Shut down M.O.V.E.
By police state.
Forty-five police storm Powellton village,
Government sanctioned rape and pillage.
Friendly fire kills officer dead,
The M.O.V.E. nine are framed up instead.
One dead cop, one officer's gun,
(One) Unjust system is yet undone.
In spite of efforts dissipated,
Until the movement was incinerated.

May thirteenth,
Eleven people
Burned alive.
They dropped the bomb after liquid was doused
To smoke out the family and burn up the house.
Sights trained on exits, the police wait,
A firing squad for those who fight to escape.
M.O.V.E. fought against exploitation,
The states injustice and their oppression.
For these crimes that the city pigs created
The Afrika's were incinerated.

Sentenced to be... incinerated.
Sentenced to be... incinerated.

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    General CommentThe 4 or so minute long piano piece at the end of this song on the LP is amazing
    mogwinon January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMOVE is an organization formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1972 by John Africa (Vincent Leaphart) and Donald Glassey. It was described by CNN as: A loose-knit, mostly black group whose members all adopted the surname Africa, advocated a "back-to-nature" lifestyle and preached against technology. They also disrupted meetings and lectures by personalities as varied as Jane Fonda and Buckminster Fuller.

    A little insite for you.

    Yay for copy and paste!!!
    poolhallXjunkieon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Leftover Crack song.
    Rock the 40 oz is my 2nd. I wrote these lyrics on my wall and my mum freaked and insisted I went to a mental institution because she over reacted about the rape and pillage and so forth. Silly mum! She thought I was a sick person for liking such a song. She thinks I like it for all the wrong reasons!
    Go figure! I
    diextogether13on May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is really the only LoC song i seriously hate, i think this song sucks. maybe has a good meaning to the lyrics, but explain to me how this can be your favorite Leftover Crack song. I would like to know
    punxOmemphison May 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so intense. punx0memphis, you should open your mind a little, i used to not like it, but it fits the story-telling perfectly.
    BlackLungFeveron May 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti guess the parts without the double-pedal are alright but compared to most LoC songs, i dont think this is too great, the bass and the violins kinda make it a little depressing, but i guess the song is about people dying, and that is depressing
    punxOmemphison June 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou people are idiots! How do you not like this song? It chills my fucking spine every time I listen to it, but not because of stza's lovely vocals, but because of what he's saying and how it correlates with the actually instances of MOVE and the police encounters they had. The lyrics themselves are so intense, and the insanely brutal music just floods so much more emotion into song. Frankly, this song is beautiful! I cannot think of a better way they could have finished such an incredible album. The way they open up to it, when stza first screams, the piano at the end even is fascinatingly fantastic.

    What this song is about is the nine MOVE members who were imprisoned for shooting a local police officer. Thing is, by the angle from which he was shot, reasons indicate that he was shot by a fellow police officer, but the members of MOVE were blamed instead, but not just the one who supposedly killed the cop, but all nine for committing one crime. They'll be released nest year in 2008 after having been imprisoned for 30 years. The other instance described in this song is when the members were bombed with C4 and then fired at when they tried to escape from the fire. Some members were seriously effected with long-term illnesses or diseases due to the bombing. Anyways, both of these are some of the best examples of police brutally and even government corruption that I have ever looked into. Anyone who's interested in further detail of what actually happened then check out because they have some very detailed information on the issue.
    WorldInferno67on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlike i said-good song meaning, just not the kinda music sound im into
    punxOmemphison June 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah it's definitely different than most LOC songs, but I still like it a lot.
    CRWon April 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMOVE was a fucked up organization, granted the steps they took in 85 we're absolutely absurd... John had a bunker set up ON THE TOP OF HIS HOUSE... so think about what it feels like to walk down the street with machine guns pointing at you.. because the actions taken were necessary, although a bit too much.

    Fuck This Song.
    ThePoetYouNeverWereon August 26, 2008   Link

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