Jo Dee Messina - That's The Way Lyrics

Everybody wants an easy ride on the merry-go-round that we call life
Take a drive on cruise control, then you wake to find it's a winding road
I had my dreams in view when the money ran out and the engine blew
Hung my tears out to dry, then my dreams fell outta the clear blue sky
And I, I was walking in the clouds feeling so safe and sound
'Til something else knocks me down

Oh and that's the way it is
You gotta roll with the punches
Oh and that's the way it goes
You gotta bend when the wind blows
You live, you learn
You crash, you burn
It's hit or miss
And that's the way it is

One fine day you wake up, completely, hopelessly fallen in love
He's just what you're looking for, the only problem is that the man's not sure
Another guy will give you everything, the only problem is you don't feel a thing
Well I know from experience, nothing's ever gonna make perfect sense
Oh, one day you get what you want, but it's not what you think, then you get what you need


They say your soul is growing
But sometimes I feel like throwing something
And that's they way it is
You gotta roll with the punches
And that's they way it goes
You gotta bend when the wind blows

[Chorus x2]

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Jo Dee Messina That's The Way Comments
  1. Jennifer wellman

    2019 I can relate

  2. Joy Militala

    this is the only upbeat motivational song ill listen to. it must be her awesome voice and energy.

  3. Cynthia Blackwell

    I miss your voice and music Jo Dee. One of the best in my opinion.

  4. Krissy

    Rediscovering all the songs I grew up with as a kid :')

  5. Jamie Sturgell

    ❤️MY GIRL!!!💕👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍🏻

  6. Travis Thompson

    Jo Dee Messina was a Country Music Television, and Great America Country!

  7. julian butler

    Miss this kind of country...

  8. Ally S

    God, music videos from 1998-2004 were so cheesy. Good song, though.

  9. Colleen Hunter

    love this song

  10. Clan CrackerSnatcher

    YouAre my strongest favorite song

  11. danceballetacro

    Lol bad greenscreen but that’s the way it is, she’s gotta roll with it

  12. CrackerSnatcher Hard Core

    You're my favorite fan Hi how are you can I have your class today

  13. CrackerSnatcher Hard Core

    Hi how are you i 😍 you too baby girl like your songs a lot all everyday I wake up to lose year's song that

  14. Lisa Miller Jackson aka Banta Widow

    I enjoyed meeting her at Jacksonville Landing and talking to her. I hope she comes to Jacksonville again!

  15. Karen Darke

    I love her voice

  16. Patrice Heriveau

    i love song

  17. The Misanthrope Channel

    "It never rains, but it pours", is another saying.

  18. Courtmillett94

    Incredible woman and beautiful so damn talented I saw her couple hours ago at spencer fair in mass so amazing love that she's a mass native

  19. MMAFighter38

    Remember seeing this all the time on CMT's Top 20 Countdown in 1999 or 2000

  20. epzik8

    I saw this video on MTV Classic the other day. Such a catchy song.

  21. FamilyHistoriandude

    Back when country music had meaning.

    countrygirl country musiclover


    Stephanie Drake

    @countrygirl country musiclover if you grew up in the 90's and listened to REAL country music, you'd understand.

    Kathy Bates

    @countrygirl country musiclover no, not even close

  22. Toni Carlson

    Love song!!! Video not so......

  23. M&M Papaya

    Loved how real she was. Always will love her because she reminds me of me of childhood

    Mitchy Babe

    Same here! She and her music are so nostalgic:)

    Mel G

    Same here also!

  24. Nancy Rose

    I always loved this song because it's the truth

  25. Lynn Marie Anderson

    To this day this song still inspires me!!! This vid didn't even need dancers, I'd rather just watch her sing. She's been through quite alot.

  26. Jennifer Smith

    I just heard a Jo Dee song on spottify talking about how a women is coming back in to her man's life to break his heart again but I didn't get the name of it. Any ideas? Any help will be appreciated.

    Jennifer Smith

    I didn't have to leave to love the song I was thinking about. Thanks though

    Maureen Quintana

    +Jennifer Smith I've never heard that one. I'll have to check that out. 😊

    Jennifer Smith's goos

    Maureen Quintana

    I really like it.  I'd never heard that one before. Thanks :)

    Jennifer Smith

    You're welcome

  27. Native Indian At Heart

    get your own freaking life--get out of my head!!!!!! i hate you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck your commercials!!!!!!!!!!!! shove them up your ass!!!!!! this is MY LIFE...not YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get out of my freaking head!!!!!!!!!!! fuck you and your commercials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Rebbekkah Holt

    My cousin I a music producer and met her. He says she is awesome!!

  29. Rebbekkah Holt

    I try to live my life like this.. Ultimately it all works out!! Love this song!!

  30. AttitudePlusArt

    Hell of a FLIP!

  31. tv10morehead

    ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES is only half of the fight, got to pick when to go for the glass jaw and punch back, to carry forward the analogy.  Get back up and show some backbone, 'hutzpah' if you will.   Shake your fist at the devil and Yahweh ?  Neither will will have much regard for you?  

  32. WishesSailorMoon

    Love her!!

  33. Karl Malownz

    This video had the lowest budget in history.

    Ford Man

    @Paul Law jus added the Appalachian part in there, but honestly what do u expect for a vid madr in the early 90s?? I thought it was inertanin ta say the least. Low budget maybe, an it definitly aint no f#cked up fl/ga line RAP video, it is what it is. Dont hate on "ole skool" now

    Ford Man

    @Ezr Vinh I actually have an accent yes, I actually graduated bo, eny more personal questions, you can mail me at
    1227 kiss my country ass lane
    Countryside Virginia


    Doesn't matter, when this video was current on CMT, it was a lot more interesting than many of the other videos out at the time.

    Karen Darke

    Then why can't you just leave it alone. ...I love her voice ... an you sing like this


    All that greenscreen

  34. greenlantern356

    This song actually built my life with the rolling with the punches

    Leigh Bush

    Me too brother


    She's amazing!!

    Ford Man

    She is...!

    jonothan perry

    I know right ? an hey what is ur favorite music video an song by her ?

  36. Jackie Kaufman

    Looooooooove this song.

  37. Sheila Jefferson

    Been loving this one for a long time!