Drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain
La-dee-da-dee-dee
La-dee-da-dee-da

Wait till you have reached the age Blah blah
History has turned the page Blah blah
We still want to hear a brand new thing Uh huh
We still need a song to sing Uh huh

And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on

Drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain
La-dee-da-dee-dee
La-dee-da-dee-da
Love is a thirsting, lasting on our minds
From tomorrow until the end of time

And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on

And the beat goes
And the beat goes
And the beat goes on

Drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain
La-dee-da-dee-dee
La-dee-da-dee-da
We still move to a rhythm just like this
We still dream of sharing our first kiss

And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on

Drums keep pounding rhythm to the brain
La-dee-da-dee-dee
La-dee-da-dee-da
Well our kids are turning faster everyday (everyday)
We still want to dance the night away

And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on
And the beat goes on...
[to fade]


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The Beat Goes On (Sonny and Cher cover) song meanings
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    General CommentSonny and Cher's version was sooo much better than Britney's cover! She makes this song sound awfullike every other cover she has tried to do. (I Can't Get No... and I Love Rock And Roll)
    alwaysweet1600on May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIsnt this song originally made by Cher??? or some other old person?
    DragonDemonQueen8on January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyes it was cher!
    ilovegreendayon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment'I suppose that the budget for the lyrics was very slim... Or the writer lost control of the copy-paste command on the computer'

    found this on a site - it made me laugh
    ilikeGOODmusic23002on April 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdid you know that britney spears has had anal sex with eminem. no joke, ive seen a picture of it.
    poisonhearton July 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit's not cher completely, this is a cover of the all seeing i (&jarvis cocker) track with the same name (which indeed has the hook taken from the original cher track). altho jarvis cocker's vocals on the track sounds better than britney's
    uncledubon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was a Sonny and Cher song. And no, the lyrics are not particularly original or varying, but that wasn't really the point of the song to begin with. You have to look at the time period it was put out and what the song is talking about.
    lizzieluvs2playon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese are the original Sonny and Cher lyrics... I knew something was way off in Brit's version of the song... try all of it. This was one song that I couldn't even begin to defend her on, because the version she did just absolutely took away the entire point... wait til you have reached the age blah blah??? wtf?

    The beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    Charleston was once the rage, uh huh
    History has turned the page, uh huh
    The mini skirts the current thing, uh huh
    Teenybopper is our newborn king, uh huh

    The beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    The grocery store's the super mart, uh huh
    Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh
    And men still keep on marching off to war
    Electrically they keep a baseball score

    The beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da

    Grandmas sit in chairs and reminisce
    Boys keep chasing girls to get a kiss
    The cars keep going faster all the time
    Bums still cry "hey buddy, have you got a dime"

    The beat goes on, the beat goes on
    Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain
    La de da de de, la de da de da
    lizzieluvs2playon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a terrible song. gahd.

    but i still love britney.

    forgiven.
    Lyra_on October 05, 2007   Link

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