Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG IDEAS

IT IS WHAT IT IS - Acoustic/Folk/Soft rock


Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

This song idea came about at the beach one afternoon, half asleep on the sand, listening to Kat tapping a rhythm on the sand close by.

 

People in conflict often comment that “it's not what you said; it's the way you said it” to validate their reason for feeling upset. Although people's words have been said to soothe or scar, often the tone with which something is said, can be equally destructive; that's what this song addresses.

Lyrics

V1

Colour here, is so last year

It reminds me of you; I’m not packing for two

Checking through these empty spaces

It’s been six good months with

CH

Not what you said, it’s the way you said it

Can’t miss what you miss, it is what it is

It’s not what you said, well it’s the way you say it

You left me like this,

It is what it is

V2

So I changed the tone on my mobile phone,

I killed your favourite song; I just had to move on

You should know it’s-

CH

Not what you said, it’s the way you said it

Can’t miss what you miss, it is what it is

It’s not what you said, well it’s the way you say it

You left me like this,

It is what it is, what it is

Bridge

I watched you, watch me when

Moments of us drowned and fell like salt upon the floor

You watched me, watch you when

You turned and walked away without the girl who knew

CH/OUTRO

It’s not what you said, it’s the way you said it

Can’t miss what you miss, it is what it is

It’s not what you said, well it’s the way you say it

You left me like this,

It is what it is

It’s not what you said, it’s the way you said it

You left me like this,

It is what it is