Bobby Bare — Real Thing (More Than A Memory) lyrics

(It's gonna take a lot more than a memory for I had the real thing too long)
I keep telling myself I'll be all right with the mem'ry that you left behind
But it will take a lot more than a memory to keep me from losin' my mind
My memories won't last as a shield from the past
They break down and cry out when we're alone
I need a lot more than a memory for I had the real thing too long
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For a while I can pull myself together with a mem'ry and a drink for my heart
But it will take a lot more than a memory to keep me from falling apart
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