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  1. Real Life/Alibis

From the recording Gutter Anthems

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Lyrics

Saturday morning a while before daylight I’m<br />
Lying here hoping for rain<br />
By tomorrow I could be anywhere<br />
Passing streetcars alive without breathing<br />
I’m lost in the city again<br />
Without a purpose I can’t believe anything<br />
And I know it’s not my place<br />
To be asking these questions but I know I <br />
Can’t just chase every world that I see<br />
Because<br />
This isn’t real life<br />
This isn’t happening<br />
Seems so believable<br />
But it’s not the real thing<br />
This isn’t real life<br />
It’s just some enormous lie<br />
And I know I’ll be fine this isn’t real life<br />
Such a mystery<br />
Am I supposed to believe these illusions are real<br />
Out of focus, step out of character<br />
Into a world I can feel<br />
Maybe it’s only a sense of propriety<br />
Keeping us grounded at all<br />
Or we’d run screaming<br />
Into the morning and out of control<br />
Maybe I can find some piece of a world I can handle<br />
Or a common line, any one sign<br />
All a part of me<br />
This isn’t real life<br />
This isn’t happening<br />
Seems so believable<br />
But it’s not the real thing<br />
This isn’t real life<br />
It’s just an enormous lie<br />
And we’ll be fine if we can find a real life<br />
<br />
Listen<br />
The world is listening in<br />
Every name and number<br />
Suddenly I can’t believe my eyes<br />
We’re gonna need those alibis<br />
Hoping it all just fades away<br />
Maybe they’re all just paper<br />
Airplanes and imaginary cries<br />
They’re not your neighbour<br />
We all have our alibis<br />
We’ve got our reasons and our reasonable words<br />
But we all just hide our eyes and make believe we never heard<br />
And when the sirens rise<br />
We’re gonna need those alibis<br />
Helpless and hopeless on the screen<br />
Maybe another channel<br />
Might change the dialogue<br />
To talk about it doesn’t hurt at all<br />
We all have our alibis<br />
We’ve got our reasons and our reasonable words<br />
We talk and talk as though there’s nothing to it<br />
We can change it all<br />
As long as we don’t have to do it<br />
We all have our alibis<br />
We’ve got our reasons and we<br />
Lie and lie and lie<br />
We all have our alibis<br />
We’ve got our reasons<br />
We’ve got our reasons <br />
And if we’re not afraid to fall<br />
We’re not listening at all<br />
And when the silence fills the sky<br />
We're gonna need those alibis<br />
What does it matter if they're all lies<br />