"That's Just the Way It Is" as written by and Phil Collins....
All day long he was fighting for you
And he didn't even know your name
Young men come and young men go
But life goes on just the same

And I don't know why
Why do we keep holding on
I don't know why
Pretending to be oh so strong
Oh why
Is there something I don't know
Or something very wrong, with you and me
or maybe

That's the way it is, there's nothing I can do,
That's just the way it is.

They've been waiting for word to come down
They've been waiting for you night and day
They won't wait any longer for you
It may already be too late

And I don't know why
You see the dying, you feel the pain
What have you got to say
If we agree that we can disagree
We could stop all of this today

It's been your life for as long as you can remember
But you cannot fight no more
You must want to look your son in the eyes
When he asks you what you did it for

'Cause all day long he was fighting for you
And he didn't even know your name
Young men come and young men go
But life goes on just the same

I don't know why
Why do we keep holding on
I don't know why
Pretending to be, oh so strong
Oh why
Is there something no-one told me
Or something very wrong, with you and me
or maybe

That's the way it is, there's nothing I can do,
That's just the way it is.


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"Thats Just the Way It Is" as written by Phil Collins

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    General CommentTo me it's a story about a father that went to jail and the son he's leaving behind. The son that is waiting the same fate.
    PlaceCalledTomorrowon June 08, 2017   Link

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