Highwaymen - It Is What It Is (First Version) Chords and Tabs

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Highwaymen - It Is What It Is (First Version)

Highwaymen - It Is What It Is (First Version) Chords / Tabs

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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:
I've been obnoxious

I've been unconscious

I've been all kinds of things that are hard to spell
I've been unruly

Speakin' truly

I've been so cool i couldn't hardly even stand myself

Verse 2:
I've been a monster

Without a sponsor

I've been Dr. Jekill and Mr. Hyde
I've been a goner

I've been a loner

And when my mixture was right

Hell,i'm a nice bunch of guys

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I am what i am 'cause i ain't what i used to be
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'Cause it is what it is but it ain't what it used to be

Verse 3:
I been a mover

I was a shaker

You had a girlfriend

I tried to snake her
I've been mysterious

I've been delirious

I've been so weird it would have killed a normal man

Verse 4:
I wanted money

I wanted power

I want a monument

Kind of like the Eiffel Tower
I've been lost at sea

I've been lost in space

And when i fall in love

I fall all over the place


Verse 5:
And you can go on forever and make the same mystakes
Or you can stand up on your hind legs and change your fate
Go on and do until you finally see
What it is that you was that you don't want to be

Verse 6:
I was an outlaw

I was an in-law

I was a scapegoat

That was the last straw
I hit the highway

Singin' my way

But it wound up sounding like you'll never walk alone

Verse 7:
I got a story

Reflected glory

Is the way that i've been seein' for most of my life
I heard the laughter

Up in the rafter

But i never ever thought that the joke was on me