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Dan Bern - One Thing Real

Song Lyrics

I come down the steps
I slip on the ice
Santa Claus been looking
Who's been naughty
Who's been nice
I'm looking for one thing real tonight

And Jesus he comes up to me
Jesus, he sits down
Says, "Take this cross off my back
I'm going downtown"
I said "Oh, but ain't that your uniform?"
He offers me a toke
He says "Two thousand years is long enough
for this particular joke."
He says "I'm lookin' for one thing real tonight"

I'm up here singing
These songs every night
Sometimes I want to just make 'em all
Up on the spot
Maybe they wouldn't rhyme too good
They might not make sense
But then at least I wouldn't be
Repeating myself
I'm looking for one thing real tonight

And you're the one I've chosen
And I guess you've chosen me
Let's turn off the commercials
Let's turn off the TV
How well can we get to know
Each other in an hour?
We can fight the daylight
We have that power
I'm looking for one thing real tonight

And Van Gogh sits next to me
With a bucket full of pastes
He rips off my ear and says
"Glue this to my face"
I'd like to leave America
For someplace where they would
Not know a word of English
and I might be understood
I'm looking for one thing real tonight


These lyrics are on the following CD(s):

Fifty Eggs (1998)
Fifty Eggs

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1. Tiger Woods
2. One Thing Real
3. No Missing Link
4. Oh Sister
5. Cure for AIDS
6. Chick Singers
7. Different Worlds
8. Everybody's Baby
9. One Dance
10. Jesus Freak
11. Monica
12. Rolling Away
13. Suzanne

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