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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – Be For Real lyrics
Hey lady, can I say something to you for a minute please?
No, now before you take your coat off. That's it.
I've got something to tell you.
See, what I have to say is very important to our relationship.
Why is it that every time we go out on the town, we get around our friends?
Man, you're always talking about what you got, huh, went out and bought for
You, how much money I make and what school our children go to.
And all the fancy clothes and the big pretty cars and the big diamond rings
And them fantastic mink coats.
Is you for real? No, I don't think you are.
Sit down, no, no, sit down. Now don't say nothing. You see...
Wait a minute, wait a minute, that's your problem.
That is your problem, you're always saying the wrong thing at the right
You see...I don't-I don't know how to explain this to you.
The best I can tell you is what my mother told me as I was coming up.
She used to say, "Son, chances go 'round."
She said, "The same people that you met going up, they make the same old
Faces coming down."
Heh, tell the truth.
You see, people today, they come out there to party.
They come out to party, man.
They didn't come out here for all that jive mess you're talking about.
You standing up in the corner with a bottle of champagne talking about
Harry and Joe and Dick and Bobby and what they ain't got and they live down
In the lower development homes and you won't even help.
You won't even buy 'em a drink.
Is that any way to meet 'em?
If you're gonna boast, boast around somebody that has what you have.
Don't make your own brothers and sisters feel bad.
You see...Listen.
I know you know what I'm talking about because from time to time, I can
Remember you coming to me putting your head on my shoulder and crying, "Oh,
Papa, why? Why?
Why don't nobody wanna be my friend?"
You told me a long time ago, you said, "Papa, what am I doing?"
I didn't wanna tell you that.
I thought you had sense enough to realize what you're doing, but I see you
Sit down and listen to me. No, sit down!
You see, people are too sensitive today.
They don't wanna hear all that jive you talking back.
You see, they don't wanna hear about what you got because they're trying to
Get it too.
Heh, tell the truth.
I can't very much blame her.
As much as it hurts me, it hurts to see people going around behind our
Backs saying that this woman this, this woman that or she ain't this or she
Ain't that.
I wanna be proud of you, mama. I wanna be proud of you.
Listen, as long as you live...
As long as you live whether you're with me or not,

Be for real.
(Be for real.) Just be for real, yeah.
Be for real, girl.
Be, be, be for real, yeah. (Be for re-e-e-eal.)
Be for real.

You shouldn't have to worry that you've been looking good,
No, if you're smartly dressed.
Hey lady, hey lady.
What you should be doing is getting on your knees every night
And thanking the man above for being blessed right now.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, if you want your friends to think you're
Starting with a smile,

Be for real, girl.
Just be for real. (Be for real.)
Be, be for real.

I can't let you go on chasing my friends away
Because of the silly and stupid things you say.
Yeah, baby. Yeah, baby. Hey baby.
You better dig yourself there, woman,
Putting people down is less best that you.
It just don't pay. Hey, yeah.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
I want people today by starting with a smile,

Be for real, girl.
I know, I know I want you do is just be for real.
(Be for real.) Hey lady. Yeah, baby. Yeah, baby.
(Be for real, girl.) Be for real, honey.
Just be, be for real. (Be for real.)
I don't want your money, I don't need your money.
(Be for real, girl.) Just be for real.
Just be for real.
Don't do it for me, do it for yourself. (Be for real.)
Be for real, mama.
Yeah, yeah. Tell 'em 'bout it, honey.
(Be for real, girl.) Be for real, mama. Hey, yeah.
Just be, be, be for real. (Be for real.)

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