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Song title: Real World


Real World

Mr. Trouble come walkin’ this way
Year gone by feels like one long day but I’m alive
And I’m feelin’ all right
Well I run that hard road outta heartbreak city
Built a roadside carnival out of hurt and self-pity, it was all wrong
Well now I’m moving on
Ain’t no church bells ringing
Ain’t no flags unfurled
It’s just me and you and the love we’re bringing

Into the real world
Into the real world

I built a shrine in my heart, iasn’t pretty to see
Made out of fool’s gold memory and tears cried
Now I’m headin’ over the rise
I’m searchin’ for one clear moment of love and truth
I still got a little faith but what I need is some proof tonight
I’m lookin’ for it in your eyes

Ain’t no church bells ringing
Ain’t no flags unfurled
Just me and you and the faith we’re bringing into the real world
Into the real world

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinking into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
And when the morning comes baby I don’t wanna hide
I’ll stand right at your side with my arms open wide

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinking into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
‘Til the morning comes
I’ll stand right by your side

I wanna find some answers I wanna ask for some help
I’m tired of running scared baby let’s get our bags packed
We’ll take it here to hell and heaven and back
And if love is hopeless, hopeless at best
Come on put on your party dress, it’s ours tonight
And we’re goin’ with the tumblin’ dice

Ain’t no church bells ringing
Ain’t no flags unfurled
It’s just me and you and the hope we’re bringing into the real world
Well into the real world
Oh into the real world


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Published on the following official releases:

First known live performance: 16/11/1990 Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles,CA ,USA
Last known live performance: 18/07/2013 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork ,Ireland

Song 'history':


Played, in acoustic version, at the Christic Shows in LA, 16/17-Nov-1990.
Published on HUMAN TOUCH, in 1992.
A frequent number (53 apparitions) of renderings during the Human Touch tour
In the Reunion tour, the song was only practiced (26/06/2000 Madison Square Garden, New York,NY ,USA, during the soundcheck.) but never played in the regular set.
Played during the rehearsals for the Devils and dust Tour, in Mar/Apr 2005.
A discrete number of performances (25) was given during the Devils and Dust tour
One only rendering for this song in the Wrecking Ball tour (18/07/2013 Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork ,Ireland)

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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