Lyrics for That's The Way.

Ken Howard and Alan Blaikley

That's the way there's nothing in it
That's the way we should begin it

Take my hand and lead you oh so gently
That's the way you set me reeling
That's the way I hit the ceiling

With your sighs and in your eyes I see that
That's the way, we'll fall in love

Tell me Tell me
That you really love me I love you
Tell me you really need me
So I am sure

That's the way, to set me singing
That's the way, are those bells ringing
Though you're shy, you know I really want to
all the way don't keep me waiting
No delay no no, No hesitating
Here we go just keep on holding tight and
that's the way we'll fall in love

Tell me, Tell me
That you really love me I love you
Tell me you really need me
So I am sure

That's the way there's nothing in it
That's the way we should begin it

Take my hand and lead you oh so gently
That's the way we'll fall in love
we'll fall in love

Song Facts etc.

That's The Way was the band's choice for their second single. They wanted to present a very different song from Have I The Right, to show their diversity. Unfortunately Pye over-ruled them and Is It Because became the second release only reaching number 38 in the chart. When That's The Way finally came out as their fifth single it reached number 12 (15 in NME) and was their second biggest single in the UK. It seems highly probable that if the band had been allowed to have their way then the song would have done even better as they would have been able to promote it properly. There is no way of knowing if The Honeycombs might have had a string of hits like contemporaries The Kinks and others had things been done differently.

The B Side

The B side of this single was Can't Get Through To You which is an extraordinary recording given the time. it is arguably one of the first ever punk songs. Fast and furious and delivered with enormous aggression by Denis D'Ell. I wonder if there is anything comparable before Led Zeppelin's Communication Breakdown? Suggestions welcome.