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




Snowy nights and Christmas lights,
Icy windowpanes,
Make me wish that we could be
Together again
And the windy winter avenues
Just don't seem the same,
And the Christmas carols sound like blues,
But the choir is not to blame

But it doesn't have to be that way
What we had should never have ended
I'll be dropping by today
We could easily get it together tonight
It's only right

Crowded stores, the corner Santa Claus,
Tinseled afternoons,
And the sidewalk bands play their songs
Slightly out of tune
Down the windy winter avenues
There walks a lonely man,
And if I told you who he is,
Well I think you'd understand

But it doesn't have to be that way
What we had should never have ended
I'll be dropping by today
We could easily get it together tonight
It's only right

No, it doesn't have to be that way
What we had should never have ended
I'll be dropping by today
We could easily get it together tonight
It's only right





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  1. Leona Rize

    if this isn't the most beautiful songs idk what is

  2. RB K

    The best folk writer and vocals ..miss ya Mr Croce.

  3. Steph

    LOVE this song....so beautiful

  4. Brock Lee

    Thank you for this posting. Merry Christmas to all!

  5. David M

    One of the greatest Christmas songs ever written! Can anyone doubt that despite the popular stereotypes men are ny far the most romantic sex?

  6. Geoffrey Stevens

    One of Jim Croce's best songs for sure, and one of my top three favorite songs mentioning the Christmas season. Just for the record, the other two are "Fairytale Of New York" by The Pogues and "2000 Miles" by The Pretenders.

  7. heavnnnsent

    Who started using the word "iconic" every 15 minutes? And "back in the day" and "I'm going to give you a heads up" and "old school". Can people just stop saying the same dumb crap over and over? Please somebody, just say something ORIGINAL...not the same tired overused words. Let's go back to the 1970's when Jim Croce was around and when you said thank you peole said "you're welcome" (not "no problem") Anyway I love this song. I sure miss me some Jim Croce. Imagine a song about a stalker during the holidays! It doesn't get better (or wackier) than this. "I'll be dropping by today" (whether you want me to or not) WHO COULD NOT LOVE THIS?

    Geoffrey Stevens

    Sige na lang! Daghang salamat! Ang karong adlaw, dili na ang kagahapon! Oo walay sapayan!

    David M

    That was an iconic comment.

  8. Time To Wake Up

    Greatest storyteller of them all. Oh right, also blessed with that voice and genius guitar ability.

  9. Tedderman johns

    No one ever wrote about love lost better than Jim Croce did. The world lost an amazingly wonderful talent much too soon when he died in 1973 at the hight of his career.

  10. El Herrera

    Great song for the Christmas holidays !

    Jesse Stewart

    El Herrera oddly you rarely ever hear it play at christmas if ever.

  11. ARIES

    this song always makes me think about my family while im working in the prison and they are enjoying the day

  12. Just Jeanne

    My sweetheart sent me this song... he told me what he loves about it... and I think to myself... that is one beautiful man ♥

  13. Ashley Hockenberry

    One of this best songs without a doubt!

    MixedNutsMs

    Yes, such a sweet xmas song, one of Jims best!

  14. Sam Korver

    Thanks for all of ypur song.

  15. Maria Josephina

    I wish we see each other again I love u

  16. Maria Josephina

    I miss you at all

  17. Deborah Meyer

    One of my all time favorites by Jim.  It talks about loneliness, and how Christmas seems empty without another person to share it with.  I feel just the same about an old relationship (KRL) and how beautiful Christmas seemed when I shared this season with him. We went our own separate ways but this song reminds me of those wonderful days.  I wish I could (drop by) and tell him these feelings but he is married now and I don't know how to find him.  (KRL), this song is for you.

    Husky Fan in Mass

    +Deborah Meyer He just wasn't into you. At least you have your cats.

    Deborah Meyer

    +Husky Fan in Mass   Who said anything about cats?

    Time To Wake Up

    Deborah Meyer

    Hahahahahahah

    You're all hilarious...
    Listen to a song called turn by Travis

  18. Paul DaSilva

    Good song.

  19. TheLordShinnok

    Nice video I never exactly dated in my life (I never tried physical touching I like true love I dated Online YouTube & Elementary school When I was kid nothing special) possible I'll date in future (I like women not men I'm not gay guys asked me out in past).

  20. jimjoguila

    My father got my name from him. Thank you "Jim Croce" you will never be forgotten! Your songs are really immortal!

  21. Jacob Bruinsma

    Still one of my favorite singers

  22. taratitz

    have always loved this song...heart rending.  thanx for sharing it with lyrics to sing along with.

  23. Glen Quagmireful

    Gorgeous. It hurts my heart.