"Atom bombs, Vietnam, missiles on the moon And they wonder why their kids are shootin' drugs so soon Young men fightin' for democracy And sacrificed for mediocrity"
Written by drummer Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson,
"Gotta Keep Movin' " is the MC5 throwing its full fist in the air. It came on the the band's third record, High Time, which anybody with a half-decent record collection knows is their best.
Sure, they will be eternally linked to "Kick Out The Jams," but "Gotta Keep Movin' " was thoroughly revolutionary in scope and execution. This was the kind of stuff that'd get your skull split open by angry cop with a huge chip
on his shoulder.
Ah, yes, the "good 'ol days."
Gotta Keep Moving Lyrics:
Teachers, parents and politicians
They ridicule my wild ambitions
They say, "settle down son, live decently,
Or you'll rot in jail before your 23!"
They don't know their stuck in the past
Can't stop me now 'cause I'm movin' too fast
Presidents, priests and old ladies too
They'll swear on the Bible
what's best for you
Atom bombs, Vietnam, missiles on the moon
And they wonder why their kids are shootin'
drugs so soon
Young men fightin' for democracy
And sacrificed for mediocrity
I can't stay in one place for too long a time
I get stone bored, I go outta my mind
I'm here and I'm there and doncha know I'm free
Gotta keep movin' baby, you and me
People wakin' up, but they've just begun
To realize what needs to be done
But as for me I keep movin' on
The future's now, yesterday is gone
I never let nobody tell me what to do
And no matter what I'm gonna see things through
Gotta Keep Movin MP3 HERE