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The Way It Is | guitar tab
By The Simon Townshend Band
>From Among Us, 1996
Written By Simon Townshend (c)1996 Stir Music

=====================================================================
Transcribed by williamcowan23@tiscali.co.uk

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

                       2008-06-25          Whotabs                    
                                           www.thewho.net/whotabs    

Standard Tuning

chords
B         x24442
Emaj7     x2244x
Eb9aug5   x2144x
A         x02220
Cmin      x46654
Bsus4     X24400
A add9    x2x220
C#9min7   x4x440
E9sus4    202200
Esus4     002200
E         022100


[intro]

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11--------9--------12--11--------|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|


[verse 1]

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------7---6---------|
E--0--------------------------------|
The way I'm feeling now I don't know 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11---------9-------7---6---------|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
  how I will survive          like


|B       E maj7    Eb9aug5          |
this but that's the way it is


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------7---6---------|
E--0--------------------------------|
Its not what you want but what you've got 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11---------9-------7---6---------|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
  And you can't hang on to love  best


|B       E maj7    Eb9aug5          |
admit but that's the way it is


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|



        
[chorus 1]

|A                             B  Cmin     B sus4|
It's the way it is not the way it could be

|A                             B  Cmin     B sus4|
 the way it was or the way it should be

|              A add9           C#9min7          |
 the things you miss your lovers kiss

|            A add9      C#9min7                 |
 a voice you never could resist

|           E9sus4                  Esus4        |
 to hear it echo in the mist saying that's the way 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|
   it is



[verse 2]

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------7---6---------|
E--0--------------------------------|
The feelings gone so what went wrong 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11--------------9-----------7---6|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
  Don't search for reasons why �cos 


|      B       E maj7    Eb9aug5    |
that's that, that's just where its at


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------7---6---------|
E--0--------------------------------|
And like it or not is what is what 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11---------9-------7---6---------|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
  And there ain't no turning back


|B       E maj7    Eb9aug5          |
get this that's the way it is


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|


        
[chorus 2]

|A                             B  Cmin     B sus4|
It's the way it is not the way it could be

|A                             B  Cmin     B sus4|
 the way it was or the way it should be

|              A add9           C#9min7          |
 the things you miss your lovers kiss

|            A add9      C#9min7                 |
 punching air with your clenched fist

|           E9sus4                 E sus4        |
 will not change this no 'cos that's the way 




[bridge]
E--0-------------x-----------------x|
B--2-------------x-----------------x|
G--2-------------------------------4|
D--2-------------4-----------------6|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
it is   And I'm soaking up the rain

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x---------6----------------------|
D--x---------7----------------------|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
    to wash away the

E--x--------------------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------------------|
D--2--------------------4--------------6--------|
A--2---------4----------6--------------7--------|
E--0--------------------------------------------|
   pain can somebody explain why its driving me

E--0-------------x-----------------x--------x-----------|
B--2-------------x-----------------x--------x-----------|
G--2-------------------------------4--------6-----------|
D--2-------------4-----------------6--------7-----------|
A--0----------------------------------------------------|
E--x----------------------------------------------------|
  Insane And I'm soaking up the sun and I'm not the only


|B    E maj7           Eb9aug5      |
one that's been burned by love



[verse 3]

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9-------------7-------6|
E--0--------------------------------|
The days are long and the nights are young 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11----------9------------7---6---|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
  And you must come to terms


|        B           E maj7           Eb9aug5   |
don't be afraid 'cos that's the state of play


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9----------7-----6-----|
E--0--------------------------------|
You can only have what you can have 

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11---------9-----------7---6-----|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|
  So give up on the ghost


|       B          E maj7    Eb9aug5|
It once was, there may be no because


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|

        

[chorus 3]

|A                             B  Cmin     B sus4|
It's the way it is not the way it could be

|A                             B  Cmin     B sus4|
 the way it was or the way it should be

|              A add9           C#9min7          |
 the things you miss your lovers kiss

|            A add9      C#9min7                 |
 a voice you never could resist

|            A add9      C#9min7                 |
 punching air with your clenched fist

|           E9sus4                 E sus4        |
 will not change this no 'cos that's the way


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9----------7-----6-----|
E--0--------------------------------|
   it is


[outro]

E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--11---------9-----------7---6-----|
A--0--------------------------------|
E--x--------------------------------|


|   B    E maj7 Eb9aug5             |
get this that's just the way 


E--x--------------------------------|
B--x--------------------------------|
G--x--------------------------------|
D--x--------------------------------|
A--11--------9--------12------------|
E--0--------------------------------|
  it is


|E|


=============================
williamcowan23@tiscali.co.uk
=============================

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

            
            
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