ABC - The Real Thing Lyrics

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A mongoose can smile at a cobra
But that cobra will always be a snake
Diamante can shine like a diamond
But you know, like I know
That rock will be fake

It's the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It's real

You can xerox the Mona Lisa
Deadpan Da Vinci in every detail
Might beat customs on a home-made visa
But false papers
Only gets you in jail

It's the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It's real

Life wears a smile on its face
But it comes with a sting in its tail
Make believe fables have their place
But only a fool. Only a fool
Believes fairy tales

I heard all the lies that they tell ya
"Phone me baby. The cheque's in the mail"
Well as fantasy. It may please ya
As the real thing
It does nothing but fail

It's the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It's real

It's the real thing
The real thing
Nothing but the real thing
It's real
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Never More Than Now
  • 2 The Real Thing
  • 3 One Better World
  • 4 Where Is the Heaven?
  • 5 The Greatest Love of All
  • 6 North
  • 7 I'm in Love With You
  • 8 Paper Thin
  • 9 One Better World (Pickering-Park mix)
  • 10 The Greatest Love of All (Kraushaar mix)
  • 11 Never More Than Now (Kraushaar mix)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
    writers: Larry White, Pauline Perry
    album: Track 2 in album Up
    release date: 1989
    popularity : 70 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Pop
    styles: House/Synth-pop
    length: 4:55
    mixer: Bob Kraushaar
    recorded by: Bob Kraushaar
    writer: Mark White, Martin Fry
    Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 042283864627
    script: Latin