Who Sang The Way It Is? Lucky Dube

Release information
Writer(s): Lucky Dube
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae
length: 4:12
Some other versions of "The Way It Is"

Lyrics
Didn't I raise my voice
High enough for you
I was running like a fugitive all the time
Risking rejection from my own people yeah
Now that you got what you wanted
You don' t even know my name
It' s so funny, we don' t talk anymore
Be good to the people on your
Way up the ladder
Cause you' ll need them on your way down

[Chorus:]
That' s the way it is

Didn't I raise fists high enough for you
I guess I can' t pat myself on the shoulder
For a job well done
Dodging bullets in the streets
I was there
Risking rejection from my own people yeah
Now that you got what you wanted
You don' t even know my name
remember
Be good to the people on your way
Up the ladder 'cause you' ll need
Them on your way down

[Chorus:]
That' s the way it is

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Crying Games
  • 2 Crime and Corruption
  • 3 The Way It Is
  • 4 You Stand Alone
  • 5 Man in the City
  • 6 Let the Band Play On
  • 7 Man in the Mirror
  • 8 Rolling Stone
  • 9 Till You Lose It All
  • 10 The Show Goes On

  • Release information
    label: Shanachie
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 016351454324
    script: Latin