That's Just The Way It Is- Bruce Hornsby

That's just the way it is... Some things will never change! Love you Bruce! Love your rolling piano style!

At the Americana Awards in Nashville on Nov.1, 2007


* Background Information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Hornsby


* The Way It Is (Bruce Hornsby album), the first album released by Bruce Hornsby & The Range.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Way_It_Is


* Fantastic Chord Progression:
That's Just The Way It Is- Chords by Bruce Hornsby
4 bars drums
Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / D / Cadd9 / x2
Am7 Em7
Standing in line marking time
D Cadd9 G
Waiting for the welfare dime
D Cadd9
'Cause they can't buy a job
Am7 Em7
The man in the silk suit hurries by
D Cadd9 G
As he catches the poor ladies' eyes
D Cadd9
Just for fun he says "get a job"
Chorus
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// That's just the way it is,
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// Somethings will never change,
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// That's just the way it is,
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// Ah, but don't you believe them.
Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / D / Cadd9 /
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
Chorus
Solo
Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / D / Cadd9 / x5
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// That's just the way it is,
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// 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
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// That's just the way it is,
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// That's just the way it is,
G Fmaj7 C Cadd9
//// //// /// That's just the way it is,
Solo
Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / Am7 / Em7 / D / Cadd9 / G / D / Cadd9 / to fade
"The song's discussion of the troubled economy and race relations resonated with the American public and it remains Hornsby's best-known song." The Way It Is- 1986
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