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That's No Way To Be

from A Better World by Marv & Rindy Ross/ Quarterflash

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THAT'S NO WAY TO BE
WHEN I WAS LITTLE I PLAYED WITH THE BOYS,
IN MY SHITKICKER COWBOY BOOTS,
BUT MAMA THREW THEM AWAY ONE DAY,
DRESSED ME UP ALL PINK AND CUTE,
(AND DRESSED ME ALL PINK AND CUTE)
AND IT BROKE MY HEART,
THOSE BOOTS WERE PART OF ME,

(AND) I REMEMBER MAMA MAMA MAMA SAYING,
NOW (BABY) THAT'S NO WAY TO BE.

PAPA LOVED ME WHEN I WON A RACE,
BUT THAT ENDED WHEN I GOT CAUGHT,
HE SENT ME OFF TO SAINT MARY'S (SCHOOL),
WHERE THE GIRL I LOVED WAS NOT,
AND IT BROKE MY HEART,
THAT GIRL WAS PART OF ME,

(AND) I REMEMBER PAPA PAPA PAPA SAYING,
HONEY, THAT'S NO WAY TO BE.

NO WAY TO BE… THAT'S NO WAY TO BE,
NO WAY TO BE… THAT'S NO WAY TO BE,

I LEFT ONE DAY AND DROVE AWAY,
FROM MY PARENTS AND MY ROOTS,
THEY'LL NEVER EVER ACCEPT THAT TALL QUEER GIRL,
IN THE COWBOY BOOTS,
(and) IT HURTS INSIDE (that) THEY CAN'T ABIDE WITH ME,
OH, MAMA, MAMA, PAPA, PAPA, OH, THAT'S NO WAY TO BE,
OH, MAMA, MAMA, PAPA, PAPA… THAT'S NO WAY TO BE.

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from A Better World, released July 24, 2020
Marv Ross: guitars / Rindy Ross: vocals / Gregg Williams: congas, percussion / Denny Bixby: bass

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Marv & Rindy Ross/ Quarterflash Portland, Oregon

Rindy and Marv Ross have been playing together since getting married in 1971. Best known for their five Top 40 hits in Quarterflash including their iconic hit, "Harden My Heart", the Rosses have garnered gold and platinum albums and were inducted into Oregon's Music Hall of Fame. The Rosses received an Alumni Award of Excellence from their alma mater, Western Oregon University. ... more

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