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Reality & Other Nightmares

from Oft Interred With Their Bones by The Good

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Reality and Other Nightmares

I'd love to be a star
All the world's a stage of my life so far
The screen is silver but the holes are small
I'd love to pass the bar
Inside the judges puff and spar
For prizes I don't get, and I don't think I want 'em.

Reality, reality, reality
And other nightmares.

Every litter has its runt
But Daddy says no, that dog won't hunt
If I knew what to do, I know I could do it.
I've got real talent, you know
That and two dollars'll make me a Starbuck's joe.
Do I have to be a broad to make it on Broadway?

Reality, reality, reality
And other nightmares.

I'm so weird. (With every dream...)
I'm so scared. (...Comes a new nightmare...)
I'm so lost. (...Somewhere in-between...)
I'm so alone (...You find reality.)

If I knew this was what it took
I wouldn't have tried to write the book
It's already written and everyone's read it but me.
But this is who I am.
I was what I was and I wasn't a sham
And now I'm just getting better
Come closer and see for yourself because this is the real me, the

Reality, reality, reality
And other nightmares.


from Oft Interred With Their Bones, released January 1, 1994
Written by Devin Arkin. Performed by The Good: Tony Rogers (vocals, guitar), Devin Arkin (vocals), John Scholvin (guitar), Greg Newman (drums), Scott Hedrick (bass)


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The Good Chicago, Illinois

The Good is the creation of singer / songwriters Tony Rogers ( and Devin Arkin (who died from brain cancer in late 2016), joined by John Scholvin (guitar), Dave Rothkopf (bass), and John Goodman (drums). The band began making waves on the Chicago music scene in the early 90's; they've released 4 critically acclaimed full length studio albums, and more. ... more

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