Either Way
Album Version Appears On Lost and Gone Forever guster.net Tablature
Live Version Appears On Live in Knoxville 9/4/03
Lyrics
Ryan Miller
Music
Guster
Producer
Steve Lillywhite
Mixing (album)
Steve Lillywhite
John Siket
Mixing (Live in Knox.)
Adam Gardner
Gordon Reddy

 Album Version Sessionography
Adam Gardner guitar, vocals
Ryan Miller guitar, vocals, xylophone
Brian Rosenworcel percussion

 Album Version Guests
Dan Rieter cello
Tracy Silverman violin, viola

Notes: The Live in Knoxville 9/4/03 sessionography of this song is the same as the album version.
Live Pre-Album Version Album Version
You were almost kind
You were almost through
Don't let them see that other side of you
You have learned in time
That you must be cruel
Remember this: it's always him or you

Poisoning everything you say
Don't you, don't you
Leave me wondering what you know
Either way

You were almost kind
You were almost through
Don't let them see that other side of you
You have learned in time
That you must be cruel
Remember this: it's always him or you

Poisoning everything you say
Don't you, don't you
Leave me wondering what you know
Either way

You were almost kind
You were almost through
Leave me wondering what you know
You will learn in time
That you must be cruel
Remember this: it's either him or you

You were almost kind
You were almost through
Don't let them see that other side of you
You have learned in time
That you must be cruel
Remember this: they'll get the best of you

Poisoning everything you say
Don't you, don't you
Leave me wondering what you know
Either way
Either way

You were almost kind
You were almost true
Don't let me see that other side of you
You have learned in time
That you must be cruel
I'll have to wait to get the best of you

Poisoning everything you say
Don't you, don't you
Wonder what difference does it make
Either way

You were almost kind
You were almost true
Why give away that other side of you
Happens every time
So it must be true
Step on a kid he'll grow up hating you

Poisoning everything you say
Don't you, don't you
Wonder what difference does it make
Either way

Were you ever kind
Were you always cruel
Who has ever seen that other side of you
Happened every time
So it must be true
Where did you learn itís either him or you

You were almost kind
You were almost true
Don't let me see that other side of you
You have learned in time
That you must be cruel
I'll have to wait to get the best of you

Poisoning in everything you say
Don't you, don't you
Wonder what difference does it make
Either way


Thanks to the keen ears of Ashley Osterer in helping with these lyrics and to the packrat-like ability of Matt
in supplying pre-album versions of this song to transcribe.