THE WAY IT IS

 

There was a time when time was ours
You could make it stand still
You pulled the strings and I’d jump through rings
A puppet at your will
You’d say yes and I couldn’t say no
I thought I knew but now I know
Had no right to feel that good
But I finally understood

Two sides of the coin can’t see
That which is or will never be
So close and yet so far
Things is just the way they are

Didn’t listen to my eyes and ears
Or pay attention to the fears
I was talking like I lost my feet
Walking down on Dreamer Street
We was day and night, night and day
Black and white, no shades of gray
Two dimensions split in half
We were living in some photograph

Well I don’t know what I was thinkin’ of
Maybe mistook need for love
Tried to curb my appetite
But had to savor every bite

I was love dazed – had a bad case
Lover I didn’t want to recover
Took a full dose, and God knows
I never should’ve ever had another

Left and right, right or wrong
All of my resistance gone
It was easy come but hard to go
The sky above and hell below
Played a hand and bet it all
Took a chance and took a fall
I felt the fever of your touch
Found that fire could cool so much

Well I don’t know what I was thinkin’ of
But I was down to be a fool for love
So close is still a miss
Things is just the way it is

I was love dazed – had a bad case
Lover I didn’t want to recover
Took a full dose, and the devil goes
“Are you ready, are you ready, for another?”

Bass: Chuck Deardorf
Drums: Mark Iverster
Acoustic and electric slide guitar, solo guitar: Joe Caro
Electric guitar, vocal: Steve Grimes
Harmony vocal: Scott Shelton

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