*Real Awesome* is a power ballad released by the Swedish heavy metal band *Europe.* It was released twice; in 1984 as a single from the album *Wings of Tomorrow* and in 1988 as a single from the album *Out of This World.*
*Europe* is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979, by vocalist *Joey Tempest*, guitarist *John Norum*, bassist *Peter Olsson*, and drummer *Tony Reno*. They got a major breakthrough in Sweden in 1982 by winning the televised competition "Rock-SM" (Swedish Rock Championships): it was the first time this competition was held, and Europe became a larger success than the competition itself.
Since their formation, Europe has released eleven studio albums, three live albums, three compilations and twenty-four music videos.
*Europe* went on hiatus in 1992, reunited temporarily for a one-off performance in Stockholm on New Year's Eve 1999 and announced an official reunion in 2003. Since then the band has released six albums, Start from the Dark (2004), Secret Society (2006), Last Look at Eden (2009), Bag of Bones (2012), War of Kings (2015) and Walk the Earth (2017).
*Europe* has achieved new attention in the US due to being featured in a GEICO Insurance cable television commercial campaign viewed for many months across the US in 2015–16. The band is mainly influenced by *Whitesnake*, *Deep Purple*, *Rainbow*, *Led Zeppelin*, *Thin Lizzy*, *UFO* and *Michael Schenker Group*.
*Days filled with joy and days filled with sorrow
I don't know just what to do
Am I happy today, am I lonely tomorrow
Everything depends on you
I've been waiting for the angels to knock on my door
I've been hopin' that everything could be like before
Open your heart and tell me what's wrong
Why can't you talk like you used to do before
I don't know if I'm weak, I don't know if I'm strong
Hey girl, I can't cope anymore
I've been waiting...
Open your heart, let me hear you
Make up your mind, I want to hear you call
Open your heart, want to come near you
Make up your mind, oh girl, before I fall
Maybe the sun will continue to shine
Maybe the rain will continue to fall
Maybe you want to leave me behind
Maybe you'll change and give me a call*