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Music & Lyrics by Rick Springfield

I was born in the Southern Land
Yeah, a million miles from America
And whatever we wanted was just a matter of choosing

And I was raised in the Great White Way
Just like all those kids in America
And the t.v. taught us to win with no thought of losing
Then I woke up

This is the real world
The real town without pity
This is the real world
In the shadow of the city
This is the real wheel
You don’t get too many spins
This is the real deal
Not everybody wins

Just another soul lost in America
I was so frustrated and I got so lonely
It almost took a miracle to open up my eyes

World start turning
Turn into the wind
World start turning
Some things were never meant to be
I’ve been standing on the beach
Crying to the raging sea
I was falling, falling

Heart start beating
Turn into the wind
Heart start beating
Some things were never meant to be
Made a promise to myself
I’ll never, never get that low again

We were taught if man believes in
What he wants in America
It’s only a matter of time
Just a matter of seasons
But I walk through the houses of the dreams that died
I see the ones still trapped there the ones that tried
But spent the rest of their lives wondering why
And searching for reasons
And they never wake up

This is the real world
You’ve got to know just when to bend
Here in the world
Precious little matters in the end
This is the real world
The real town without pity
This is the real world
In the shadow of the city

Just another soul lost in America
I was so frustrated and I got so lonely
It almost took a miracle to open up my eyes

World start turning
Turn into the wind
World start turning
Some things were never meant to be
I’ve been standing on the beach
Crying to the raging sea
I was falling, falling

Heart start beating
Turn into the wind
Heart start beating
Some things were never meant to be
Made a promise to myself
I’ll never, never get that low again

Can’t stop the world
Cant’ stop the world

Never could settle for where I was
Too many places I was trying to be
The times I succeeded and the times I failed
You know that no one will remember but me

World start turning
World start turning
I’ve been standing on the beach
Crying to the raging sea
I was falling, falling

World start turning
Turning to the wind
World start turning
Some things were never meant to be
I’ve been standing on the beach
Crying to the raging sea
I was falling, falling

Heart start beating
Turn into the wind
Heart start beating
Some things were never meant to be
Made a promise to myself
I’ll never get that low again
Falling, Falling

World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning
World start turning

This song appears on the album Rock of Life – purchase it on iTunes!