Bruce Hornsby The Way It Is Lyrics

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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
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Track Listing
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


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

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