Hornsby, Bruce - See The Same Way Lyrics




There was a little girl picked up a doll
Oh, so white as snow
Said this is me as I really am
Same little girl picked up a doll
Looked just like her
And threw it away in the garbage, the garbage can

One man in a courtroom with a grim-faced stare
A sea of armchair experts judging what's said
One man saw another man, oh, that could've been him
One man and a woman saw nothing but red, red, red

You're looking at a picture
I'm looking at it too
Do you see what I see today, hey
Let's talk about the difference
Find out what's in the way
Open our eyes, see the same
See the same way

One man saw a healer doing such good, good things
One man saw a sinner by the Holy Sea
Well Jesus and the Pharisees didn't see eye to eye
But the man on the shore saw so clearly

You're looking at a picture
I'm looking at it too
Do you see what I see today, hey
Let's talk about the difference
Find out what's in the way
Open our eyes, see the same
See the same way

I want to be at the meeting
Well, I want to be in that number
When we all see, see the same
See the same way

One man saw a million men
Standing in peaceful grace
One man saw nobody missing work
Telling lots of bad jokes
Might just make you feel good
But you never know who you
Who you hurt with your words

You're looking at a picture
I'm looking at it too
Do you see what I see today, hey
Let's talk about the difference
Find out what's in the way
Open our eyes, see the same
See the same way, hey now

There was a man playing G.I. Joe
Way back there in the woods
In training for the coming of the promised war
Seeing all conspiracy
Needs somebody to blame
If only he could open up
Love a little more, hmm

You're looking at a picture
I'm looking at it too
Do you see what I see today, hey
Let's talk about the difference
Find out what's in the way
Open our eyes, see the same
See the same way, hey now

I want to be at the meeting
Well, I want to be in that number
When we all see, see the same
See the same way





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Hornsby, Bruce See The Same Way Comments
  1. Aiman Al-Khazaali

    Hey Bruce, Amazing as always. Just to let you know when this track comes up on youTube music it's incorrectly labeled as Mandolin Rain. Have a look: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=EZrSGSNA1Uo

  2. SpecialSP

    The first verse about the Little Girl is a true story!

    The doll experiments grew out of Mamie Phipps Clark's master's degree thesis. Along with her husband, they published three major papers between 1939 and 1940 on children's self-perception related to race. Their studies found contrasts among African-American children attending segregated schools in Washington, DC versus those in integrated schools in New York. The doll experiment involved a child being presented with two dolls. Both of these dolls were completely identical except for the skin and hair color. One doll was white with yellow hair, while the other was brown with black hair. The child was then asked questions inquiring as to which one is the doll they would play with, which one is the nice doll, which one looks bad, which one has the nicer color, etc. The experiment showed a clear preference for the white doll among all children in the study. These findings exposed internalized racism in African-American children, self-hatred that was more acute among children attending segregated schools. This research also paved the way for an increase in psychological research into areas of self-esteem and self-concept.

    Mamie Phipps Clark’s often cited “doll test” results provided expert testimony in Brown v. Board of Education in 1954.

    The Doll Study was recreated in 2005 for a documentary entitled, “A Girl Like Me.” Despite the many changes in some parts of society, Davis found the same results as did the Drs. Clark in their study of the late 1930s and early 1940s. In the original experiment(s), the majority of the children chose the white dolls. When Davis repeated the experiment 15 out of 21 children also chose the white dolls over the black doll. — Wikipedia

  3. SpecialSP

    The world *NEEDS* this song!!!
    ❤️ Sonny Emory!

  4. J Shepard

    Have my like, sir.

  5. Otto By Ograffey

    Singing without autotune, and playing their own instruments. What happened to todays music? Love Bruce Hornsby!

  6. Otto By Ograffey

    70 views should be 70 likes. See how that works?

  7. Ron Lapham

    I seemed to have missed it! The appreciation for this performer ‘s greatness in music!

    Gary Wellman

    Back in the 80s I was fifteen when fire the very first time I heard the opening notes of just the way it is, I was completely hooked.

    This track is outstanding.