It Ain't What It Ain't (single)

by New Middle Class

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IT AIN’T WHAT IT AIN’T

This fragile world is like that blow-up thing
On my next-door neighbor’s lawn
Put a hole or two in it
No, you won’t see it no more
And that’s what they’ve done to the actual world
See it going, going, gone
I feel the same way that sucker’s gonna feel
When he opens his door

And it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t
You can speak your mind in bright red spray paint
Just takes a pin to burst a bubble
Tell the truth, it’s gonna land you in trouble
The time is past to exercise restraint
Because it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t

I guess they know what they think they know
Because somebody told ‘em so
When a fact is a fact, it’s a fact
But they just dismiss it
And when the idiots tip this precarious world
Into the bottomless abyss
It’s sure gonna make me sad, now
I think I’m gonna miss it

‘Cause it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t
You can speak your mind signed in bright red spray paint
Just takes a pin to burst a bubble
Tell the truth, it’s gonna land you in trouble
The time is past to exercise restraint
Because it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t

All secrets are witnessed, all motives exposed
I don’t know why they try to deny what everybody knows

And it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t
In times like these you don’t get to be a saint
Just takes a pin to burst a bubble
Stick it in, you cause a whole lot of trouble
The time is past to exercise restraint
Because it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t
Yes, it is what it is, but it ain’t what it ain’t

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released October 4, 2020

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New Middle Class New York

New Middle Class is Barbara Borok (lead vocal) and Mike Borok (guitar/vocal). Their many songwriter awards include Grand Prize in the 2003 MTL Songwriting Contest at the prestigious Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas and, most recently, finalist in the 2019 S. Florida FolkFest Songwriting Contest. They sing about relationships and current events gone awry, the origin of the universe, and desserts. ... more

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