The third chorus suggests that it only feels like "some things will never change" when we wait for social problems to change themselves rather than taking steps ourselves to actively change them. Check out That's Just the Way It Is by MC Vintage on Amazon Music. A monthly update on our latest interviews, stories and added songs. If counterpoint and polyrhythms are your thing, you might love these guys. "That's the Way It Is" starts out in the key of E major with a moderate tempo of 93 beats per minute. Hornsby had been working as a staff songwriter for years with no luck getting a record deal. With his attempts to appeal to popular taste falling short, he decided to make a demo of songs in his own style - ECM jazz - and included this track. Product Type: Musicnotes. The song is an interpretation of the 1986 hit " The Way It Is " by Bruce Hornsby and the Range, and was further influenced by the 1972 hit " Changes " by Black Sabbath. was instead released in the United States. More Songs From the Album: Here Come the Noise Makers. The author responds in a narrative voice, insisting his view that if those who make laws took them into careful consideration they would be convinced that laws enforcing principles like racial segregation are morally wrong. Stream ad-free or purchase CD's and MP3s now on Amazon.co.uk. 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 'Cause the law don't change another's mind When all it sees at the hiring time Is the light on the color bar, no That's just the way it is ", The second verse recounts past social issues from the voice of someone supporting racial segregation. Producers don't just pick a song and slap it into the show's introductory sequence. Song information for That's Just the Way It Is - Richard Clayderman on AllMusic This song deals with the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Tom Howe composed this theme tune which encapsulates the joy of The Great British Bake Off.. Even by Progressive Rock standards, they were one of the most intricate bands of the '70s. The song has a bridge, and after the bridge is the chorus repeated, only in the key of A major. Musically, the song is characterized by two long piano solos. Other hits from the album include " Mandolin Rain " and " Every Little Kiss ". In 1977, Billy Joel released his album titled The Stranger. Song information for That's Just the Way It Is - Phil Collins on AllMusic The song reached #26 in the UK Singles Chart. The third verse recounts the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a victory in the civil rights movement, but insists that more is needed. Thats Just The Way It Is Phil Collins Buy This Song. 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 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 My Theme Song For 2017 (That’s Just The Way It Is) – ENIGMA IN BLACK My Theme Song For 2017 (That’s Just The Way It Is) This song was written by Bruce Hornsby and released on the album by Bruce Hornsby and the Range in 1986 on the album, “The Way It Is.” If you listen closely, there are two distinct stories being told. They were rewarded when this song and the album became huge hits. Scottish band Undercover covered "The Way It Is" in 1993. Product #: MN0038813. Hornsby grew up in Virginia, which isn't where you would expect a song about racial and economic tolerance to originate. Written by Bruce Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the Civil Rights Movement. In particular, the verse highlights individual prejudice and employment discrimination as an enduring form of racism. More songs from Bruce Hornsby & the Range, Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees. Waters tells the "Gypsy Woman" story, shares some of her songwriting insights, and explains how Dennis Rodman ended up on one of her songs. They offered him a deal, but so did some major labels that also got a hold of it. The Reverend rants on psychobilly and the egghead academics he bashes in one of his more popular songs. 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