It's Time for the Real Thing

 

My friend Laura Brennan asked me to write a song for a web series written by her and her co-creators Rachel Leventhal and Jennifer Maisel called, "Faux Baby." It's a hilarious and twisted story of a couple uncertain whether they are ready to have a child yet. Their doctor suggests they get a fake baby first. Apparently this is not uncommon. Laura suggested I google it to see how real they are. It is freaking weird. People do this. People walk around with dolls and treat them as actual babies. And the baby dolls look amazingly real, but sadly dead, if you ask me. This song was written for the scene where the couple decides they've had enough of the fake baby and want a real one. Yes, it goes over the sex scene.

I tried to write something that was a play on words and a parallel to a break up where one person feels the other is no longer desirable. They have become an uninspiering, rigid bore. Oddly enough, I feel like I came up with an anthem for a presidential candidate.

Remember, it's just a scratch track. But I did have some fun with harmonies.

 
 
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It's Time for the Real Thing

At first - having you in my life seemed fantastic.
I never thought that I could let you go.
But lately something about you seems plastic.
And you don’t seem willing to grow.
I need someone in my life that gives reciprocation.
I need someone who gets excited when I come home.
Our love was only in my imagination.
When I was alone with you I was all alone.

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It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time.

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You’re just a bundle of dreams and expectations.
Nothing was how it seemed. It was all a show.
I thought having you around beat having nothing.
But nothing’s ever been more of a tired joke.
I was fooling myself thinking it’s so funny.
You don’t make any sense and you keep a straight face.
But you don’t giggle when I laugh cause you’re just a dummy.
I’m gonna stand up for myself and have you replaced.
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It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time.
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I’m done with the conditional crap you’ve given me.
Your cries and complaints are nothing more than battery.
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It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.

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I've been trying. I've been hoping. I've been hurt and disappointed.
You were never flexible, although we found out double jointed
I've been looking for a meaning. I've been searching for a focus.
When I met you I was dreaming. When I woke up you were bogus.

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It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time. 
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time for the real thing.
It’s time for the real thing. It’s time. 
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