The Way It Isn't

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The Way It Isn't

Post by thirdcatmusic » Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:33 pm

The Way It Isn't - Third Cat

feeling stuck in the way it isn't
dreaming of what should be
closing eyes
nothing here I want to see

suns surround us
we understand the light
peace throughout space
yeah love will bring true sight

feeling stuck in the way it isn't
dreaming of what should be
closing eyes
nothing here I want to see

can't change the world
lost in dreams
but I feel alright
at least for tonight

suns surround us
we understand the light
peace throughout space
yeah love will bring true sight
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by furrypedro » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:58 am

Balance Lost

The screaming of the crowd
Drowns the doubts I thought I heard
All the riches and the diamonds I didn't deserve

Was it always me against these criminals
Or was I ever free

To finish off the things
I should've done, but I didn't
So have another drag
And ignore the television
Wasting time thinking
About the way that it isn't today
No way

The ripples on the lake
Breaks reflections in the day
And we dance in the dusk
As the light leaks away

From the surface, in the darkness
The stars never seem to change

It wasn't just the place
It was my own disposition
The person I became
Was altogether different
So why try to recreate
The way that it isn't today

(Yuki middle 8)
The sleeping army's moving on
Find a place we all belong
This dream's become a battered one
That I don't need
The sleeping army's moving on
Find a place we all belong
This dream's become a battered one
That I no longer need

Was it always me against these criminals
Or was I ever free

To finish off the things
I should've done, but I didn't
So have another drag
And ignore the television
Wasting time thinking
About the way that it isn't today

It wasn't just the place
It was my own disposition
The person I became
Was altogether different
So why try to recreate
The way that it isn't today
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by Pigfarmer Jr » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:21 pm

The Way It Isn't
Pigfarmer Jr

I dream about you and I wonder what you'd be doing now
i wonder what you'd be singing if you had the courage to stick around

I guess it doesn't do any good to wonder what might have been
So I'll try not to dream about the way it isn't

I guess it doesn't do any good to wonder what might have been
So I'll try not to dream about the way it isn't

I dream about you and I wonder what you'd be doing now...
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by Paco Del Stinko » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am

The Way It Isn't - Paco del Stinko

Hey you - You ain't actin' like you oughtta be
It's proof - You got a lobotomy
Speak the truth - Have you ever even thought of me
Sneaky tooth - You won't even let your daughters free

That's the way it isn't (That's the way it isn't)
That's the way it isn't (That's the way it isn't)


Oh please - A victim you just ain't
It's not brain freeze - You're just an empty can of paint
And out on the street - You're the least trusted saint
So don't say cheese - So rotten that I might faint

That's the way it isn't
Can't hear, got no vision
Long ago people listened
But that's the way it isn't


Hey miss - You know you ain't no better than me
Jaysus - I pray he never said what you say he said to say unto thee
Raises - And eyebrows go together healthy and skeptically
The shame is - We're all in the same family

That's the way it isn't
That's the way it isn't (That's the way it isn't)
That's the way it isn't (That's the way it isn't)
That's the way it isn't (That's the way it isn't)
Bringin' the stink since 2006.
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by jast » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:21 am

The Way It Isn't by Jan Krüger

The realm of tears, I've left it all behind
A world of fears, put it out my mind
Look at the skies, count the clouds
No time for the ins and outs of the world

No compromise, don't let nobody pull me down
Don't respond, just make no sound
Looking at the world inside
That future oh so bright

Oh, I'm subscribed to the way it isn't
The way it isn't
Oh, it won't subside, the way it isn't
The way it isn't

The realm of tears, I hardly know the way
Anymore, been dreaming all these years
No one wants to talk to the hand
The world inside, my only friend
And I couldn't be better

Oh, I'm subscribed to the way it isn't
The way it isn't
Oh, it won't subside, the way it isn't
The way it isn't
I can live within my head
I killed attachments dead
Oh, I'm electrified by the way it isn't

What no one hears is perfection
Nothing left to take away
No matter what the doctors say
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by ken » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:59 am

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Capo 5th fret
A G
That’s just the way that it isn’t
That’s what she said
When you come for a visit
You won’t sleep in my bed

D A G G x1

It’s been a long time
Since they sat hand in hand
All the phone calls and letters
Meant you knew where you stand

D A G G
It’s a fantasy you’re living in
It’s no way to live at all
It’s a fantasy you’re living in
It’s no way to live at all

A D
The window seat won’t make things better
Sitting close to the front of the plane
You can’t wait to be together
Finally have a chance to explain

G
A
That’s just the way that it isn’t
But you can’t understand
You thought it was perfect
Now it’s out of your hand

chorus

G
End on D
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by glennny » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:31 am

The Way it Isn’t
Wolf Transformation

glennny- vocals, guitars, lyrics, production
Martin- Bass
Paul- Synths


Intro (8m)
|Cm|Gm|Fm|Gm| (x2)

Verse (8m)
|Cm|Ab|Cm|Fm|G|G|Cm|Cm| (x1)

The dogs and cats are playing
Together all over town
The critics have ceased to weigh in
The demon holds me down

Pre-Chorus (4m)
|Fm|Em,lick| (x2)

I’m floating upstream
It could be a dream

Chorus (8m)
|Cm,,Eb,Fm| (x6)
|G| Fm|

I’m screaming but there’s no sound
I’m trying to get back to the ground
I’m flying, but I don’t know how
I hope that this is the way it isn’t now

Intro (8m)
|Cm|Gm|Fm|Gm| (x2)

Verse (8m)
|Cm|Ab|Cm|Fm|G|G|Cm|Cm| (x1)

I’m weary with awareness
My filters flip the script
The girl could not care less
She lashes with a quip

Pre-Chorus (4m)
|Fm|Em,lick| (x2)

This must be a farce
I can see in the dark

Chorus (8m)
|Cm,,Eb,Fm| (x6)
|G| Fm|

I’m screaming but there’s no sound
I’m trying to get back to the ground
I’m flying, but I don’t know how
I hope that this is the way it isn’t now


Bridge/Solo (16m)
|D|Dsus4|A| G,G,G,F| (x4)

The one thing that I know is that
I can not trust these feelings
There's tea leaves in the garbage
But it's a fool who looks for meaning

Pre-Chorus (4m)
|Fm|Em,lick| (x2)

This can't be a death
I won't hold my breath

Chorus (8m)
|Cm,,Eb,Fm| (x6)
|G| Fm|

I’m screaming but there’s no sound
I’m trying to get back to the ground
I’m flying, but I don’t know how
I hope that this is the way it isn’t now

Chorus (8m)
|Cm,,Eb,Fm| (x6)
|G| Fm|

I’m punching, and then I flinch
I’m strangling, but it's just a pinch
I’m falling, but it's just an inch
I understand my view was the way it isn’t cinched

End on Cm---------------------
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by ken » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:03 pm

Berkeley Social Scene
The Way it Isn’t

Run away the summer is ending,
Thinking back I cherish the memories
You were my valentine from elementary
When we were young and so complimentary

The way it isn’t
The way it was
The way we felt
Without flaws

When I dream everything you said lives on
A travesty commentary on a life lived long
It’s hard to give up on the one you love
They fly away on the wings of a dove

The way it isn’t
The way it was
The way we felt
Without flaws

Innocent eyes do not see the rough roads
Hearts full of hope don’t decipher the codes
When the lightest of spirits lift the heaviest of loads
They keep moving forward ignoring crossroads

The way it isn’t
The way it was
The way we felt
Without flaws
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by Smalltown Mike » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:26 am

The Way It Isn't
OG Lawn Darts

[I do have a lot of genre bias about these reggae songs / Smalltown Mike gets some crap for kind of singing not very interesting melodies / I tried to figure out why don’t I like this more? / I think the problem is that we’ve heard it. A lot. / I feel like it’s not all that compelling / There’s nothing vocally going on / We know what we’re going to get when we get a Small-town Mike verse / I look forward to getting our glowing mail from Smalltown Mike on this one]

I want to straighten out a couple little things,
You know I’ve tried but I can’t really sing
So everybody calm down
Let me explain the Smalltown sound
See, I sold my soul to punk rock in ’83
I joined a band and started yelling about that anarchy
I was just having fun, never made any money
But I never learned to rock the mic properly
I learned to sing in the basement, then up above the garage.
I liked my vocals pissed off and raw
I still put my heart into everything I write
And I still can’t sing to save my life

Chorus
And I’m not going to worry about the way it is
And I’m not going to worry about the way it isn’t
Everybody calm down, come and listen if you want to listen.
Everybody calm down, you can’t dance to the way it isn’t.

[There wasn’t a vocal hook that I could really latch onto]

So now you know why I don’t have the strongest voice
I’d love to croon but I don’t really have a choice
I’ve got the attitude but I don’t have the chops
I’ve got that Smalltown slur whether I sing or I talk
I know you’re wishing I would try something new
You seem to think that I might sing a melody for you
but step up and sing some sorta beautiful tune?
Well, singing pretty, it just isn’t what I do

Chorus

[But you’ve got to give him credit for having really great energy]

[And now, kids, let’s step back 32 years to listen to a very young Smalltown Mike at his first ever gig, April 11, 1887, as he sweet talks the crowd]
Yea you guys look like you’re waiting for a f’ing bus, you look like you’re in a f’ing bus station / And don’t slam over there because you’re going to knock everything f’ing down / But get off your ass. Holy shit / OK, this song —if you’re going to slam to this one you better be ready because it’s not very long / TV Evangelists! Save yourself, pay the lord Watch TV if you get bored — now!]

This is just the way it is.
I’m still making punk rock like a kid.
Sunday afternoon and this is what I do. What do you do?
And you can come and kick it, too, you can kick it with me too, and do what you do.
I’m not going to worry about the way it is.
I’m not going to worry about the way it isn’t
I’m not going to worry about the way it is.
I’m not going to worry
Chorus
[And I can sing like that all f’ing night.]
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Re: The Way It Isn't

Post by Geech » Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:27 pm

The Way It Isn’t
Geech Sorensen

After we met I tried to think of anything else
I wandered for days under the cast of your spells
How you looked at me seemed almost divine
Even your offhand words were etched into my mind

I played it over in my head so many times
What needed to be said for our storyline
I don’t get relationship rules
A kind of secret dance whose moves I stumble through

The way that it isn’t but how it should be
Your hand in mine, to love easily
I try to remind but it’s only a plea
The way that it isn’t for you and me

In the moments we had my courage slipped away
Hard to build when only fragments are in play
I can write how the story will end
Sitting alone, a drink in my hand that’s how I will pretend

The way that it isn’t but how it should be
Your hand in mine, to love easily
I try to remind but it’s only a plea
The way that it isn’t for you and me

Shut up and kiss me, you’ll say on the page

The way that it isn’t but how it should be
Your hand in mine, to love easily
I try to remind but it’s only a plea
The way that it isn’t for you and me

The way that it isn’t but how it should be
Your hand in mine, to love easily
I try to forget the the vision I see
The way that it isn’t and can never be
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