You Gotta Move

Album: Sticky Fingers (1971)
  • You gotta move
    You gotta move
    You gotta move, child
    You gotta move
    Oh, when the Lord get ready
    You gotta move

    You may be high
    You may be low
    You may be rich, child
    You may be poor
    But when the Lord get ready
    You gotta move

    You see that woman
    Who walks the street
    You see that police
    Upon his beat
    But then the Lord get ready
    You gotta move

    You gotta move Writer/s: Gary Davis, Fred McDowell
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 13

  • Dia Woodall from 98628This is a great song one of my favorites... it is just a simple truth and somewhat of a footnote for the the album. The Sticky Fingers album is my favorite.
  • David from Youngstown, OhThe Stones performed this song during their 1969 American tour, before it was released on Sticky Fingers. It can be heard on the famous bootleg Live'R Than You'll Ever Be in Oakland, Nov. 9, 1969.
  • Rodrigo from Lobería, ArgentinaI agree with Jo-C and Jake it's the worst song of Sticky Fingers. What the hell were they thinkin?!
  • Steve from Boston, Majulie, you make a good point about it sounding exilish but that album flows perfect to me, this way they've extended that vibe through difr'nt albums. plus the blind boys also do a killer take of " just wanna see his face ". good stuff.
  • Julie from Durham, NcIt's not a bad song -- the Blind Boys of Alabama recorded a version that was very moving. I think the real problem is that this track feels out of place on SF. I, for one, would love to hear it on Exile (right before "Turd on the Run," maybe).
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaThis shows how diverse the stones music is.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaYah, joke. Good joke, though
  • Eduardo from Lima, Perui think its just accustic guitars,right?
  • Barry from New York, NcOf course you see the Stones recording this down in Muscle Shoals Studio in the film GIMME SHELTER. I am not sure if this is the version that's on the LP.
  • Henry from Victoria, CanadaThis song is brilliant. Keith's harmonies are so soulful and wrecked and beautiful.
  • Jake from Toronto, CanadaThe only crappy song on Sticky Fingers... They should have just left it off, so you could listen to the CD straight through without having to skip a song.
  • Jo-c from Lima, PeruWorst song in Sticky Fingers, seems more of a joke.
  • Brendan from Vancouver, CanadaThe melody is really similar to "Sitting on Top of the World"
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