New Song Demo: "It Is What It Is"

Here is a demo of a new song I have been working on. This video is just to document the tune. I plan to do a full recording of it sometime later this month:

And here are the lyrics:

It Is What It Is
By Brad Rourke

It is what it is they say
But it doesn’t have to be that way
You can still call me on the telephone
Go ahead and take the car
I’ll walk cause I don’t have far
Can’t promise I’ll wait cause you know I hate to be alone

You could never tell me tell me if it’s really something
Following the signal till it fades into nothing
We go our separate ways
Every other Saturday
Never asking why we’re crawling back

Meet me in the park
Some time before it’s dark
I can never say where I’m going to be at night
We’ll make the handoff there
At the statue by the stairs
I can’t say for sure but I’m sure you’re right

Keeping it together for the sake of keeping it together
Running out the clock on every time we said never never
Never get the lesson but by now you’d think we both know better
Contingencies in place but even so you can’t escape the weather

(Note in the video I do not play the last two lines of the bridge, my mistake.)

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Brad Rourke

Executive editor of issue guides and program officer at the Kettering Foundation.

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