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************* IT IS WHAT IT IS ************* written by Stephen Burton and John Fleming performed by Waylon Jennings Kris Kristofferson Willie Nelson Johnny Cash Verse 1: E I've been obnoxious I've been unconscious I've been all kinds of things that are hard to spell A I've been unruly Speakin' truly I've been so cool i couldn't hardly even stand myself Verse 2: E I've been a monster Without a sponsor I've been Dr. Jekill and Mr. Hyde A I've been a goner I've been a loner And when my mixture was right Hell,i'm a nice bunch of guys Chorus: B A E I am what i am 'cause i ain't what i used to be B A E 'Cause it is what it is but it ain't what it used to be Verse 3: E I been a mover I was a shaker You had a girlfriend I tried to snake her A I've been mysterious I've been delirious I've been so weird it would have killed a normal man Verse 4: E I wanted money I wanted power I want a monument Kind of like the Eiffel Tower A I've been lost at sea I've been lost in space And when i fall in love I fall all over the place Chorus. Verse 5: A And you can go on forever and make the same mystakes B Or you can stand up on your hind legs and change your fate A Go on and do until you finally see B What it is that you was that you don't want to be Verse 6: E I was an outlaw I was an in-law I was a scapegoat That was the last straw A I hit the highway Singin' my way But it wound up sounding like you'll never walk alone Verse 7: E I got a story Reflected glory Is the way that i've been seein' for most of my life A I heard the laughter Up in the rafter But i never ever thought that the joke was on me Chorus(x2).