Alan Jackson – Here In The Real World

The song would reach number 3 of the country music charts in the USA and the number one in the Canadian charts. Double platinum album, selling more than two million copies. The song would be included in the album of the same name, here in the real world (Arista 1990)

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Song written by Mark Irwin & Alan Jackson, recorded on June 27, 1989, and released on January 15, 1990, for the label Arista, with the production of Scott Hendricks & Keith Stegall. The song would reach number 3 of the country music charts in the USA and the number one in the Canadian charts. The song would be included in the album of the same name, here in the real world (Arista 1990), it was double platinum album when selling more than two million copies.

The song is a piece of medium tempo, firmly in the neo-traditional style, backed by a violin and an acoustic guitar made of steel strings, in which the narrator observes the difference between an idealized film situation and the real world, saying “Yes life was like movies., I would never be blue. ” In the chorus, he observes that “here in the real world, it is not so easy at all / because when hearts are broken, it is the real tears that fall.” Another of those songs, which should have been number one, a song sincere direct from the heart.



B-side “Blue Blooded Woman”
Released January 15, 1990
Recorded June 27, 1989[1]
Genre Country
Length 3:36
Label Arista Nashville 9922
Songwriter(s) Mark Irwin Alan Jackson
Producer(s) Scott Hendricks Keith Stegall

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Alan Jackson – Here In The Real World Lyrics
Cowboys don’t cry, and heroes don’t die
Good always wins, again and again
And love is a sweet dream, that always comes true
Oh if life were like the movies, I’d never be blue

But here in the real world, it’s not that easy at all
‘Cause when hearts get broken, it’s real tears that fall
And darlin’ it’s sad but true, but the one thing I’ve learned from you
Is how the boy don’t always get the girl, here in the real world

I gave you my love, but that wasn’t enough
To hold your heart, when times got rough
And tonight on that silver screen, it’ll end like it should
Two lovers will make it through, like I hoped we would

But here in the real world, it’s not that easy at all
‘Cause when hearts get broken, it’s real tears that fall
And darlin’ it’s sad but true, but the one thing I’ve learned from you
Is how the boy don’t always get the girl, here in the real world

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