ARTIST: Bob Franke
TITLE: For Real
Lyrics and Chords

Death took the husband of a neighbor of mine
On a highway with a drunk at the wheel
She told me, "Keep your clean hands off the laundry he left
And don't tell me you know how I feel"

/ D D/C# D/B D/A / G A D - / 1st / G6 - - - /

She had a tape that he'd sent her from a Holiday Inn
And she never played it much in the day
But when I heard him say he loved her through the window at night
I just stayed the hell away

/ C(9) - Bm - / G A D - / C(9) - Bm - / A Asus4 A Asus4 / 

There's a hole in the middle of the prettiest life
So the lawyers and the prophets say
Not your father nor your mother 
Nor you lover's gonna ever make it go away
And there's too much darkness in an endless night
To be afraid of the way we feel
Let's be kind to each other
Not forever but for real

/ D D/C# D/B D/A / G A D - / 1st / G6 - - - /
   / C(9) - Bm - / G G/F# E - / G6 - / C(9) - Bm - - - / 

My father never put his parachute on 
In the Pacific back in World War Two
He said he'd rather go down in familiar flames
Than get lost in that endless blue

And some of that blue got into my eyes
And we never stopped fighting that war
Until I first understood about endlessness
And I loved him like never before


It's lucky that my daughter got her mother's nose
And just a little of her father's eyes
And we've got just enough love that when the longing takes me
Well, it takes me by surprise

And I remember that longing from my highway days
Though I never could give it a name
It's lucky I discovered in the nick of time
That the woman and child aren't to blame

{As Refrain}
For the hole in the middle of a pretty good life
I only face it 'cause it's here to stay
Not my father nor my mother nor my daughter nor my lover
Nor the highway made it go away
And there's too much darkness in an endless night
To be ashamed of the way I feel
I'll be kind to my loved ones
Not forever but for real

{As Refrain}
Some say that God is a lover
Some say its an endless void
Some say both, some say she's angry
Some say he's just annoyed
But if God felt a hammer in the palm of his hand
Then God knows the way we feel
And love lasts forever
Forever and for real

Love lasts forever

/ G6 - C(9) - Bm - - - /

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