"The Way It Is" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
She was still sleeping; the problem will stay
One more day
Said she's not sorry the wind blows her way
Accidents happen, there's one planned today
Oh you see

I wish it was not true
But that's the way it is
It's not your fault
That's the way it is
I'm sick of you
And that's the way it is
And will always be

Wednesday is over, it's over again.
Said my goodbyes to the life we won't spend
Together

I wish it was not true
But that's the way it is
It's not your fault
That's the way it is
I'm sick of you
And that's the way it is

But that's not your problem
That's not a problem
That's not my problem
That's not your problem


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"The Way It Is" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +2
    General Commenthis girlfriend is a frustrating bitch and he is sick of her. she's ignoring this whole problem. the fact that he's sick of her and he doesn't want her anymore.
    jazzy88on May 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about breaking up and going your separate ways but he's not happy about it. He's just accepting it because he doesn't have a choice and fighting it will only push her away faster. So to cut out all the waiting and ups and downs he's just going to push her away first.
    ccoverton April 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBut that's not your problem
    That's not a problem
    That's not my problem
    That's not your problem

    ....awesome song....umm basically these are saying that its not eachothers problem ..its how it goes...things happen for a reason..as sad as it sometimes sounds
    SeReNiTyYon March 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere should be more responses here!

    Great song with a strong 80's feel to it.
    bkat004on March 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song means that the guy wants to break up with his girlfriend but he doesnt want it to be a sad situation. I think this line
    "But that's not your problem
    That's not a problem
    That's not my problem
    That's not your problem."
    means that theres nothing they could do to make it work, they just werent meant for eachother, and that its better to be apart and be happy than together and unhappy. but thats just my interpretation:)
    about-blankon July 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Said my goodbyes to the life we won't spend
    Together.."

    I have never commented on a song before but I just like this line so much
    chillywilly638on December 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJeess sir! Totally agree w/you.If you really wanted more responses,write it yourself,buddy!
    ThestrokesLuVeRon April 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who thinks this song might be about an abortion? She's pregnant, while she's sleeping the "problem will stay" and then the abortion is scheduled, so maybe that's the accident that's planned today. Saying goodbye to the life we won't spend together could be realizing they're never gonna get married and have a family and all of that. The chorus about him saying he wishes it wasn't true could be that he doesn't want her to get an abortion, but that's just how it's gonna happen. And then the abortion happens and it's neither of their problems. I guess this could be reading too much into it, but as soon as I heard the "accidents happen" line I started thinking about this.
    mayhemilyson April 15, 2017   Link

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