"Movin' On Up" as written by Andrew Colin Innes, Bobby Gillespie and Robert Clearie Young....
I was blind, now I can see
You made a believer out of me
I was blind, now I can see
You made a believer out of me

I'm movin' on up now
Gettin' out of the darkness
My light shines on, my light shines on
My light shines on

I was lost, now I'm found
I believe in you, I've got no bounds
I was lost, now I'm found
I believe in you, I got no bounds

I'm movin' on up now
Gettin' out of the darkness
My light shines on, my light shines on
My light shines on, my light shines on
My light shines on, my light shines on
My light shines on

My light shines on, my light shines on
My light shines on, my light shines on

I'm getting outta darkness
My light shines on
I'm getting outta darkness
My light shines on


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"Movin’ On Up" as written by Bobby Gillespie Andrew Innes

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  • +2
    General CommentWhat a feel good song! A lot of people could interpret this to be a religious song, but I really feel that it's about a relationship that brightens his life.


    yournewfavsong.blogspot.com/2012/02/…">Primal Scream - "Movin' On Up
    the270bloggeron February 22, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentway spiritual
    _ellieon November 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis really puts me in mind of the Spacemen 3, ambiguous, spiritual lyrics and "wide-screen" music.
    utgr1on December 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit also spunds brilliant on the GTA San Andreas soundtrack
    fadetoblack23on May 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe video for this song and Bobby's Mick Jagger meets my 4 year old cousin - dance moves has resulted in me having a huge crush on Bobby!
    NattyMcScruffyon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree exactly with Natty there, lmao. Can't stop smiling when I watch the video. Bobby is amazing!! < 3 I think he's been giving the guys from Kasabian dance lessons, too.. o.O
    kcsongbirdon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunny how different a band they sound like on XTRMNTR.
    Ah, time.
    Jonsion February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLook at the 1st verse of the song Amazing Grace:

    Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
    That saved a wretch like me....
    I once was lost but now am found,
    Was blind, but now, I see.

    Similarities, right?! Especially: "I was blind, but now I see" and "I was lost, but now I'm found".

    I know next to nothing about primal scream (only that I love the few songs that I know by them!), so I don't really feel like I can comment... but to me ellie's right - it's spiritual.
    GirlsInWhiteDresseson March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThough intentionally ambiguous, the song's generally perceived to be about moving up on drugs.
    The refences to hymns examine drug taking as a religeous experience.

    The whole of Screamadelica is pretty much a drug trip in motion - Movin On Up - Higher Than The Sun - I'm Comin Down. You get the idea.
    movinonupon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeh as was mentioned there are very obvious allusions to the religious hymn "Amazing Grace", but it should also be noted that the recurring line "My light shines on" is an appropriation of the hymn "Let
    Your Light Shine On", also obviously quite spiritual.

    These allusions, combined with the almost church-choir like sounds of the backing vocals gives the song a highly spiritual feel
    vieireson June 13, 2007   Link

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