Real Hope
Paul Heaton Lyrics


She wanted her face to be famous
She dragged it off down to the smoke
Where she went on a show where they turn dreams to gold
And give real people false hope

She needed the comfort she needed the cheer
Her children had all flown the nest
She desperately wanted to change her career
To the thing that she felt she did best
Giving real hope to false people
Telling the world it can sing
False hope to real folk
You can sing you can sing you can sing

He worked in a shop where they hated his guts
Lived in a house just the same
And all that he ever requested in life
Was no swear word prefix in his name

He wanted the glory he wanted the fame
In limelight he wanted to soak
So he saved up the money and boarded the train
To where they give plastic people real hope

Giving real hope to false people
Telling the world it can sing
False hope to real folk
You can sing you can sing you can sing

Take heed if your dreams are a staring
Dreamboat can end up on the rocks
That road paved with gold is just one block away
From the rear end of Top Of The Pops
From the rear end of Top Of The Pops
If you want it don't tell us about it
And if you don't get it don't cry
Just do as they say and follow your dreams
A fool is a weight of a fly
A fool is a weight of a fly

Giving real hope to false people
Telling the world it can sing
False hope to real folk
You can sing you can sing you can sing

Giving real hope to false people
Telling the world it can sing
False hope to real folk
You can sing you can sing you can sing

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Paul David Heaton

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Comments from YouTube:

Janice Southwell

Paul and Jackie - you are simply the BEST!

kevin tyrrell

Paul and Jacqui......well,wtf can anyone say other than Genius!
Thank you both for making music.

eyers10

amazing, paul Heaton and jacquie abbott are just on fire at the moment, best stuff I've heard in years! lets get this to xmas number one

Banshee

A perfect 10 out of 10!

Peter Lewis

Fabulous, right up there with all their classic hits. Deserves to be a hit. Thanks to Radio 2 for giving it lots of airplay

stephen harper

I completely agree with the lyrics!
Fantastic video!
Well done everyone involved in this production.

Andy Burnitt

Would love to see somebody sing this to Cowell and co on the X factor or Britian's got talent

David Fisher

Bet he would make sure they did not get into the next round lol .

kev241

Fantastic song, really catchy tune, this should be no1 for Christmas Well done Paul & Jacqui.

josie919

Amazing song! Can't wait to watch this performed on Sunday brunch!

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