Movers And Shakers

Album: Cut The Crap (1985)
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  • The boy stood in the burning slum
    Better times had to come
    Fate lay in the hands that clap
    The muscles that move and the power that raps
    He went up on money street
    Waving an popping to the beat
    Off his wits an on his feet
    He worked a coin from the cold concrete

    Movers and shakers come on you got what it takes to make it
    Movers an shakers come on even if you have to fake it

    Where the highway meets the lights
    With a red bandanna and rapid wipes
    He shines Glass and he cleans chrome
    He'll accept what he gets thrown
    This man earns 'cause its understood
    Times are bad and he's makin' good
    Down on him but he's got it beat
    He's working coin from the cold concrete

    Movers and shakers come on....etc
    And when I see you down and I say
    That ain't no way through that ain't no way through
    Movers and shakers come on...etc

    Way back in some city heat
    When a friend was anybody with food to eat
    It was lousy life with a leaking roof
    We got up to find that truth
    Make a drum from a garbage can
    Allow your tongue to be a man
    When the beat propels you off your seat
    You got it made in the cold concrete

    Movers and shakers come on! Writer/s: BERNARD RHODES, JOE STRUMMER
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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