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    Former Guinness World Record Holder for largest book signing ever, Orrin Woodward is a NY Times bestselling author of And Justice For All along with RESOLVED & coauthor of LeaderShift and Launching a Leadership Revolution. His books have sold over one million copies in the financial, leadership and liberty fields. RESOLVED: 13 Resolutions For LIFE made the Top 100 All-Time Best Leadership Books and the 13 Resolutions are the framework for the top selling Mental Fitness Challenge personal development program.

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Here in the Real World

Posted by Orrin Woodward on October 30, 2016

Yesterday morning, I woke up with a song playing in my head, a song from country music singer, Alan Jackson, I hadn’t heard in years. Curious, I went up to my office and searched the words and realized this song fit perfectly with my studies on the Financial Matrix.  I believe more than ever that the greatest impediment to world freedom is the current money system that enslaves everyone who is tempted into debt.

My life’s purpose and the LIFE company are so closely intertwined because I want to help people live their dreams while being debt-free. Naturally, this will it take a longterm focus, disciplined effort,  and the support of a community, but the results are worth the time invested. After a few hours of playing with the lyrics, I changed the words to fit the story of the current money system. George Guzzardo’s fascinating new book The Torch of Freedom shares the story of freedom in an engaging style. To live a life of liberty, however, a person must free himself from the Financial Matrix debt system.

Play the song and read the new lyrics below to sing the new song. For that matter, if one is in a creative mood, feel free to suggest more verses that fit into the song. 🙂


Orrin Woodward

“Here In The Real World”

Cowboys don’t cry, and heroes don’t die
Good conquers evil, again and again
Freedom, the sweet dream, that always comes true
Oh if life were like the movies, I’d never be blue

But here in the real world, it’s not and justice for all
Big Banks and inflation, cause real dreams to stall
The system is sad but true, making money indebting you
It’s why the people don’t ever get debt-free, here in the real world

I gave you my labor, but that wasn’t enough
To hold my income, when booms turned to busts
And tonight on that silver screen, it’ll end like it should
Light will cast out darkness, like we hoped it would

But here in the real world, it’s not that easy at all
With banks too big to fail, its real jobs that fall
And although it’s sad but true, there’s still one thing that we could do
Put an end to the Financial Matrix fraud, here in the real world


31 Responses to “Here in the Real World”

  1. Ken Hendon said

    You have me hooked. …what are Your words?

  2. Michael Forrest said

    Awesome, Orrin!

    Something we should all be singing!

  3. Clif Gibson said

    Thanks Orrin, for that “real world” perspective, accompanied by Alan Jackson himself. I am certain I will carry that tune with me all day today. Bernice and I are so blessed and honored to be in the circle with you and Laurie as we let our light shine into darkness. We celebrate our 29th year of marriage today, and we have experienced much in the real world. We are committed to applying that experience to setting people free! Thank you again for all you do for so many.

  4. Tyrone T Lohr said

    Hi Orrin,
    Maybe that could be a track on the next Rascal Tunes, very creative😉.

    Ny Team Explosion
    Tyrone Lohr

  5. Peggy Arden said

    Love it!! Why not have someone sing this with “your words” at the next Leadership Convention?

    Not only are you are a great leader, Orrin, but also a song writer!

    Peggy Arden

  6. Here in the real world, because of LIFE Leadership, my passion now feels true to fill, the dreams of my family drive to fulfill. But here in the matrix world, they try to convince me to buy, expense gifts for all of them, when I just wants us all back together again. Here in the real world, money don’t spend like they say it should, so we have to use our heads and say, never again. Despite those who compete with us, we know what is true, LIFE will help us all fulfill ours till dreams come true.

  7. Andrew LaFleur said

    “Have you heard of the days the dollar was true, backed by gold and the proud red, white, & blue
    But here in the real world
    Fiat money is what we use…”

  8. Steve Duba said

    Thanks Orrin. Does Laurie know about this singer inside of her MAN ? Do you even own a cowboy hat ? We know Jordan can compose the music. Can we expect this in January ? Just” joshin ” bud. Great job. I like how you brought George into the mix. Maybe a “DUET”….

  9. George said

    You’ve inspired my to get my guitar out of the closet. Not! Maybe the harmonica though.

  10. Rob Robson said

    Love the lyrics Orrin! We need an army of professional freedom activists to get the message out. It’s so exciting to be a part of the solution!

  11. Chelsea Jones said

    Love it! I do this all the time with “not so great lyrics” and turn them to be something Life inspiring. Thanks for this one!

  12. Eli said

    Excellent work as always, Orrin.

  13. Lundyn Connover could sing it!

  14. Salynda Owens said

    Awesome. I love it.

  15. Dave Nelson said

    George’s “Torch of Freedom” book entices me to go look for the classical books and start reading them. It’s scary how people ignorant of history are repeating the past mistakes over and over. Reading this book it’s easy to see how the USA is repeating the same patterns that spelled doom for civilizations in the past. You guys have a way of making history come alive in ways it never did when I was in High School 40 years ago. Your system continues to change me and they way I look at whats going on around me. Thank you.

  16. Steven Hall said

    What a wonderful rewrite,any chance Allen Jackson would consider a rerelease. Could be another#1

  17. Kurt Sandborn said

    Orrin- I agree, everything we see and here around us points back to the Financial Matrix, but it seems that nobody can see it. Like the Bible says in Corinthians 3:14 But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. That is the real story, live by Christ principles and in time the veil will be removed. A quote I read today sums it up. “Illusion is needed to disguise the emptiness within.” – Arthur Erickson. Thanks Orrin!

  18. Tina Abernathy said


    Although I am not a country music fan I sure do get these lyrics and the feelings they carry. May favorite part is “Light will cast our darkness”

    So blessed to be sharing light with others in their dark places and leading them to a community who will trim their wicks together to let their lights shine brighter!

    onward to 1 million

  19. Elaine Mallios said

    This is hysterical! But true! I sang it – not so good. We spent saturday night singing karaoke at a halloween party at Tracy Jones’. Wish we had this one! I will send it to her. Let’s get the momentum up for our team. Spread the truth and the vision. Love you.

  20. Stephen Kennedy said

    Orrin, I was one of those who were blind to the matrix not so long ago. In fact, I would have called you a few choice names as well. Thanks for speaking the truth in the face of well intentioned, ignorant $%&*?!s, like I was.

    • Eseta said

      Aww, such a humble man…it can be very humbling thanks for sharing…I can totally relate… it kind of makes me see y, it is so hard for others to see, what we couldn’t see ourselves. Hah..Laurie said it best. At the Mega Convention in Missouri April 2016. “We love you. Now deal with it”…She is just as Phenomenal…Lol…about staying on course. That’s y, I totally agree with u. About there honesty and sincerity. Staying true to themselves…that’s a rare commodity in our world today. In the business world of entrepreneurs… Thanks…

  21. Phelicia Wyant said

    This is great! Reminds me of a TV show I saw for the first and last time while sitting with my 17 year old in the ER. Apparently it’s about two friends who work as waitresses and have a dream of owning their own cupcake company. In the one scene that disturbed me one of the girls asks something like “Are we going to be the kind of people who work paycheck to paycheck and stay broke the rest of our lives?” Her friend’s response was “You mean Americans?” It just struck me that the financial matrix has become so pervasive that now we laugh about it on TV. We are programming ourselves to expect that that’s just the way it is. Sad.

  22. I was 40 years old, with $293K in debt and stressed to the gills. Today I’m 42, my debt is down to $127K (including my home) and now Rachel and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    Debt represents the invisible bondage of the entire middle class, and we know how to break that bondage for good, thanks to Life Leadership.

    Debt is the silent cancer dragging down millions, but we have the cure!

  23. Eseta said

    I just want to say, thank you, God for you and your singing heart of gold, Mr Woodward…I pray that God keeps putting lyrics into your heart to continue to lift up some sad faces, for there are still so many of them out there in this real world of ours. Thank you, for sharing your dreams with the real world out there. Who really do need a boost of sunshine. I am speaking from experience because everytime I need a boost of the Financial Matrix, I just put on the Breaking Free from the Financial Matrix, by Orrin and Laurie Woodward. And I am back on the Freedomside of life. Whenever I hear Laurie says, “you can do it”…” U can do it “…that’s y, I believe in u both. Because you speak from the heart. Thanks, EN…

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