Real

Writer(s): Chris Stevens, Nichole Nordeman

Theme(s): Communion & Reflection , Peace & Hope , Christmas

Tempo: Slow

BPM: 155

Original Key(s): A

Key Range: G - C

Recommended Key(s): C

Verse 1
Frozen statues in the cold
Washed in moonlight blue and gold
Mary's babe in plastic hay
Quiet wonder on her face
Mary you look so serene
Far too pretty, much too clean
We might think we know you well
But what stories would you tell
Of all the dirt and dust and shame
Every burning labor pain
And as I turn to walk away
I hear you say
Chorus
I am real
Don't turn me into memory or myth
Let me be real
And I'll show you what it means to love like this
To be real
Verse 2
Shepherds bending to the ground
Bethlehem is safe and sound
Joseph you look brave and true
But do we know what it was like to be you
How many sleepless nights away
Found you desperate and afraid
And as I turn to walk away
I hear you say
Bridge
To love like you don't even care about the hurry and the hustle
Like you are unaware that December comes with so much trouble
Cuz you believe a baby came, not in paintings or in plays
But, every minute, every hour, every day
To be real
Tag
You are real
Show us what it means to love like this
To be real
To be real
More than a memory
More than a story
Real