You danced and partied at the Mardi Gras Threw back all the beads at the parade Fake worlds and logos in the shopping mall Where you came from Everything seemed the same the whole world now So you headed down south Left your old home town Relocated so far away from the real world But where is the real world? Get out of the bar And follow the stars Now you've relocated so far away from the real world But where is the real world? Ambitious eyes set firmly on the future So keen to leave your old home town But you're a lost soul looking for the Great illusion in another state You had to escape you know you just couldn't Wait you thought the real world let you down. So you headed down south left another home town Now you don't have the time to think Who's left behind in the real world Watching game shows all day was no kind of deal It all seemed oh so surreal Had to break from the real world But where is the real world? One day you'll wake up and you will feel "I am alive this is real" Your friends came down to visit from all over To see first hand the brand new start you made But you were overqualified for the tips you Earn in a bar It won't work here and it didn't work there but You tried it anyway So head off in the car and follow the stars There's someone waiting not far away In the real world Hope you get there this time But just bear in mind There's a lot of lost souls looking out For a sign for the real world But where is the real world? One day you'll wake up and you will feel "I am alive this is real"