1. Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby "The Way It Is" 10/17/13

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby "The Way It Is" 10/17/13

Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby perform a track from their album, Cluck Ol' Hen.

Transcript:

CONAN: Please welcome Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby.
Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby: Oh standing around marking time, waiting for the welfare dime, 'cause they can't buy a job   The man in the silk suit hurries by as he catches the poor old ladies' eyes   Just for fun he says, "get a job"   That's just the way it is   Some things will never change   That's just the way it is   Oh, but don't you believe them   say hey, little boy, you can't go where the others go 'cause you don't look like they do   Say hey, old man, how can you stand to think that way   Did you really think about it before you made the rules   He said, son, that's just the way it is   Some things will never change   That's just the way it is   But don't you believe them   Well, they passed a law in '64 to give those who ain't got a little more   But it only goes so far because the law's another's mind when all it sees at the hiring time is the line on the color bar   That's just the way it is   Some things will never change.   That's just the way it is, but don't you believe them. Play it, boy!
Yeah!
Yeah!
[APPLAUSE]
CONAN: That was great!
Fantastic!
Hey, great.
Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, everybody!