That's Just the Way It is

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I happened across a YouTube video about Jed, the “Dancing Man of Hamilton”. Jed doesn't walk anywhere: he dances. Down the street, crossing the road, waiting for a bus: he dances. Turns out Jed used to get into trouble. Drug dealing lead him into prison when his mother fell ill. Jed sincerely believes God kept her alive while he was inside in answer to his prayers so that he could say how much he loved her to her face and not at her funeral. Now he's paying God back by bringing a smile to the faces of the hard pressed folk of Hamilton.

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Jed's a dancing guy it's what he does
On the street and waiting for the bus
He's there
It's just the way it is
And when Jed goes dancing he's a happy guy
No one’s frowning as he skips by
A soft shoe shuffle makes the sun shine in the sky
That's just the way it is
Just the way it is

He says the people living in his town
Hurt a lot they're always feeling down
At heel
It's just the way it is
now that he goes dancing all he sees are smiles
people laughing mile after mile
It maybe foolish but for him it's all worthwhile
That's just the way it is
Just the way it is

Jed says he owes it to the Lord above
Who saved his mum so Jed could tell her of
his love
That's the the way it is
So he's binned the drugs, mended all his ways
Left prison behind, these are better days
Now he's dancing and that's what he'll do always
That's the way it is
Just the way it is
Yeah the way it is
Just the way it is

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from Bombs Away, released April 7, 2017

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The UK's best looking and most superb proponents of heavy melody power pop punk. Based around former member of Joey Ramone's favourite UK, band The Boys, Duncan Reid and the Big Heads have been ripping it up on all corners of the globe except most of them. Catch them if you can! ... more

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