Real Life Love

by Allan Thomas

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My longtime buddy and co-writer Bryan Kessler and I originally wrote 'Real Life Love' in 1991 during one of my frequent Island-hopping writing sessions with Bryan on Oahu. Somehow we never recorded it on any of my previous albums so it was a sweet surprise to discover the song hiding in the archives awaiting its turn to see the light of day. Amazingly the timing coincided with my own recent revelation in the realms of high-romance.

For those who could use a little shot of positivity in that love vibration.

For Christel Janssen


Real Life Love

Allan Thomas - words and music
Bryan Kessler - music

1- We were like two distant planets
Bound to collide in time
It’s as good as it gets
So good it’s scary
And for all the right reasons

2- The Chinese call it good fortune
I call it the luck of the draw
You’re a wildcard woman a windfall
I’m a party of one no longer

*I found a real life love
A real love
And it’s light years better
Than I could imagine
This is a real life love

3- I know that kisses are not contracts
Nor is a promise guarantee
Hard times come like waves
Whether or not you're ready
And when they do
We will help each other sail right through

*Yes with real life love
Talkin’ real life love
No ones picture perfect
Don’t expect you to be
Anything but real life love to me

Heart over heels nothing else matters
We whisper in the night
Fine tuning and fearless determination
Is what its gonna take to keep it tight

*Yeah real life love
Something worth waiting for
Up till now my heart wasn’t in it
Didn’t know about real life love
We got a real life love

And we deserve each other baby
Chicken skin and cold sweat
Joined at the hip
I have no doubt about it
No expectations
Light years better
Than I’ve ever known
This is a real life love
Love real life love

C 2020 Black Bamboo Music
Brian Kessler Music - BMI


released August 10, 2020
Allan Thomas ~ lead vocal

Bryan Kessler ~ guitars

Michael Ruff ~ piano and organ

Jimmy Johnson ~ bass

Keith Carlock ~ drums

Olivia Ruff ~ backing vocals.

Produced and recorded by Allan Thomas at Black Bamboo Studios, Kauai, Hawaii.

Mixed by Paul Northfield and Allan Thomas at Room With A Better View Studios, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


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