Amanda, I know what you’re thinking,
You and I have much to say,
And you’ve been making me crazy,
Trying to understand
But it’s impossible at your age.
I know I said I’ll always try,
But you’re going to bed alone again tonight,
And you lie there in the dark and wonder why.

I did it for you, and the boys
Because love should teach you joy
And not the imitation
That your momma and daddy tried to show you
I did it for you, and for me
And because I still believe
There’s only one thing
You can never give up
Never compromise on
And that’s the real thing you need in love

You’re so afraid your life is over
And nothing I can say can change your mind
How can anybody be so selfish
And treat you all so cruel
Go on and scream at me and cry
I’ll always hold you in my soul
And I’m never going to leave you all alone
But your daddy doesn’t live here anymore

I did it for you, and the boys
Because love should teach you joy
And not the imitation
That your momma and daddy tried to show you
I did it for you, and for me
And because I still believe
There’s only one thing
You can never give up
Never compromise on
And that’s the real thing you need in love

Everybody’s got a boat upon the ocean,
Not everybody’s sailing out to sea,
And is there someone there for me?
I’m ready to believe.

I did it for you, and the boys
Because love should teach you joy
And not the imitation
That your momma and daddy tried to show you
I did it for you, and for me
And because I still believe
There’s only one thing
You can never give up
Never compromise on
And that’s the real thing you need in love

More lyrics from Kenny Loggins

  • 06:54
  • 03The Real Thing
    05:39
  • -If You Believe (Album Version)
    06:29
  • -I Would Do Anything (Album Version)
    06:34
  • -Sweet Reunion (Album Version)
    05:46
  • -Now or Never (Album Version)
    05:44
  • -My Father's House (Album Version)
    05:26
  • -Cody's Song (Album Version)
    04:39
  • 11Will Of The Wind (Reprise)
    01:14
  • -Too Early For The Sun (Album Version)
    08:06
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