Daily Archives: March 26, 2014

Radio XXXIII, side A, track 7: “Real Love” by Jody Watley

Jody Watley - Real LoveOh, Jody Watley, as soon as I heard this song for the first time, I was instantly in love with both it and you.  Beyonce popularized that whole “fierce” thing, but you were there way before her, I just didn’t know the name for it yet.  The whole song is great, and it was always exciting to hear such a great song debut on the Hot New Music Hour, but my favoritest part of this song is the line “Got ta have real love”.  Because it’s not just “Got ta have real love”.  It’s “GOT ta have real love”.  Which is how it must be sung no matter whether it’s you on the radio or me in the shower.  You GOT ta sing it that way because you GOT ta have real love.  I’ve always loved that aspect of the song, the GOT ta part.  It’s so emphatic and puts your quest for love in no uncertain terms.  You are not going to compromise when it comes to your heart, Jody Watley.  I could have saved myself some hard lessons if I would have added a little more GOT ta in my life.

“Real Love”

<awesome Jody Watley jam>

I said I would get over you
Now I’m here out on my own

Tryin’ ta live my life

And now you wanna come back
But I don’t need no brand new lies

Listen up

I wanna love
That’s serious

No time ta play love gaaaames

I don’t wanna be
Nobody’s fool

So if you wanna be with me
You gotta give it up

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got ta have real love

All my friends’a tellin’ me I should give you anotheeer try

But I don’t need opinions ta deal with what I have on my mind

Listen up

I wanna love
That’s serious

No time ta play love gaaaames

I don’t wanna be
Nobody’s fool

So if you wanna be with me
You gotta give it up

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got ta have real love

Real love

Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah (Ohhhh, yeeeah)
Oh, oh, ah

Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah
Oh, oh, ah (Give it up)
Oh, oh, ah
Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got ta have real love

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get some

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got ta have real love

Real love

Ow, ow, ow

<awesome Jody Watley jam>

Real love
I know I wanna have one
Real love
Gonna try and get soooome

Real love
Everybody needs one
Real love
Got ta have real love

Real loooove

Real loooove

Yeeeah

Real love

Got ta have reeeal
Real love

Real looove

Real looove

Huh uh uh

Real love
I don’t need opinions
Don’t need no advice
Real love
Got ta have real love

Real love
I know I wanna have one

Real love

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