That's just the way it is. (3) ストーリー編 🎵

♫ Just the way it is (Bruce Hornsby & the Range, 1986)  から

 

Bruces Hornsbyさんの『The way it is』という曲があります。

こんな感慨を歌っています。

That’s just the way it is. それが世の常。そんなもんなんだ。
Some things will never change. 世の中にはぜんぜん変わらないものがある。

テーマ (3) That’s と、テーマ (22) way の両方に含まれる表現です。

Lyrics:

Standing in line, marking time
Waiting for the welfare dime
‘Cause they can’t buy a job

The man in the silk suit hurries by
As he catches the poor old ladies’ eyes
Just for fun he says, “get a job”

That’s just the way it is
Some things will never change
That’s just the way it is

Ah, but don’t you believe them
Said, hey little boy you can’t go where the others go
‘Cause you don’t look like they do

Said, hey old man how can you stand
To think that way
Did you really think about it
Before you made the rules?
He said, “son
That’s just the way it is

Some things will never change
That’s just the way it is

Ah, but don’t you believe them”
Oh yeah
well, they passed a law in ’64
To give those who ain’t got a little more
But it only goes so far

Because the law don’t change another’s mind
When all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar, no, no

That’s just the way it is
And some things will never change

That’s just the way it is
That’s just the way it is, it is, it is, it is