Ellyn Fleming Singer Songwriter
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The Way It's Got To Be (" Stripped In Manhattan" C.D.)

 
Credits
Lyric Credits: Ellyn Fleming
Music Credits: Ellyn Fleming
Performance Credits: Ellyn Fleming
Description
Short Song Description:
sad, break up , love song
Story Behind the Song:
understanding and accepting that a love relationship has come to an end...yet...in ones' heart....still not wanting to let go
Metadata
Song Length:
4:26
Primary Genre:
Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre:
Pop-Easy Listening
Tempo:
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal:
Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1:
Sadness
Subject Matter 2:
Heartbreak
Mood 1:
Heartbreaking
Mood 2:
Moving
Similar Artist 1:
Jewel
Similar Artist 2:
Shawn Colvin
Language:
English
Era:
2000 and later
Lyrics
You say that you're just tired
I know it's something more
I see it in your eyes
I've felt this fear before

We've been around the block
no reason we can't talk
come lay beside me for awhile

Cause I,
Don't wanna let you go
Don't wanna set you free
Don't wanna let you know
That this is killing me, but

You and I
We've been through all of that and
You and I
we both know for a fact that
This is just the way it's got to be

You know I'd like to say, That it will be o.k.
I'd like to take your hand, And say I understand but

I say not much at all, you wait for her phone call
Silence can be so very loud

There's just no peace of mind, when you're the staying kind
I pray one day I find, a love that stands the test of time but

You and I,
We've been through all of that and
You and I,
We both know for a fact that
This is just the way it's got to be

Why would you build a house, only to tear it down?
Why would you leave a place, where so much love is found?
How can you walk away from all the love we've made?
Only to want it back someday
Because lust is bound to die
You know it always does
And when you change your mind
You'll wish it were the way it was
I'd like to save us that
Cause babe there'll be no turning back this time

And I don't want to let you go
Don't want to set you free
Don't want to let you know
That this is killing me, but

You and I,
We've been through all of that and
You and I,
we both know for a fact that
This is just the way it's got to be

Yeah this is just the way it's got to be