Who Sang It's Not Supposed to Be That Way? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Phases and Stages cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Willie Nelson
release date: 1974
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:31
remixer: Tom Dowd
producer: Jerry Wexler
bass: David Hood
keyboard: Barry Beckett
recording engineer: Jerry Masters and Steve Melton
guitar: Fred Carter, Jr. and Pete Carr
pedal steel guitar: John Hughey
strings: Johnny Gimble
vocal: Willie Nelson
composer: Willie Nelson
lyricist: Willie Nelson
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

Tracklist
12" 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)