The Real Thing

Ainsley asks:

What does Mr [Russell] Morris mean when he says that he “is the real thing?”

Johnny Young, who wrote the song while smoking a joint, says:

At the time everything was telling you to do this, or do that, because ‘it’s real’. I wanted to say no to all that – I am the real thing, you are the real thing, we are the real thing.

(If you think this song’s creation couldn’t get any crazier, let me just add: Molly Meldrum produced it. Details here and here.)