Real Life Chords (Transposable):

 
Intro
G D/F# G C G D/F# G G C

Verse 1
G D/F#
I still see the kid in me building castles by the sea
C2 G
And skipping rocks across those ocean waves
G D/F#
Still building buoy rafts and sailing on the Kachemak
C2 G
And running wild across Alaskan plains
Bm7 C2 G D
And all my yesterdays don't seem so long ago now
Bm7 C2 G D D
And all those early years will always seem like home somehow

Chorus 1
G D/F#
And it was real life and it was real good
C2 Dsus D
It was a place I took for granted 'cause I just never understood
G D/F#
And there was real pain and there were real tears
C2 Dsus D
But the way my Mama loved me somehow carried all those years
G D/F# G C G D/F# G C2
It was real life oh it was real life

Verse 2
G D/F#
I still see the kid in jeans but now he's standing next to me
C2 G
Never thought that I'd have boys to raise
G D/F#
I don't have it figured out it still feels like playing house
C2 G
And it's something I am learning everyday
Bm7 C2 G D/F#
And all of my todays seem like they're rushing by so fast
Bm7 C2 Dsus D
And every I look around I pray that it will last

Chorus 2
G D/F#
And it's real life and it's real good
C2
And somes I take it all for granted
Dsus D
Even though I never should
G D/F#
And there is real pain and there are real tears
C2 Dsus D
But the way my baby loves me somehow carries all these years
G D/F# G
And this is real life

Interlude
Em C G D/F# Em C G D/F# C2

Verse 3
G D/F#
When I'm old and turning grey and my boys have moved away
C2 G
When it's for me to say goodbye
G D/F#
I hope I leave a legacy I hope that God is proud of me
C2 G
I hope that I leave something good behind
Bm7 C2 G D
And all my yesterdays are flashing right before my eyes
Bm7 C2 G D D
And I'm standing in God's presence when I finally realize

Chorus 3
G D/F#
This is real life this is real good
C2 Dsus D
It's the place I took for granted 'cause I just never understood
G D/F#
And there'll be no pain and there'll be no tears
C2 Dsus D
'Cause the way my Father loves me is the reason I am here
G D/F# G C G D/F# G C/E
This is real life oh, this is real life
G D/F# G C
This is real life