Real World

Mister trouble come walkin' this way
Year gone past feels like one long day
But I'm alive and I'm feelin' all right
Well I run that hard road outta hearbreak city
Built a roadside carnival out of hurt and self-pity
It was all wrong well now I'm movin' on

Ain't no chuch bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
Just me and you and the love we're bringing
Into the real world
Into the real world

I built a shrine in my heart it wasn't pretty to see
Made out of fool's gold memory and tears cried
Now I'm headin' over the rise
I'm searchin' for one clear moment of love and truth
I still got a little faith
But what I need is some proof tonight
I'm lookin' for it in your eyes

Ain't no chuch bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
Just me and you and the faith we're bringing
Into the real world
Into the real world

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinkin'
Into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
And when the morning comes baby I don't wanna hide
I'll stand right at your side with my arms open wide

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinkin'
Into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
'Til the morning comes
I'll stand right by your side

I wanna find some answers I wanna ask for some help
I'm tired or runnin' scared
Baby let's get our bags packed
We'll take it here to hell and heaven and back
And if love is hopeless hopeless at best
Come on put on your party dress it's ours tonight
And we're goin' with the tumblin' dice

Ain't no chuch bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
Oh just me you and the hope we're bringing
Into the real world
Well into the real world
Oh into the real world
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Notes

One of the songs from Human Touch that was live debuted at the Christic Shows in 1990. That was a dramatically different version from the released one with Bruce solo at the piano.

Chords

Live history

"Real World" has been performed live a total of 84 times.
First known performance:
1990-11-16, Los Angeles, CA
benefit
Last known performance:
2013-07-18, Cork, Ireland
unannounced

Release history

Total releases: 2
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Bruce Springsteen, Human Touch, album, 1992-03-31
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Bruce Springsteen, The Album Collection Vol. 2, rerelease, 2018-05-18