Is This Real Life?

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Is This Real Life?

Post by Pigfarmer Jr » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:23 pm

Is this Real Life?
Pigfarmer Jr

I've got a pocket full of change again
Gonna give it away to a man on the street
To me it's just another cup of coffee or two
Not the difference in hunger and something to eat

I don't know what the difference is
When I don't give a damn
Don't give a damn
And all the times I try to help
I guess I don't understand
Is this real life?

I saw an older couple in a run down car
Driving on a flat coming off of the rim
The woman sheds a tear as I offer to help
She wonders out loud why this happens to them

I don't know what the difference is
When I don't give a damn
I don't give a damn
And all the times I try to help
I guess I don't understand

Sometimes I think to myself
Surely someone else is gonna help
I guess I finally realize
I've gotta be the change

I don't know what the difference is
When I don't give a damn
I don't give a damn
And all the times I try to help
I guess I don't understand
Is this real life?
Real life
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by thirdcat » Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:38 pm

"Is This Real Life?" - Third Cat

This glimpse of light might be enough
to keep me up tonight
I'm lost within the shadows
that will echo as you write

I wish I could feel alive right here today
but it doesn't seem real
as my mind wanders away

This strange belief could be enough
to help me find Marie
they say she's lost beyond all space & time
but I still see

I wish I could feel alive right here today
but it doesn't seem real
as my mind wanders...

Stuck in a loop in a dark cave, and I'll never catch the wave
Stuck in a loop in a dark cave, and I'll never catch the wave
Stuck in a loop in a dark cave, and I'll never catch the wave

I wish I could feel alive right here today
but it doesn't seem real
as my mind wanders away
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by neutronflow » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:23 pm

Is This Real Life - Tim Hinkle

I swear I’ve walked this path before
days still ahead recede behind me
I’m forced to play out this encore
missteps retrace forevermore
along this circuit fortune binds me

Is this real life?
Night’s darkness could disguise
a thousand pairs of watching eyes
observing me.
Repeated strife—
though I am beaten and abused
at least somebody is amused
by what they see.

Tonight I’ll step loose from this snare
and join those watchers who so tease me
and though there may be nothing there
at this point I no longer care
I’ll simply let the chasm seize me

Is this real life?
Are those faces that I see
peering from the depths at me?
Is someone there?
With questions rife—
Will kind hands lower me down?
Will I hear laughter as I drown?
Does the night care?

I swear I’ve walked this path before…
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by Lunkhead » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:21 pm

Is This Real Life?
by Berkeley Social Scene

We spend so much time interactive
Our physical experience redacted
To a digital simulation
A haptic feeling of salvation
A fantasy in tunnel vision
Safe from natural collision

Is this real life?
It’s what we have left
When our souls are bereft
How will we know the afterlife
From the warm glow of a flashlight?

We are trying to keep our eyes open
Through the immersive explosion
Augmenting a forced display
In a delicate pixel ballet
In the space between fact and illusion
We give in to beautiful delusions

Is this real life?
It’s what we have left
When our souls are bereft
How will we know the afterlife
From the warm glow of a flashlight?

We become our own avatar
We forget who we are
We are close but still so far
We burn out like a dying star

Is this real life?
It’s what we have left
When our souls are bereft
How will we know the afterlife
From the warm glow of a flashlight?
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by MicahSommer » Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:00 am

Is This Real Life?
Micah Sommersmith

Is this real life? Is this a fantasy?
A landslide of agony, is normalcy a pipe dream?
If Freddie wasn’t ready in ‘75,
Then how the hell will we survive 2019?

Conmen in the white house, killers in the prayer house,
Bigots in the streets telling us that this is their house
Unanswered questions, unquestioned answers
Oh, and hundred-thirty-thousand-dollar wire transfers

Then a voice through the noise, it nearly knocked my pants off
Saying this is real life, son, just with the mask off

Presidents and porn stars are nothing new
Wannabe war starters, nothing new
It’s the sins of our forefathers, it's nothing new
Is this real life? This is real life
Islamophobia is nothing new
Cross and white robes, yeah it’s nothing new
Don’t say I never told you, it’s nothing new
Is this real life? This is real life

So this country has always been messed up
But we’re used to some discretion, now they’ve gone and fessed up
A new set of clothes isn’t really a change
But if you’re living with eyes closed, it may seem strange

Like you’re looking at the world through Hubble, let's hear that theremin
Stay alert cause here comes trouble, swooping like a peregrine
Remember living on the bubble? Best believe we're there again
Life has got me seeing double, like Tegan and Sara Quin

And to anyone who thinks this is a game, please
Real life doesn’t have an escape key

Making up bad guys is nothing new
Public servants playing magpies is nothing new
Listen to the gadflies, it’s nothing new
Is this real life? This is real life
Constant bad news is nothing new
US-backed coups are nothing new
You’ve been had, dude, it’s nothing new
Is this real life? This is real life
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by owl » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:07 pm

Is This Real Life?
by Vowl Sounds

Before I met you
The world was a winter's day
Through the window of my loneliness
I watched the snow fall, all white and gray

Now flowers
Bloom everywhere
Twining through the walls and windows
Vines curve through your curling hair, I

Never thought of love as within my reach
I don't know what to feel,
I ask myself in disbelief
Is this real life?

You shine on all the friends around you
(Shine your light on them)
My friend, I'm lucky to have found you
(Let your light come in)

Never thought of love as within my reach
I don't know what to feel,
I ask myself in disbelief
Is this real life?

I'm the luckiest one in the world
To see you every day
And it's the strangest dream in the world
To hear your sweet voice say

Never thought of love as within my reach
I don't know what to feel,
I ask myself in disbelief
Is this real life?

Flowers bloom everywhere
Flowers bloom everywhere
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by Chumpy » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:03 pm

Is This Real Life?
by Chumpy

Oh yay, what a fun day, another Monday’s
haunted your life now
Woke up, not early, smoked up, got surly
wanted to cry out
The more that you realize that your so-called real life is
at best a grind
when you slumber, never wonder why
that gets left behind

Is this real life?
Are you who thought you’d be?
You can’t deny
the feeling that you ought to be
Is this real life?
Existential calamity
Not just killing time
but killing all your fantasies

ooh-ooh, fantasy
every night brings golden twilight
alchemy
woo-ooh when you rise
real life wields the knife
and the dreams, they die

Is this / real life?
Or is it just a waking dream
don’t quite feel right
just like that kid from the meme
Is this real life?
questioning your sanity
can’t quite decide
Reality or fantasy?

Is this real life?
all this crushing banality
Do you feel all right
Is this your reality?
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by glennny » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:50 pm

Is This Real Life?
by glennny

Nothing is as it appears
Everything is feeling weird
I can tell the engineers
Designed this world while drinking beer

You gotta look in the mirror
If you ever want to be handsome
You gotta keep growing old
If you ever want to meet your grandson

Is this real life?
Are you my dungeon master?
These results seem
Impossible

The circumstance leaves me circumspect
I’d like to blame the architects
The niggling details of neglect
Give formless fictions to direct

You have to face all of your fears
If you ever want to be lonesome
You never cry all your tears
If you want to be relieved of jonesing

Is this real life?
Are you my dungeon master?
These results seem
Impossible
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by Cybronica » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:32 pm

IS THIS REAL LIFE - Mandibles

I saw queen in 83
And a tribute band in the 90s
These days you can’t draw a line between them
The old-school authenticity
Is now about a brand, you see
It takes a cover artist to redeem them

Don’t make me laugh
Don’t put me on
The play is right
But the cast is wrong

Sing
Like your life depends on it
Sing
Like the world will end and quit
Making excuses
It’s not like abuse is
Something that you’re not really used to
Sing
You can’t stay silent
Sing
Cause silence is violence
Locked in a room
Where it’s safe to assume
That our music at some point amused you

When I go to karaoke
I get bumped because bohemian rhapsody
Was sung 12 times before my turn to sing
I strain against the raucous crowd
To hear my voice but they’re too loud
And at the mic I swear that I can’t hear a thing


Don’t make me laugh
Don’t put me on
The play is right
But the cast is wrong

Sing
Like your life depends on it
Sing
Like the world will end and quit
Making excuses
It’s not like abuse is
Something that you’re not really used to
Sing
You can’t stay silent
Sing
Cause silence is violence
Locked in a room
Where it’s safe to assume
That our music at some point amused you

I will be Queen
Let me be Queen
I am the queen of your night
(QotN coloratura)
Is this real life
Is this the real life version of myself
Or just the play that’s in my mind?

Sing
Like your life depends on it
Sing
Like the world will end and quit
Making excuses
It’s not like abuse is
Something that you’re not really used to
Sing
You can’t stay silent
Sing
Cause silence is violence
Locked in a room
That will serve as your tomb
Where you won’t be exhumed
If you don’t learn the tune
Is it safe to assume
That our music at some point amused you?

This isn’t real life
This isn’t the real world
This isn’t a real jobs
With real work
And real pay
It’s a fantasy
A fantasy I let play
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Re: Is This Real Life?

Post by Geech » Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:44 pm

Is This Real Life
Geech Sorensen

What kind of question is that
Do you suppose that you’ve not considered what’s right in front of your nose

The signs are telling you what but you don’t read them
Your eyes you can keep them shut if you don’t need them

Do you remember where you woke or how you got here
Do you feel that even without hope that it can suddenly appear

The clues are telling you what but you don’t heed them
It doesn’t matter if they shout if you don’t hear them

Is this real life
Well what can I say
Is this real life
Now come on
Do you think that it’s any other day
Is this real life
Now come on and say

Is this real life
Well what can I say
Is this real life
Now come on
Haven’t you noticed there’s nothing in your way
Is this real life
Now come on and say
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