Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 Conversation
  • 2 King Of The Hill / Twelve Tone Tune
  • 3 Conversation
  • 4 Sneaking Up On Boo Radley
  • 5 Conversation
  • 6 Parisian Thoroughfare
  • 7 Conversation
  • 8 Close Your Eyes
  • 9 Conversation
  • 10 Solar
  • 11 Conversation
  • 12 We'll Be Together Again
  • 13 Conversation
  • 14 The Way It Is
  • 15 Conversation
  • 16 Blue Monk
  • 17 Conversation
  • Standing in line marking time--
    Waiting for the welfare dime
    'Cause they can't buy a job
    The man in the silk suit hurries by
    As he catches the poor old ladies' eyes
    Just for fun he says "Get a job"

    That's just the way it is
    Some things will never change
    That's just the way it is
    But don't you believe them

    They say hey little boy you can't go
    Where the others go
    'Cause you don't look like they do
    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

    That's just the way it is
    Some things will never change
    That's just the way it is
    But don't you believe them

    Well they passed a law in '64
    To give those who ain't got a little more
    But it only goes so far
    Because the law another's mind
    When all it sees at the hiring time
    Is the line on the color bar

    That's just the way it is
    Some things will never change
    That's just the way it is
    But don't you believe them

    Written by: Bruce Hornsby
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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