That's The Way Of The World

Album: That's The Way Of The World (1975)
Charted: 12
  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This song was written for the low-budget movie of the same name about the corruption of a record label. It starred a young Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore of Super Fly fame). >>
    Suggestion credit:
    John - Nashville, TN
  • Earth, Wind & Fire's brothers Maurice and Verdine White wrote this song with their producer, Charles Stepney.
  • Pentatonix and Stevie Wonder performed an a cappella version of this song at the Grammy Awards in 2016 in honor of Maurice White, who died two months earlier.
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 2

  • Markantney from Biloxi, MsHow this brilliant song doesn't have more hits on this website is beyond me?

    The song is a beautiful poem to the world, not a word or verse is wasted but here's my favorite:
    "A child is born with a heart of gold
    The way of the world makes his heart grow cold"

    I was only a kid when it came out and I only liked it because of the melody and it was EWF, but once you're grown and realize there's a lot more to your existence than "Getting Yours." The song is timeless.
  • N from Staten Island, NyForgettable movie, but a great song. Possibly EWF's finest.
see more comments

Billy Steinberg - "Like A Virgin"They're Playing My Song

The first of Billy's five #1 hits was the song that propelled Madonna to stardom. You'd think that would get you a backstage pass, wouldn't you?

Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet SprocketSongwriter Interviews

The "All I Want" singer went through a long depression, playing some shows when he didn't want to be alive.

Justin Hayward of The Moody BluesSongwriter Interviews

Justin wrote the classic "Nights In White Satin," but his fondest musical memories are from a different decade.

Chris Squire of YesSongwriter Interviews

One of the most dynamic bass player/songwriters of his time, Chris is the only member of Yes who has been with the band since they formed in 1968.

Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"They're Playing My Song

Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.

Peter LordSongwriter Interviews

You may not recognize his name, but you will certainly recognize Peter Lord's songs. He wrote the bevy of hits from Paula Abdul's second album, Spellbound.