It's Like That

Album: Run–D.M.C. (1983)
Charted: 1
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  • Unemployment at a record high
    People coming, people going, people born to die
    Don't ask me, because I don't know why
    But it's like that, and that's the way it is

    People in the world try to make ends meet
    You try to ride car, train, bus, or feet
    I said you got to work hard to want to compete
    It's like that, and that's the way it is
    Huh!

    Money is the key to end all your woes
    Your ups and your downs, your highs and your lows
    Won't you tell me last time that love bought you clothes?
    It's like that, and that's the way it is

    Bills fly higher every day
    We receive much lower pay
    I'd rather stay young, go out and play
    It's like that, and that's the way it is
    Huh!

    War's going on across the sea
    Street soldiers killing the elderly
    What ever happened to unity?
    It's like that, and that that's the way it is

    Disillusion is the word
    That's used by me when I'm not heard
    I just go through life with my glasses blurred
    It's like that, and that's the way it is
    Huh!

    You can see a lot in this lifespan
    Like a bum eating out of a garbage can
    You notice one time he was your man
    It's like that (what?) and that's the way it is

    You should've gone to school, you could've learned a trade
    But you laid in bed where the bums have laid
    Now all the time you're crying that you're underpaid
    It's like that (what?) and that's the way it is
    Huh!

    One thing I knoe is that life is short
    So listen up homeboy, give this a thought
    The next time someone's teaching why don't you get taught?
    It's like that (what?) and that's the way it is

    If you really think about it times aren't that bad
    The one that stretches for success will make you glad
    Stop playing start praying, you won't be sad
    It's like that (what?) and that's the way it is
    Huh!

    When you feel you fail sometimes it hurts
    For a meaning in life is why you search
    Take the boys on the train, drive to school on the church
    It's like that, and that's the way it is

    Here's another point in life you should not miss
    Do not be a fool who's prejudice
    Because we're all written down on the same list
    It's like that (what?) and that's the way it is
    Huh! (Repeat 4x)

    You know it's like that, and that's the way it is
    Because it's like that, and that's the way it isWriter/s: DARRYL MATTHEWS MCDANIELS, JOSEPH WARD SIMMONS, LAWRENCE SMITH
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 4

  • Markantney from Biloxi, MsJul 2014, This was a Mega (R&B) Club hit back in 83-84. I think it had like 3 versions of the song, maybe more? But definitely a 12", Instrumental, and the Album Version, all were played in "Da Clubs".
  • Dave from Cardiff, WalesPart of the reason why the 1998 remake of this song sold so well outside of the US having failed to chart elsewhere in 1984 was because it made headlines in the UK when it went to #1, largely due to the fact that it halted the Spice Girls (then a record) run of six consecutive #1s with their first six singles, "It's Like That" having held the Spice Girls' seventh release "Stop!" at #2. The UK music press had a field day at the expense of their most successful girl-band, and "It's Like That" remained at the top for six weeks and was the second-biggest selling UK singles chart release of 1998
  • Nathan from From The Country Of, Canadaa great 80's rap song, breakdancing beat, and a hell of a life-lesson song for the kids.
  • Marlow from Perthi never knew this was released b4 1998... well what do u know?
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