Jim Croce - "Doesn't Have To Be That Way"

It Doesn't Have To Be That Way - Jim Croce

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C Em/B Am C/G F Em C
Snowy nights and christmas lights, icy window pane,
C Em/B Am C/G D7 G
make me wish that we could be together again.
C Em/B Am C/G F Em C
And the windy winter aven-ues, just don't seem the same,
C Em/B Am C/G
and the Christmas carols sound like blues,
F G7 C
but the choir is not to blame.

C Em/B Am C/G F Em
But it doesn't have to be that way,
F Em F C
what we had should never have ended.
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I'll be dropping by today;
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we could easily get it together tonight.... it's only right.

Crowded stores that ...(*) Santa Claus, tinseled afternoons,
and the side walk bands play their songs, slightly out of tune.
On the windy winter avenues, there walks a lonely man
and if I told you who he is
well I think you'd understand.


(*) I've listened to this piece over and over again, but I can't figure
out what he's singin here. But then again I'm foreign :)