the way it is lyrics – bruce hornsby

the way it is 4: 56 trk 5
(b. r. h*rnsby)
lead vocal – bruce h*rnsby
pop chart #1 sept. 20, 1986
rca records single #14361
musicians: bruce h*rnsby – piano, synthesizer
hammered dulcimer. david mansfield – guitar
mandolin, violin, george marinelli – electric/acou
guitars, joe puerta – b*ss & vocals, john
molo – drums, percussion.
produced by bruce h*rnsby & elliot scheiner
alb*m: ‘the way it is’ pcd1-5904 zappa productions

standin’ 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 lady’s eyes
just for fun he says, ‘get a job’

that’s just the way it is
some things’ll never change
that’s just the way it is
ha, 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’
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’ll never change
that’s just the way it is’
ha, but don’t you believe them

ooo, yeah (instrumental)

(that’s just the way it is)
(that’s just the way it is)

well, they p*ssed 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 hiring time
is the line on the color bar
but who knows

that’s just the way it is
some things’ll never change (right)
that’s just the way it is
that’s just they way it is, it is, when you’re waiting.

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/ bruce hornsby lyrics