Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine
P.M. Dawn Lyrics


[Chorus]
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Maybe "why?" is the question that's on you mind
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine.
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Please don't ask me 'cause I don't know why,
but reality used to be a friend of mine.
I used to be friends with reality
She used to be a pal real close to me
But she tried to hide from me what was in store
Tried to house me but a house has doors
I was insane and the picture was crazy
So the relevance here seems to be a bit hazy
But I tried to explain this in the simplest terms
But she let the cross burn and it was my turn to say,
"The roses are red, and violets are blue,j
and things are gonna stay that way, too"
And I was the nut to believe all of this
I figured life would just hand me bliss
Now I have to worry about certain doom
Or will I be here tomorrow afternoon
Now ask me about the future.

[Chorus]

I remember Sandy gave me a hand.
Now I'm known as the maniac man
Looking and searching for a shred of proof
Knowing any time this world could go poof
Now what might happen without me knowin'
That's why I find myself always tip-tip toeing
She tried to let prophecy sneak ip on me
But I woke up, I told her "Yo step off me"
What you want me to do?
You want me to sweat blood,
And hang up on your strings like a marionette does?
Go to the PM on the dock of the bay, sit
You need a clue. Go back to the basics.
She needs to learn her ABC's
Her and I sail on different seas.
She sees different from what I sees.
{Do you believe? Hell no}

[Chorus]

I lost touch with reality.
I keep it as far as I can from Prince Be
I just didn't run with the way she flowed,
To where I just said "Yo, I gots to go"
But my heart wasn't ill or mad at her
I just chose to laugh at her
And disregard everything she tells me
Believe in her and she's happy and healthy
What is real, a positive plane
Reality and life are no the same
as to her equivalent to what is real
She doesn't appeal to how I feel
Maybe I should try transchanneling her
{Prince, you're taking this trip to far}
Okay, fine, nevermind
But reality used to be a friend of min

[Chorus x2]

Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC., Royalty Network, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: ATTRELL STEPHEN JR. CORDES, Attrell Cordes

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Lyrics
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Maybe 'Why?' is the question that's on you mind
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Please don't ask me 'cause I don't know why
But reality used to be a friend of mine
I used to be friends with reality
She used to be a pal real close to me
But she tried to hide from me what was in store
Tried to house me but a house has doors
I was insane and the picture was crazy
So the relevance here seems to be a bit hazy
But I tried to explain this in the simplest terms
She let the cross burn and it was my turn to say
"The roses are red, and violets are blue
And things are gonna stay that way, too"
And I was the nut to believe all of this
I figured life would just hand me bliss
Now I have to worry about certain doom
Or will I be here tomorrow afternoon?
Now ask me about the future
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Maybe 'Why?' is the question that's on you mind
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Please don't ask me 'cause I don't know why
But reality used to be a friend of mine
I remember Sandy gave me a hand
Now I'm known as the maniac man
Looking and searching for a shred of proof
Knowing any time this world could go poof
Now what might happen without me knowin'
That's why I find myself always tip-tip toeing
She tried to let prophecy sneak up on me
But I woke up, I told her "Yo step off me"
What you want me to do? You want me to sweat blood
And hang up on your strings like a marionette does?
Go to the PM on the dock of the bay, sit
You need a clue, go back to the basics
She needs to learn her ABC's
Her and I sail on different seas
She sees different from what I sees
Do you believe? Hells no
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Maybe 'Why?' is the question that's on you mind
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Please don't ask me 'cause I don't know why
But reality used to be a friend of mine
I lost touch with reality
I keep it as far as I can from Prince Be
I just didn't run with the way she flowed
To where I just said "Yo, I gots to go"
But my heart wasn't ill or mad at her
I just chose to laugh at her
And disregard everything she tells me
Believe in her and she's happy and healthy
What is real, a positive plane
Reality and life are not the same
As to her equivalence to what is real
She doesn't appeal to how I feel
Maybe I should try trans channeling her
Prince, you're taking this trip to far
Okay, fine, never mind
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Maybe 'Why?' is the question that's on you mind
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Reality used to be a friend of mine
Please don't ask me 'cause I don't know why
But reality used to be a friend of mine
Oh reality
Oh reality
Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone
Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone
Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone
Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone
Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone
Chase the blues away
Take your mind off reality and leave her alone



All comments from YouTube:

Slingerlandia Music Publishing

Somebody please put this PM Dawn album back on Spotify!! There's no excuse for us to have to listen to a low res version of "Reality Used to be a Friend of Mine" in 2018...

Periferal

I was watching Encino Man and this song was playing in the beginning...jumped on Spotify and nothing but Memory Bliss.

Chris Hill

It’s 2022 and it’s still not on Apple Music and Spotify. Been looking for this song and can’t find it .

vgoth100

Used to listen to this PM Dawn album nearly every day for a year in the 90s....awesome stuff, never gets old.

Fallen Night

Holy holy w4@ kno.???¿!!¿.

Brandon Bence

Facts! This was the first CD I ever bought. Looong time ago in a galaxy not to far from here. Lol.

Dalton Voss

Best decade of my lifetime

Maureen Falcon

@The Black Shadow I still get stuck on a Nocturnal drunk and it 2020 Goth4ever

Joseph Kerr

When this album came out, I was living at a facility for wayward teens called Excelsior Youth Center (see: constantly in trouble). I bought it for the 1st song released, "Set Adrift On Memory Bliss"... I then discovered this amazing song. I was allowed to leave the facility for a couple hours every day after school (see: they thought I was fat & needed exercise). I still strongly remember walking aimlessly around the Indian Trail neighborhood here in Spokane, drinking a Diet Coke, while listening to this album over and over. That was 30 years ago. Literally 30 years ago this summer/fall/winter of 1991. It blows my mind. Not as much as this album did back then, though.

RockoJulian

This is one of the few hip hop albums that is strong enough to bring tears with impression. A masterpiece at its time and it's a shame that this album didn't earn the full recognition it deserved.

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