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Carole King Only Love Is Real Lyrics

Last updated: 07/01/2010 11:00:00 AM

As I bask in the glow of a just-lit fire
Feeling the warmth as the flame grows higher
I think it's true that nothing is really new under the sun
Watching a new love grow from old love's embers
Yesterday's gone but today remembers
Doesn't it seem to come down the same for everyone

Only love is real
Everything else illusion
Adding to the confusion of the way we connive
At being alive
Tracing a line till we can define
The thing that allows us to feel
Only love is real

Childhood dreams like muddy waters
Flowing through me to my son and daughters
Everything I ever thought is confirmed as truth to me
Even as I see the way that I want to go now
Still I wish I had known what I know now
Maybe I could have spared you giving your youth to me

Only love is real
Everything else illusion
Adding to the confusion of the way we contrive
To just stay alive
Tracing a line till we can define
The thing that allows us to feel
Only love is real





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Carole King One of the Best Ever! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/1/10

What a great song from one of the best artist's of all time! Carole King is brilliant! Sadly, songs like this aren't made anymore. I'm thankful to have been young when Carole King and James Taylor were popular...two of the best ever...their music never gets old!



Great song! I forgot about this great song! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/11/10

Why is it that so many great songs really are overlooked? I remember this song growing up in the 70's and remembered just how much I liked it then. I wish they played this song more often. I actually heard it on my satellite radio station (70's channel) with Casey Kasum this weekend and it was being played. It really took me back. I hope to hear this song again, soon.

Carol King had many good songs and this was one of them, as far I am concerned. I like the lyrics as well.

Thanks for "love is Real." great song Carol! Monty



Interesting lyrics----very true | Reviewer: Roger B. | 6/4/07

Very good song. Lyrics are beautiful. One of her most overlooked songs.