It Is What It Is

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Live Debut 12/21/2001
Last Time Played 06/16/2017

LYRICS

It\'s a cobbled dance that no one\'s planned, but least of all the

dancer

A crap shoot dream you summon from the corner of one eye


If you need an explanation, there\'s no quick

and easy answer

Stop thinking for a moment and give this one a try

\'Cause it is what it is, what it is, what it is,

what it is


It is what it is, what it might have been, it isn\'t

An infinity of mornings, and only one shines

through

It is what it is, gonna grab the day we\'re given

\'Cause it is what it is, and what it is will have to

do


You stop waiting for the check to come, the postman\'s on vacation

Take a job that starts at midnight, give

completely up on luck

A Mormon boy comes knocking, when you move to battle stations

He says, \"Wait, my name\'s Mark

Anthony and here\'s your million bucks\"

\'Cause it is what it is, what it is, what it is, what it is


It is

what it is, what you had in mind, it won\'t be

Despite your great endeavors, the prize comes free to you

It is what it

is, if you feel surprised, then don\'t be

\'Cause it is what it is, and what it is will have to do


Quit

glancing past your shoulder

No one is following you

Keep dancing, getting bolder

Nothing else that you can

do


Animals eat animals, creation eats the winner

Fall down to the beetles, and crawl back up again

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It\'s a long way up the chain of life, usually you\'re for dinner

You\'ll find that it\'s no easier for elephants

or men

\'Cause it is what it is, what it is, what it is, what it is


It is what it is, what you had in mind, it

won\'t be

Despite your great endeavors, the prize comes free to you

It is what it is, if you feel surprised, then

don\'t be

\'Cause it is what it is, and what it is will have to do

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