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The Way It Is
Bruce Hornsby & the Range Lyrics


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
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
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
Ah, but don't you believe them"

Oh yeah

(That's just the way it is)

(That's just the way it is) 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 don't change another's mind
When all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar, no, no

That's just the way it is
And some things will never change
That's just the way it is
That's just the way it is, it is, it is, it is

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Bruce Hornsby

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winter ramos

When a Tupac uses your Beat..you know you wrote a classic

winter ramos

@Griff Campbell 2pac, Two pack, 2pack and Tupac Shakur

Griff Campbell

There's more than 1 Tupac?

Jennifer Tumbaga

Exactly what i was saying

blue truck hos

42 year old black man that grew up in the hood in Memphis TN l just wanted to say I love this kind of easy listening timeless music it help give ease to the troubled mind..

Bob McIntyre

As a 67 year old white guy. I agree with you. This, and Motown. Some of the best music ever created.

Charles Nwsom

im white Bro , and you know , I FEEL YA , PEACE BRO , BLACK OR WHITE , WE LEARN TO GROW ,

Vanessa Thomas

Bought the 45 to this....back in the 80s

Daniel Moore

You ain't lying

Elena Londonparis

no need to mention color, I love you as human and wil be interested on your opinion aii the way, love

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