Some want a Romeo, others a Juliet
a BMW or even a Cadillac
for some it's a drag and for others thrust

Some say that silver and gold are lying on the streets
and all you gotta do is pick 'em up and polish them clean
who gets the nuggets and who gets the rust?

She wants the real thing, he wants the real thing
everybody’s looking for the real thing
no more compromise at all

You want the real thing, I want the real thing
together we are looking for the real thing
can we have it if we want?

Some guys stay at home until Sunday dawns
and others party all night long
some prefer loneliness to fraud

Some guys celebrate being alone again
others think that being on their own’s a shame
always believing it is their own fault

She wants the real thing, he wants the real thing
everybody’s looking for the real thing
no more compromise at all

You want the real thing, I want the real thing
together we are looking for the real thing
have we ever tried it at all?

And if you ask me what I really want
I can't answer better than in a song
A verse, a tune, a dirty chord

Every hour, every minute
Your life an be over and over the limit
What you make out of this is up to you

She wants the real thing, he wants the real thing
everybody’s looking for the real thing
no more compromise at all

You want the real thing, I want the real thing
together we are looking for the real thing
we can have it if we want