The Way It Is — Bruce Hornsby & The Range

The Way It Is -- Bruce Hornsby & The Range

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

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 lady’s eyes
Just for fun he says, “Get a job.”

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
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 time
Is the line on the color bar, no

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

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Brian V. Lee provides bankruptcy, foreclosure defense, business turnaround, and litigation services to clients in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland. Brian was the Washington, D.C. state chair of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys from 2016 to 2018.