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Some things’ll Never Change. Unless We Decide to Change Them.

Standing in line, marking time
Waiting for the welfare dime
‘Cause they can’t buy a job
The man in the silk suit hurries by
As he catches the poor old lady’s eyes
Just for fun he says, “Get a job.”



That’s just the way it is
Some things will never change
That’s just the way it is
Ah, but don’t you believe them

Said hey, little boy, you can’t go where the others go
‘Cause you don’t look like they do
Said hey, old man, how can you stand to think that way?
And did you really think about it before you made the rules?
He said, son

Asylum boat


That’s just the way it is
Some things will never change
That’s just the way it is
Ah, but don’t you believe them, yeah

That’s just the way it is
That’s just the way it is


Photo: The Age


Well, they passed a law in ’64
To give those who ain’t got a little more
But it only goes so far
‘Cause the law don’t change another’s mind
When all it sees at the hiring time
Is the line on the color bar, no




That’s just the way it is
Some things will never change
That’s just the way it is
That’s just the way it is, it is, it is, it is

Bruce Hornsby 1986
Yep, ’nuff said. I was going to write a commentary, but as they say, one picture is worth a thousand swords. Or something like that…
And for those who just want to listen.
Oh, the ads only last a lifetime…
BTW – did anyone else notice the amazing similarity between James Murdoch and Smithers??


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  1. Bighead1883

    Well done,entertainment in truth,refreshing.

  2. mars08

    Things WILL change…. when they have to. But not always for the better.

  3. Florence nee Fedup

    If enough people care, they have to change.

  4. Truth Seeker

    And for a lighthearted and somewhat satirical look at Abbott…

    I’ve just posted my latest poem; “The Prince of Budgie Smugglers” 😉

    The Prince of Budgie Smugglers!

    Cheers 😀

  5. Diannaart

    Thanks Rossleigh

    Entertainment while we wait for the new senate…

  6. TechinBris

    This song is one of my favourites from the moment I first heard it. But it isn’t the way it has to be.
    History shows us one truth, we can always change it. It has always such been, the way it is. Don’t believe their lies, that we cannot change that which they impose uon us. It is all we’ve ever done.

  7. Florence nee Fedup

    This mob believes we cannot change anything. What’s more. they believe we have to take, what they dish out.

    We need to prove them wrong.

    Mr. Abbott. according to you, this budget is about you putting your narrow and misplace ideology in place.

    Mr., Abbott, we are telling you, you will fail. We can change things.

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