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.
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Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."