In our interview with Will Jennings
, the lyricist explained: "'I'm Moving On' came out my many talks with B. B. over the years - The Crusaders and I wrote an album Midnight Believer
for B.B. in 1978, another album, Take It Home
, in 1979 and Joe Sample and I wrote half the songs for the 1985 album There Is Always One More Time
, the other half being written largely by Doc Pomus and Dr. John
. The lyric is self-explanatory. You wear out a place and you say goodbye and you move on."