Tuesday, 25 January 2011

POST 500/MY HIT HIT LIST #54 CHIC-Real People

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Little heard and under rated this album from Chic. Written recorded and produced in the same year as the team wrote recorded and produced Sister Sledge's Love somebody today album, Sheila & B Devotion's King of the world album and Diana Ross' Diana album.
There fourth studio album took them away from pure dancefloor to pop and rock leanings, with different vocalists and more reflective lyrics. The album was somewhat in the shadow of the more successful Ross and Sledge offerings and it did not contain a hit. It's a much more cohesive album from them and for real Chic fans like me this is the album that we go to when we want to soak up the full Chic experience.





The title track became something of an anthem, aimed as it was, at a bit more maturity that me and my friends were ourselves experiencing at the time


Real People (Edwards, Rodgers)
(Be with some) Real people
I want to live my life with some real people
Yeah, yeah, real people
I'm doggonne gonna be with some real people

Throughout this great big world of ours
There are so many folks
Who just can't get involved
Now they received you readily
And will deceive you dreadfully
Oh yeah, it's a reality
I'll just do my best, yeah
To try and make all those
Phoney relationships dissolve
Now I suppose they can't help themselves
So I propose to surround myself
With love, and humanity, and with some

(Be with some) Real people
I want to live my life with some real people
Yeah, yeah, real people
I'm doggonne gonna be with some real people

I don't think my emotions
Can stand all of this wear and tear
They say you control your own destiny
But I can't take them getting the best
They're getting the best of me
Spread out, give me some elbow room
And some place, where I can disappear
I'm so tired of hypocrisy
And why these folks even bother me
Please just let me be

(Be with some) Real people
I want to live my life with some real people
Yeah, yeah, real people
I'm doggonne gonna be with some real people

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Your blog remains one of my top three (after my own!) and a required part of my day. That we seem to share home ground makes it an even more essential spirit reviver.

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  2. Many thanks weaverman, I take great inspiration from your fine work

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