The Real Thing
Russell Morris Lyrics


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Come and see the real thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see

Come and see the real thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see
There's a meaning there
But the meaning there doesn't really mean a thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see

I am the real, thing
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow

Trying hard to understand that, really not, you're seeing me
Trying hard to understand that, really not, you're seeing me

There's a meaning there
But the meaning there doesn't really mean a thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see

I am the real, thing
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, ma mow

I am not seeing you
I am not seeing you
I, I, I

Trying hard to understand that, really not, you're seeing me
Trying hard to understand that, really not, you're seeing me

There's a meaning there
But the meaning there doesn't really mean a thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see the real thing
Come and see

I am the real, thing
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, ma mow

I am not seeing you
I am not seeing you
I, I, I

Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow
Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, ma mow





I am the real thing

Overall Meaning

The song "The Real Thing" by Russell Morris is a psychedelic rock track with mysterious lyrics. The repetition of the phrase "Come and see the real thing" invites the listener to take a closer look at what's real and meaningful, yet the lyrics suggest that it's impossible to fully understand the meaning behind the real thing. The singer claims to be the real thing, repeating the phrase "I am the real thing" in a tribal chant-like rhythm, further emphasizing the duplicity of meaning and identity. The lyrics "Trying hard to understand that, really not, you're seeing me" suggest that there may be a hidden or deeper meaning to the singer's identity, yet it remains enigmatic and elusive.


The repetition of the phrase "Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow" creates a hypnotic effect, luring the listener into a trance-like state. The singer's voice is gravelly and emotive, adding to the overall enigma of the song. The song's meaning is open to interpretation, but it could be seen as a commentary on the commercialism of authenticity or the struggle of finding one's true identity amidst societal expectations and demands.


Line by Line Meaning

Come and see the real thing
Come witness the genuine article


Come and see the real thing
Come witness the authentic, unadulterated essence


Come and see
Come experience for yourself


There's a meaning there
There is significance to be found


But the meaning there doesn't really mean a thing
But ultimately, that significance may be irrelevant


I am the real, thing
I am the genuine article


Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow
Syllabic musical interlude


Trying hard to understand that, really not, you're seeing me
Struggling to comprehend what you're seeing, despite it being right in front of you


I am not seeing you
I am not perceiving you in the same way


I, I, I
Emphasizing first-person point of view


Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow, Oo-mow-ma-mow-mow
Recurring syllabic musical interlude




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JOHN YOUNG, JOHN B. YOUNG

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