Realties - Christine Lavin

    The reality of you
    cannot compete
    With the dreams you have of her
    And the love you've given me
    Is not as sweet
    as the feelings that she stirs
    And so you turn away
    And say you're sorry
    But you must pursue this dream
    This improbable dream
    Though things have not been bad
    You can't say you've had
    quite as good a time
    As it first seemed.

    The reality of me
    Is not what you write love songs about
    You'd rather be longing from afar
    You're not as comfortable with love
    As you are without
    And she's a thousand miles gone
    And that's line
    'Cause you're fond of the shimmer
    That distance lends to these things
    And tonight when you sleep
    You'll keep dreaming of the love
    And the happiness
    You're so sure she'll bring.
    The reality of me
    Is probably much like the reality of her
    And by the time you find this out
    Let's just hope l've recovered from the hurt
    'Cause I'll get a call
    That you're all by yourself
    And you're longing for the love that we once knew
    Oh, what would I do
    With the reality of you.

    1987 Christine Lavin

    Marco Giunco
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