Am I, the only one who thinks it's tragic
'Cause I know
This can't be the real world now
Oh no oh
Oh no oh

I look for some hope in every face there's a vacant stare
The shadows come but no one seems to care
The darkness floods every light that could promise change
She passed sound asleep when the blood is stain
But blood is pain

Somewhere I know, that I'm not all alone
With this bated breath I hold
My lungs want to explode

This can't be the real world now
I don't believe it, when I can't see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
The old are carried in only to poison youth
Am I, the only one who thinks it's tragic
'Cause I know
This can't be the real world now
Oh no oh
Oh no oh
This can't be the real world now
Oh no oh
Oh no oh

Just as soon as we see
Every flaw and every need we'll understand
And for the first time
A child to a man says only pure words that he can
He's too late the man he knows it he said
With all emotions set aside in a whisper say goodbye

This can't be the real world now
I don't believe it, when I can't see the truth
Welcome to the real world now
The old are carried in now just to poison youth
Am I, the only one who thinks it's tragic
'Cause I know
This can't be the real world now
Oh no oh
Oh no oh
This can't be the real world now
Oh no oh
Oh no oh
This can't be the real world
This can't be the real world
This can't be the real world now
Oh no oh
Oh no oh



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    hunterangel25Mar 2, 2010 at 2:41 am
    I think it's a very realistic song, you know, all the things we can see in the tv, as it says you can't understand if u'r hypnotized with all the lies and a lot of stupid things, there are another bad things as war, hopeless people, faithless people, lies, the old way of some adults to carry on the "truth", and the way they make grow up to their children. the people is getting "colder" every minute, they would prefer to hurt or not to feel than being hurted

    this world is so fu**ing bad, and that's all the song means, we have ti change things to have a better future, I think this is a great song, and i hope another singers could make songs like this, songs that can make you think and not only sing it or dance it.
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    ilikerockandstuff12Mar 2, 2009 at 5:14 am
    I love this song. And it's called Real World not The Real World, but there ain't that much of a difference.

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