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That's the Way It Is
(Korega Watashino Ikiru Michi)
That's the Way It Is single cover This body swaying ballad was released as a single in Japan on October 7, 1996 along with the song Yuki ga Furu Machi. It was featured on Jet, The Very Best of Puffy, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi and Hit and Fun. The song was also used for the game "Donkey Konga 3."

In the music video featured on the Run Puffy Run DVD Ami and Yumi frolick across America.
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  • Released in Japan October 7, 1996
  • Words & Music by Tamio Okuda
  • Puffy AmiYumi: Vocals
  • Tamio Okuda: Harmony
  • Takashi Furuta: Drums
  • Susumi Osada: Guitars, Blues Harp
  • Takamune Negishi: Bass, Harmony
  • Yuta Saito: Keyboards
  • Mixed by Tepsuhiro Miyajimax
  • Produced by Tamio Okuda
Japanese Lyrics

Chikagoro watashitachi wa ii kanji
Warui wa ne arigato ne
Kore kara mo yoroshiku ne
Mogitate no kajitsu no ii tokoro
Souiu koto ni shite okeba
Kore kara saki mo ii kanji

Moshimo dareka ga fuan dattara
Tasukete age rare naku wa nai
Umaku itte mo dame ni natte mo
Sore ga anata no ikiru michi

Moete ru watashitachi wa ii kaunji
Ikiteiru akashi dane
Yononaka ga sukoshi mieta ne
Mogitate no kajitsu no ii tokoro
Souiu koto ni shite okina
Kakudo kaereba mata ii kaunji

Sukoshi kurai wa fuan datteba
Kore ga watashi no ikiru michi

Chikagoro watashitachi wa ii kaunji
Warui wa ne arigato ne
Kore kara mo yoroshiku ne
Madamada koko kara ga ii tokoro
Saigo made miteite ne
Kureguremo jama shinai de ne
Mogitate no kajitsu no ii tokoro
Souiu koto ni shite okeba
Kore kara saki mo ii kaunji

Sore dewa sayonara
English Translation

We are pretty nice these days
Sorry but thanks
And keep it going, please
Picking up the best part of the fresh fruit
If you keep it that way, things will be nice

If someone feels anxious, doesn't mean we can't help
The way you live determines whether it works or not

When we're totally into things, that's the best
It's the proof of being alive
We saw a little bit of the world
Picking up the best part of the fresh fruit
Do it that way
From a different perspective
It's a very nice thing, too

I'm a little bit anxious, that's the way I live
We are pretty nice these days
Sorry but thanks
And keep it going
Still, nice things will start happening now
Watch me till the end
Don't get in my way
Picking up the best part of the fresh fruit
If you do it that way, things will be nice

Now goodbye !

(English translation by forum member TofuUnion)