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Song Parodies -> "The Way It Is"

Original Song Title:

"The Way We Were"

Original Performer:

Barbra Streisand

Parody Song Title:

"The Way It Is"

Parody Written by:


The Lyrics

Long time CBS news anchor, Walter Cronkite died over the weekend, he was 92.
Mmm, Mmm,
Anchored news on CBS
Every day he'd close his broadcast
"That's the way it is.."

Many fans he left behind
Tender drama mingled with news
"That's the way it is.."

Life and dreams,
They were much more simple then
Walter spoke, put magic in each line..
For big news events, his voice..was always there
Covered space flight..just right..

Cronkite, grandest icon of his day
Always, he will be remembered..
Though Angels took him away..
Clips sparked brief laughter,
Or tears came after
And always he would say, "That's
The Way It Is.."

"That's The Way It Is.."

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Pacing: 5.0
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Overall Rating: 5.0

Total Votes: 11

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Mark Scotti - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
That's the way it IS on channel 555! Great tribute!
Guy - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Sir Farce - and yet another great eulogy has been deliver by you to this site. A fitting tribute to a journalist whose memory goes back as far as I can remember. I think that as a kid he was the only news person that I paid any attention to. He didn't give me a choice - he was always interesting. A fine tribute to a fine journalist.
Christie Marie M - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Giving you 5's! That's just the way it is! Great tribute to Cronkite! I echo both comments above! He had been around for a long time! May he rest in peace!
AFW - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Thanks, Mark, thanks, Guy..true...and thanks, Christie...
Old Man Ribber - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
To paraphrase Edward R. Murrow - Good job and good luck. ;D (5-5-5)
Fiddlegirl - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Eloquent and touching. He was one of the last few remaining true journalists-- always objective and trustworthy.
blackjack21 - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Nice tribute, there will not be another like him, a true original. 555
alvin - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
great tribute...the man was a giant in the field of journalism
AFW - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Also thanks to OMR, Fiddlegirl, blackjack, and alvin

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