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The Way It Is

In the style of

Bruce Hornsby & the Range

Lyrics

standin' in line
marking time
waiting for
the welfare dime
'cause they can't
buy a job

a man in a silk suit
hurries by
as he catches
the poor old
lady's eyes
just for fun he says
get a job

so that's just
the way it is
and some things'll
never change
and that's just
the way it is
ah but don't you
believe them

said hey little boy
you can't go
where the others go
'cause you don't
look like they do

i said hey old man
how can you stand
to think that way
did you really
think about it
before you
made the rules
he said son

now that's just
the way it is
some things'll
never change
that's just
the way it is
ah but don't you
believe them mm yeah

well they
passed a law in '64
to give those
who ain't
got a little more
but it only goes
so far

'cause the law
don't change
another's mind
when all it sees
at the hirin' time
is the line on
the color bar oh no

that's just
the way it is
and some things'll
never change

and that's just
the way it is
that's just
the way it is
it is it is it is

Details

  • Duration : 4:33
  • Key : C
  • Genre : Pop
  • Year released : 1986
  • Language : English

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