The Real Thing – Song and Lyrics by ABC

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Discover the poetic beauty in ‘The Real Thing’ by ABC. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of ABC or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

A mongoose can smile at a cobra
But that cobra will always be a snake
Diamante can shine like a diamond
But you know, like I know
That rock will be fake

It’s the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It’s real

You can xerox the Mona Lisa
Deadpan Da Vinci in every detail
Might beat customs on a home-made visa
But false papers
Only gets you in jail

It’s the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It’s real

Life wears a smile on its face
But it comes with a sting in its tail
Make believe fables have their place
But only a fool. Only a fool
Believes fairy tales

I heard all the lies that they tell ya
“Phone me baby. The cheque’s in the mail”
Well as fantasy. It may please ya
As the real thing
It does nothing but fail

It’s the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It’s real

It’s the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It’s real

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