MOSE ALLISON lyrics - The Way Of The World

MOSE ALLISON
"The Way Of The World"
(Mose Allison / Joe Henry)

I've heard cries and whispers
Like a storm up in the pines
Seen fires set up on a house
Like angry kudzu vines
Seen grown men on their knees
But that story's old as time

It's just the way of the world

I've heard every battle
Is the one to end all war
Seen thousand fall in line
And never know what for
And still our greatest fear
Is just that knock upon the door

It's just the way of the world

Is there any difference
In the sun that climbs or falls
Or in tryin' to get in or out
When facin' down a wall?
I just know I must get over
As somehow must we all

It's just the way of the world
It's just the way of the world