"That's Just the Way It Is" is a single performed by Phil Collins and David Crosby that was released in 1990 from the album ...But Seriously. The song was only released as a single in Europe, while "Do You Remember?" was instead released in the United States. The song reached #26 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song, according to Collins, is an anti-war ballad that heavily deals with The Troubles of Northern Ireland. The song itself was positively received by most critics. Collins, before live performances of the song, would address the crowd with a monologue on what he thought were the "evils of war", which received criticism from critics. The B-side to the song was "Broadway Chorus", the demo version of "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven".
The song is an anti-war ballad, about the conflict in Northern Ireland, The Troubles. Collins said, in an interview, "It's about Northern Ireland as far as I am concerned. Which in England we are used to it all the time I mean Ireland of course it's on the doorstep but everywhere else in the world it's, just another news report, but if you are living in England and you just sort of constantly people getting blown to smithereens because this...