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The Way It Is

Features of This Track

great musicianship
mild rhythmic syncopation
extended piano soloing
demanding instrumental part writing
major key tonality
a dynamic male vocalist
political lyrics

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sandymcleod1 7
AWESOME SONG
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ahh when songs had meaning
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ahh when songs had meaning
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Awesome song
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My sister told me I should play this song on the piano, I told her it didn't matter, I could never hold a candle to these guys.
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Can't get over how awesome this is. Captured a moment so perfectly. Bruce Hornsby is a zen master.
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shewolf7000
One of my most favorite songs
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I also like how Pierce Hawthorne (Chevy Chase) borrowed the tune for this song for the Greendale Community College school song on Community.
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Mr.Panio Man! great talent!!!
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oh man love this song and like the way Tupac used it!!
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GREAT SONG
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This is Bruce Hornsby. I love his piano playing talent and the song is great!
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I LOVE THIS SONG IT IS BEAUTIFUL LOVE YOU RICHARD MARX.
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Love it...
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Better than 2pac's version!
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Always have liked this song
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This song inspires me, right through early teens to present day.
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lilarobe
To the anyone posting below who doesn't like the political lyrics of this song, why are even you listening to it? Some of the greatest emotions and thoughts are expressed through music, so to tell an artist not to express them through song is lame. You're allowed to express your political thoughts but they aren't? Hmm...
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I never like tupac but when he made a remix of that song I really love it. Can't beat the original though awesome song!
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Somethings never change. So true!
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I've always liked this song. Of course I'm a PIANIST too!
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Cause yu don't look like they do
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I lov this song
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Cool song makes alot of sense about life for sure
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susan0086
I never paid attention to the lyrics of this song, I just liked the music. Now I really like it.
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That's just the way it is!
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Say la vee
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hey old man how can you stand to think that way ... my favorite line ...
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You have to experience life to write this song! Love it
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Some deep lyrics still relatable today. One of the best 80's song out of many.
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Just let me know when yur here
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Hello
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U can never dry up with this great composer, lead guitarist and singer..
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Excellent and priceless
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Be nice,its still my house
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And thats just the way it is
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More like dorky hot.Yur just fine girl
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Great
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Good song. I always feel dorky admitting I like Bruce Hornsby but I do.
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Still sounds good
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Im literally following all of you great people.:))
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I also like pacs versiin of this.But the original is still the best.rip pac
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rip tupac
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I love this song
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flyguyry1
I love how rappers steal old songs and then the next generation only knows of that song by the rapper
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Bruce wrote this song after my life I think.I love his music.I follow good music,do you?
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Beautiful!- Loved it even better when Tupac used it . Gave it more definition!
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Talented piano flow .
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noetrevino21 0
Great song...
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One of the greatest songs of all time!
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