Real Thing
tUnE-yArDs Lyrics


Givin' up what you've got
And what you are, you're simply not
Aren't you tired of this game?
And all the emptiness of your fame
You can't hold tight to what you have
Cause there is nothing there to grab
Now life is a shadow of the butt
You never did have what you thought you got

I'm no real thing
They say I'm the real thing
(Oh no)
I sound like the real thing
(Oh no)
Sing it real loud like the real thing
Makin' 'em proud like the real thing
(Lalala)
I come from the land of slaves
(Lalala)
Let's go Redskins
Let's go Braves
(Lalala)
You want the truth in tomes
Dig this dirt and sift out the bones
They said I'm the real thing
(Oh no)
I sound like the real thing
(Oh no)
Joke's on you
All askew
Heard my name in Timbuktu
(Lalala)
Now I got it
All mangled
(Lalala)
Cut it out it's all tangled
Star spangled

Givin' up what you've got
And what you are, you're simply not
Aren't you tired of this game?
And all the emptiness of your fame
You can't hold tight to what you have
Cause there is nothing there to grab
Now life is a shadow of the butt
You never did have what you thought you got

Oh, I'm no real thing
Water ain't water if water is wet
(Oh no)
Don't ever pay me
I look good in debt
(Oh no)
Red, white, blue course through my veins
Binge 'n purge the USA

Why are you afraid about pants size ten?
Humadum, rumadum
They're chosen girls
While you worry about chest size 6
They're winning the tricks
Those tricks, those tricks, oh

Just what is the real thing?
(Oh no)
Don't call my the real thing
(Oh no)
The search for the real thing
(Oh no)
The curse of the real thing
Lalala
I come from the land of shame
Blood and guts are all I claim, singing

Givin' up what you've got
Aren't you tired of this game?
You can't hold tight to what you've got
You never did have what you thought you got

Oh my god I use my lungs
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Soft and loud, anyway feels good
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Oh my heat up in my bones
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Perched atop my drumming flam
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Ate food that fed me
(Bless my lungs)
Seed planted itself in my stomach and bled me
Read some words that led me
Knee ache, skin leathery
Put up a fight and you're my pride
Swell, my fist right through a tube
Glory, glory it's good to be me
Ugly one be you, who you are
Ugly one be you, who you are
Ugly but pretty you're all ready
It's complicated

I'm a real thing
Real thing

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Merrill Martin Garbus, Nathaniel J Brenner

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Mao Micks

Never had what you've got
what you are, you're simply not
Aren't you tired of this game?
And all the emptiness of your fame
You can't hold tight to what you have
Cause there is nothing there to grab
Now all life is a shadow of a thought
You never did have what you thought you got


I'm no real thing
They say I'm the real thing
(Oh no)
I sound like the real thing
(Oh no)
Sing it real loud like the real thing
Makin' 'em proud like the real thing
(Lalala)
I come from the land of slaves
(Lalala)
Let's go Redskins
Let's go Braves
(Lalala)
You want the truth in tones
Dig this dirt and sift out the bones
They said I'm the real thing
(Oh no)
I sound like the real thing
(Oh no)
Joke's on you
All askew
Heard my name in Timbuktu
(Lalala)
Now I got it
All mangled
(Lalala)
Cut it out it's all tangled
Star spangled



Never had what you've got
And what you are, you're simply not
Aren't you tired of this game?
And all the emptiness of your fame
You can't hold tight to what you have
Cause there is nothing there to grab
Now all life is a shadow of a thought
You never did have what you thought you got



Oh, I'm no real thing
Water ain't water if water is wet
(Oh no)
Don't have a penny
I look good in debt
(Oh no)
Red, white, blue course through my veins
Binge 'n purge the USA
Why are you afraid about pants size ten?
Humadum, rumadum
They're chosen girls
While you worry about dress size 6
They're winning the tricks
Those tricks, those dicks, oh


Just what is the real thing?
(Oh no)
Don't call my the real thing
(Oh no)
The search for the real thing
(Oh no)
The curse of the real thing
Lalala
I come from the land of shame
Blood and guts are all I claim, singing


Never had what you've got
Aren't you tired of this game?
You can't hold tight to what you've got
You never did have what you thought you got



Oh my god I use my lungs
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Soft and loud, anyway feels good
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Oh my heat up in my bones
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Perched atop my drumming throne
(Bless my lungs, bless my lungs)
Ate food that fed me
(Bless my lungs)
Seed planted itself in my stomach and bled me
Read some words that led me
Knee ache, skin leathery
Put up a fight, yell, and my pride
Swell, my fist right through a tree
Glory, glory it's good to be me
Ugly one be you, who you are
Ugly one be you, who you are
Ugly but pretty overrated
It's complicated
I'm a real thing
Real thing

Songwriters: Merrill Martin Garbus / Nathaniel J Brenner
Real Thing lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.



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4AD

The new video from @tUnE-yArDs for 'Real Thing'.  New US tour dates also announced. 

Gerard Maccauley

Ok..i am 57yo...i am ancient man..and i love Merrill...gonna get some tUnE-yArDs vinyl. The music is living proof of a fountain of youth. Spreading tUnE-yArDs lyk a gospel...tell of th joy i get from Merrill. Thank you so much Ms. Garbus. Oh btw..this video has more color than a candyshop..maybe not...but you kno what i mean.  Australia..embrace this woman.

Thom Kehr

This song is a window to where I scream and I cry and I ache in joy.

r.j. jackson

I have a soft spot for this stuff. I shall indefinitely, because it is more refreshing than almost anything that I have been accustomed to. I am grateful that she made this.
'Ugly one, be you who you are.'

Bipin

Wow

Marco Ibarra

It feels good when you "discover" a great talent. Found you 3 weeks ago on my way to Vegas and can't stop listening ever since. Rock on!!!!

Andres Contreras

I always expect something weird when I click on another tune yards video. I am still surprised

EmoGod 777

Nice this was my favorite song off the album

Rocketboat

This is the best thing happening in music right now IMHO. 

Ryan Homcy

Possibly the best tUnE-yArDs song. Thanks, Merrill.

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