Willie Nelson - It's Not Supposed to Be That Way Lyrics

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It's not supposed to be that way
You're supposed to know I love you
But it don't matter anyway
If I can't be there to control you
Like the other little children why
You're gonna dream a dream or two
But be careful what you're dreamin'
Or soon your dreams'll be dreamin' you
It's not supposed to be that way
You're supposed to know I love you
But it don't matter anyway
If I can't be there to console you
When you go out to play this evenin'
Play with fire flies till they're gone
Then you rush to meet your lover
And play with real fire till the dawn
But it's not supposed to be that way
You're supposed to know I love you
But it don't matter anyway
If I can't be there to console you

When you go out to play this evenin'
Play with fire flies till they're gone
Then you rush to meet your lover
And play with real fire till the dawn
But it's not supposed to be that way
You're supposed to know I love you
But it don't matter anyway
If I can't be there to console you
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Phases and Stages (Theme) / Washing the Dishes
  • 2 Phases and Stages (Theme) / Walkin'
  • 3 Pretend I Never Happened
  • 4 Sister's Coming Home / Down at the Corner Beer Joint
  • 5 (How Will I Know) I'm Falling in Love Again
  • 6 Bloody Mary Morning
  • 7 Phases and Stages (Theme) / No Love Around
  • 8 I Still Can't Believe You're Gone
  • 9 It's Not Supposed to Be That Way
  • 10 Heaven and Hell
  • 11 Phases and Stages (Theme) / Pick Up the Tempo / Phases and Stages (Theme)


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Willie Nelson
    album: Track 9 in album Phases and Stages
    release date: 1974
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:30
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin