The Real Thing Lyrics

Kenny Loggins


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Foster, Kenny Loggins
album: Track 3 in album Leap of Faith
release date: 1991-9-10
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 5:40

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Kenny Loggins Leap of Faith cover art
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Amanda, I know what you're thinking,
You and I have much to say,
And you've been making me crazy,
Trying to understand
But it's impossible at your age.

I know I said I'll always try,
But you're going to bed alone again tonight,
And you lie there in the dark and wonder why.

I did it for you, and the boys,
Because love should teach you joy,
And not the imitation,
That your momma and daddy tried to show you.
I did it for you, and for me,
And because I still believe,
There's only one thing,
You can never give up,
Never compromise on,
And that's the real thing you need in love.

You're so afraid your life is over,
And nothing I can say can change your mind.
How can anybody be so selfish,
And treat you all so cruel,
The woman screamed at me and cried.
I'll always hold you in my soul,
And I'm never going to leave you all alone
But your daddy doesn't live here anymore.

I did it for you, and the boys,
Because love should teach you joy,
And not the imitation,
That your momma and daddy tried to show you.
I did it for you, and for me,
And because I still believe,
There's only one thing,
That you can never give up,
Never compromise on,
And that's the real thing you need in love.

Everybody's got a boat upon the ocean,
Not everybody's sailing out to sea,
And is there someone there for me?
I'm ready to believe.

I did it for you, and the boys,
Because love should teach you joy,
And not the imitation,
That your momma and daddy tried to show you.
I did it for you, and for me,
And because I still believe,
There's only one thing,
That you can never give up,
Never compromise on,
And that's the real thing you need in love.


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Will of the Wind
  • 2 Leap of Faith
  • 3 The Real Thing
  • 4 Conviction of the Heart
  • 5 If You Believe
  • 6 I Would Do Anything
  • 7 Sweet Reunion
  • 8 Now or Never
  • 9 My Father's House
  • 10 Cody's Song
  • 11 Will of the Wind (Reprise)
  • 12 Too Early for the Sun