Bruce Hornsby & the Range - The Way It Is (video & lyrics)

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Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances, Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band musical traditions with his songwriting and the seamless improvisations contained within.

Hornsby's recordings have been recognized on a number of occasions with industry awards, including the Best New Artist Grammy in 1987 with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, the Best Bluegrass Recording Grammy in 1990, and the Best Pop Instrumental Grammy in 1993.

"The Way It Is" is a song recorded by Bruce Hornsby and the Range from their 1986 album The Way It Is. Written by Bruce Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the American Civil Rights Movement and portrays 1980s America from a critical perspective.

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Bruce Hornsby & the Range - The Way It Is

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, ha, 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, ha, 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 don't change another's mind
When all it sees at the hiring line 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
Thats just the way it is, it is, it is, it is
« Last Edit: 29 May, 2014, 14:35:11 by Ion »
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