It's In The Way That You Use It

Album: August (1986)
Charted: 77
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  • It's in the way that you use it
    It comes and it goes
    It's in the way that you use it
    Boy don't you know

    And if you lie you will lose it
    Feelings will show
    So don't you ever abuse it
    Don't let it go

    Nobody's right until somebody's wrong
    Nobody's weak until somebody's strong
    No one gets lucky until luck comes along
    Nobody's lonely until somebody's gone

    It's in the way that you use it
    It comes and it goes
    It's in the way that you use it
    Boy don't you know

    It's in the way that you use it
    It comes and it goes
    It's in the way that you use it
    Boy don't you know

    And if you lie you will lose it
    Feelings will show
    So don't you ever abuse it
    Don't let it go

    I've seen dark skies, never like this
    Walked on some thin ice, never like this
    I've told you white lies, never like this
    Looked into true eyes, never like this

    It's in the way that you use it
    Boy don't you know
    So don't you ever abuse it
    Don't let it go Writer/s: ERIC PATRICK CLAPTON, ROBBIE ROBERTSON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 11

  • Chris R from England Also appearing in Rick and Morty, Season 4 "The Vat of Acid Episode" to which Dan Harmon is the co-creator of. He also added it to "The Community", to which he also created.
  • Tom from Sydney, AustraliaI believe that we all have something to share in life. We are all unique and a considerable amount of my efforts have gone to utilising both the similarities and differences I have with others to establish sustainability and an ever-expanding breadth to my life and the life of others. Its a good way to live and this song allows me to maintain focus in that effort. Thanks Eric Clapton and everyone else involved in bringing it to my ears.
  • Kevin from Memphis , TnThis was perfect for "The Color of Money", not overdone, the right scenes from the movie are used.
  • Miles from Vancouver, Canada"The Gift" (the working title of the song) is actually the Japanese title. And Phil Collins did not produce this song, though he did do the rest of the August album.
  • Angie from Johannesburg, South AfricaOK :) It is in the way that I use it!
  • Rusty from Lake Park, MnI agree also that this is very underrated. I saw eric clapton about a year ago and i was kinda hoping that he would do this song. But it was still amazing. The solo on this song is awesome!!
  • Paige from Newark, NjOn an Eric Clapton radio special, Clapton described the writing process with Robbie Robertson as being really hairy. They were splitting hairs over the various rhymes in the song and were not writing in person, but over the phone.
  • Lisa from Antioch, CaVery Underrated song!!Besides talents or gifts, it also works as philosophy for life itself...a great perspective, and a great song!!!One of my favorites.
  • Josh from Melbourne, AustraliaYes, very underrated song. In response to Marielle below, although the parent album August was mainly produced by Phil Collins, this track was produced by Clapton with long time associate Tom Dowd. It does sound like a Phil Collins song though.
  • Mike from Hueytown , AlI love this song. One of Clapton's best. Does not get enough credit
  • Marielle from Brisbane, AustraliaThe song was produced by Phil Collins.

    It was released as a single (I own it on 45) the B-side was called Grand Illusion.
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