Who Sang It Doesn't Have to Be That Way? Jim Croce

Jim Croce Life and Times cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: James Croce
release date: 1973-1
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 2:35
vocal: Jim Croce
Snowy nights and Christmas lights
Icy window panes
Make me wish that we could be
Together again
And the windy winter avenues
Just don't seem the same
And the Christmas carols sound like blues
But the choir is not to blame

But it doesn't have to be that way
What we had should have never have ended
I'll be dropping by today
'Cause we could easily get it together tonight
It's only right

Crowded stores, the corner Santa Claus
Tinseled afternoons
And the sidewalk bands that play their songs
Slightly out of tune
On the windy winter avenues
There walks a lonely man
And if I told you who he is
Well, I think you'd understand

But it doesn't have to be that way
What we had should have never have ended
I'll be dropping by today
'Cause we could easily get it together tonight
It's only right

But it doesn't have to be that way
What we had should have never have ended
I'll be dropping by today
'Cause we could easily get it together tonight
It's only right

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 One Less Set of Footsteps
  • 2 Roller Derby Queen
  • 3 Dreamin' Again
  • 4 Careful Man
  • 5 Alabama Rain
  • 6 Good Time Man Like Me Ain't Got No Business (Singin' the Blues)
  • 7 Next Time, This Time
  • 8 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
  • 9 These Dreams
  • 10 Speedball Tucker
  • 11 It Doesn't Have to Be That Way

  • Album Information
    label: ABC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin