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It Is What It Is  The Highwaymen


************* IT IS WHAT IT IS *************
written by Stephen Burton and John Fleming
performed by Waylon Jennings
Kris Kristofferson
Willie Nelson
Johnny Cash
Verse 1:
I'[E]ve been obnoxious
I've been unconscious
I've been all kinds of things that are hard to spell
I've been un[A]ruly
Speakin' truly
I've been so cool i couldn't hardly even stand myself
Verse 2:
I've been a mon[E]ster
Without a sponsor
I've been Dr. Jekill and Mr. Hyde
I've been a g[A]oner
I've been a loner
And when my mixture was right
Hell,i'm a nice bunch of guys
I [B]am what i am 'cause i ain't what i us[A]ed to [E]be
'C[B]ause it is what it is but it ain't what it u[A]sed to [E]be
Verse 3:
I been a mo[E]ver
I was a shaker
You had a girlfriend
I tried to snake her
I've been myste[A]rious
I've been delirious
I've been so weird it would have killed a normal man
Verse 4:
I wanted mo[E]ney
I wanted power
I want a monument
Kind of like the Eiffel Tower
I've been lo[A]st at sea
I've been lost in space
And when i fall in love
I fall all over the place
Verse 5:
An[A]d you can go on forever and make the same mystakes
Or y[B]ou can stand up on your hind legs and change your fate
Go [A]on and do until you finally see
Wha[B]t it is that you was that you don't want to be
Verse 6:
I was an out[E]law
I was an in-law
I was a scapegoat
That was the last straw
I hit the hig[A]hway
Singin' my way
But it wound up sounding like you'll never walk alone
Verse 7:
I got a st[E]ory
Reflected glory
Is the way that i've been seein' for most of my life
I heard the laugh[A]ter
Up in the rafter
But i never ever thought that the joke was on me

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