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Song Bio: Just The Way

On my way to the studio in my VW bus, I stopped at the light on Hollywood and Cahuenga. There was a lady walking the street with a lip color and an outfit that could blind you like the Vegas Strip. That didn't deter me from thinking for a flash that some physical contact with her would be nice, followed immediately by the thought that it would make me feel even more empty. I wrote the lyric to this song between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard. I got to the studio and went straight to the piano to find the chords. I thought 'my lord, this is a Country song', but still way beyond lonely.



Just The Way

Lyrics


There was a girl on the street

With an oil painted face

She asked me if I’d like to go for a ride

I asked her why she’d singled me out

And she told me that I looked lonely


I said

Lady I’m way beyond lonely

It take more than a roll to make me feel whole

And I know that the past just ain’t comin’ back

And that’s just the way love goes


As the pictures I keep

Are slowly erased

I wake in the night just to look for the signs

Is there a scent in the air like that of her hair

If I spoke out would she hear me


Baby I’m way beyond lonely

It take more than a roll to make me feel whole

And I know that the past just ain’t comin’ back

And that’s just the way love goes


(solo)


Lady I’m way beyond lonely

It take more than a roll to make me feel whole

And I know that the past just ain’t comin’ back

And that’s just the way love goes


Baby I’m way beyond lonely

It take more than a roll to make me feel whole

And I know that the past just ain’t comin’ back

And that’s just the way love goes

And that’s just the way love goes

And that’s just the way love goes


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Words and Music Copyright 2000

Lawrence Ethan Malchose