Are you back in my life to stay
Or is it just for today
Oh that you’re gonna need me?
If it’s a thrill you’re looking for
Honey, I’m flexible. Oh, yeah.
Just be for real won’t you, Baby
Be for real oh, Baby
You see I, I don’t want to be hurt by love again

So you see I’m not naive.
I just would like to believe
Ah what you tell me.
So don’t give me the world today
And tomorrow take it away.
Don’t do that to me, darling.

Just be for real won’t you, Baby
Be for real won’t you, Baby

Been hurt so many times
You see I, I don’t want to be hurt by love again.

(I don’t give a damn about the truth, Baby
Except for the naked truth. Oh yeah)

Just be for real won’t you, Baby
Be for real won’t you, Baby

No, no, no, no
It’s just that I, I don’t want to be hurt by love again.

Thanks for the song Mr. Knight.

5 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen – Be For Real

  1. Do you have a secret hurt? I notice that it is with some regularity that you have songs with this type of theme. Just wondering if you are speaking of life as you know it or have known it.
    Yisraela

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    1. Ronnie says:

      No secret. I have had my fair share of hurt, but even if I hadn’t, I would still like this type of music.

      I try to vary the music, but I suppose it can reflect the mood that I am in at the time.

      I am going to select a piece of “happy music” just for you Yisraela. 🙂

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      1. Greetings my dear friend from another country. Please know that I really do like those songs you play. Some I haven’t heard before and that makes it even nicer. Being a student of human and animal behavior, I am just naturally curious about patterns or things that I sense in other things. So I just wondered if you had been hurt a lot in relationships. It was out of my concern for you my dear, not a hatred of sad songs. I like sad songs as much as others. But you were so kind to play a jazzy one for me. Hope that helps you understand where I was coming from.
        Yisraela

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        1. Ronnie says:

          I think you might have misconstrued my response. You were accurate in your assessment and I was agreeing with you. I just didn’t dwell on it. I moved on to happy mode and decided to play you a cheerful song. (Feel free, to feel flattered that I dedicated a song to you)

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          1. If I did misconstrue your response, I am glad you helped me understand. And yes, I am honored you dedicated a song to me, and it flatters me in a humble sort of way as well.
            Always Yisraela

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