THAT'S HOW THE STORY GOES

I'VE BEEN FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
AND TWICE BACK AROUND
I SAW A BIRDS EYE VISION VIEW
I'VE GOT TO GET MY LANDING GEAR DOWN
I HAVE TO GO A PONDERING
TO SEE JUST WHERE I'VE BEEN
HOW MUCH TIME IS GIVEN ME
UNTIL THE VERY END

I COULD TELL YOU ALL ABOUT IT
IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW
ALL THE COLD HARD FACTS
IT'S SUCH A LONELY WAY TO GO
FAITH, HOPE AND UNDERSTANDING
THREE THINGS YOU TRY TO HOLD
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S ALWAYS BEEN
THAT'S THE VOICE INSIDE YOUR SOUL
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GOT TO BE
THAT'S HOW THE STORY GOES

NOW YESTERDAY I WAS FEELING FINE
TODAY I'M IN A FIX
MY BODY'S TELLING JOKES ON ME
MY MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS
I'M TRYING TO EASE MY SPIRIT
MY HEART KEEPS POUNDING FAST
THIS 'OL LIFE IS KILLING ME
HOW MUCH LONGER CAN I LAST?

I COULD SAY ANOTHER PRAYER
IF I THOUGHT SOMEONE WOULD LISTEN
I MIGHT AS WELL BE COUNTING STARS
MAKING THREE WISHES
FAITH, HOPE AND UNDERSTANDING
THE HARDEST THINGS TO HOLD
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S ALWAYS BEEN
THAT'S THE VOICE INSIDE YOUR SOUL
THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GOT TO BE
THAT'S HOW THE STORY GOES (X3)
THAT'S THE WAY IT ALWAYS IS
THAT'S THE WAY IT SEEMS TO BE
THAT'S HOW THE STORY GOES (X2)

I'VE BEEN FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
AND A FEW PLACES IN BETWEEN
THE TIME IT TAKES TO SEE THE VIEW
A FLASH OF LIGHT AND THEN YOU'RE THROUGH

rusty miller
12/29/95