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Real

 

 

Song Info

Music : 
Lyrics : 
Photos : 
Choreography : 
Real © : 
Art © : 
Hart/Marne/Stephens
Scott Stephens
Courtesy of AP Photo
Trina Lyons
2004 Liquid Blue
Marc Kitaen

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The Story Behind The Lyrics

Progressive Heroes Honored in Song "Real" by Liquid Blue

Real was written as a tribute to many of the great leaders of our time, who have fought oppressive systems and made our planet a better place for everyone. These are individuals who in many cases risked their lives for the betterment of the people. They often endured hardship and harsh criticism, but persevered nonetheless. Real is specifically a tribute to nine heroes that include Mother Theresa, Ralph Nader, Martin Luther King, Howard Zinn, Cesar Chavez, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Gandhi, and John F Kennedy. This is a "hall of fame" of greatness. The nine individuals represent both genders, various nationalities, ethnicities and political ideologies, but all had (or have) the common bond of serving their fellow citizens. Real's theme can also be applied to anyone's heroes.

Resources


Mother Teresa http://www.drini.com/motherteresa/index2.html

Mother Teresa http://www.ewtn.com/motherteresa/

Ralph Nader http://www.citizen.org/

Ralph Nader http://www.nader.org/

Ralph Nader http://www.votenader.org/

Martin Luther King http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/1964/king-bio.html

Howard Zinn http://howardzinn.org/

Nelson Mandela http://almaz.com/nobel/peace/1993a.html

Jimmy Carter http://www.cartercenter.org/default.asp?bFlash=True

Jimmy Carter http://www.nobel.se/peace/laureates/2002/

Mahatma Gandhi http://www.mkgandhi.org/

Mahatma Gandhi http://www.engagedpage.com/gandhi.html

John F Kennedy http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/jk35.html

Recognition

  • Featured on DSA Winners Compilation CD, 2004
  • Featured on Future Hits Compilation CD, 2004
  • Featured on Airwaves Vol II Compilation CD, 2005
  • Featured on TNT Top New Talent Compilation CD, 2005
  • Featured on Asia Spring Sampler Compilation CD, 2006
  • Best Production, Winner, International Music Awards, 2006
  • Honorable Mention, Billboard World Song Contest 2005
  • Second Place Winner, Dallas Songwriters 2004 Song Contest
  • Semi-Finalist in 2005 Yamaha Music Production Contest
  • Next Big Hit Best of 2005
  • Track Of The Week on 20Sep2004, Garageband
  • Track Of The Week on 22Nov2004, Garageband
  • Track of the Day on 2Sep2004, Garageband
  • Track of the Day on 13Nov2004, Garageband
  • Track of the Day on 21Nov2004, Garageband
  • #1 Hot AC STS Indie Label Chart, 3/4/2005 Spins Tracking System
  • #4 NMW A/C Radio Chart, 2/25/2005, New Music Weekly
  • #9 Earth Top 10 (#9), on 8/12/2004, Broadjam
  • #1 Best Production overall, all-time, Garageband
  • #1 Best Production in Pop, all-time, Garageband
  • #1 on Pop/Easy Listening Charts, 8/8/2004, Broadjam
  • #1 on World Charts, 12/30/2004, Garageband
  • #1 on World Charts, 1/17/2006, Garageband
  • #2 on Pop Charts, 8/8/2004, Broadjam
  • #6 Best Female Vocals in Pop, all-time, Garageband
  • #8 on North America Charts, 8/12/2004, Broadjam
  • #9 Best Programming in Pop, all-time, Garageband
  • #12 Best Melody in Pop, all-time, Garageband
  • #20 Best Female Vocals overall, all-time, Garageband

Text Version Of Lyrics

Real


The road can be lonely, you know it, working for justice, everyday
With so much corruption, we need an injunction, it’s true
To make a better place, you give your life, in so many ways
You’re real, and I wanna say, this is where you belong, so lead us today

You’re not afraid to be who you want to,
You’re not afraid to say what you feel
Leading the way, do what you have to
Cause you’re the one that makes it real,
You’re the one that makes it real, You’re the one that makes it real

You have stood up for, those with no voices, with such opposition, in everyway
You have resisted while changing the system, thank you
And those, with nothing to pay, we all need a hero, to lead all the way
You’re real, and I wanna say, this is where you belong, so lead us today