November 12, 2015

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 lady's 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
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
That's just the way it is
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

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