"Moves" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
I believe
You've had something that's mine
All this time
Slow to singalong crawl
Fork it over

I live among
The alarms, where I trip
Where they sing
Slow to singalong crawl
They come over

Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Up the hill
Goes the time, rides the beat
Of my step
Slow to singalong crawl
Undiscovered

And all the years
At quarter speed, haloed and
Trembling clean
Slow to singalong crawl
Turning over

Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Slow down, ladies
Slow down now

These things get louder
These things get louder

The live alarms
And your true villain love
Are kept at bay
Slow to singalong crawl
Like you wrote it

Will the beams
Be broke and crossed, motion sense
It's our heat
Slow to singalong crawl
It's not over

Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Slow down, ladies
Slow down now

These things get louder
These things get louder

Slow to singalong crawl
Slow to singalong crawl

You will find moves
You will find moves
You will find moves
You will find moves
You will find moves
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh


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"Moves" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the last line is "You with all your moves".
    sam99fosteron May 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionI hear the lyrics as:

    I believe
    You have something that's mine
    All this time
    Slow to sing along crawl
    Fork it over

    I live among
    The alarms, where I trip
    Where they sing
    Slow to sing along crawl
    They come over

    Up the hill
    Goes in time, rides the beat
    Of my step
    Slow to sing along crawl
    Undiscovered

    And all the years
    At quarter speed, haloed and
    Trembling clean
    Slow to sing along crawl
    Turning over

    Slow down, ladies
    Slow down, ladies

    These things get louder
    These things get louder

    The lava alarms
    And your true villain love
    Are kept at bay
    Slow to sing along crawl
    Like you wrote this

    Will the beams
    Be broke and crossed, motion sense
    It's our heat
    Slow to sing along crawl
    It's not over

    Slow down, ladies
    Slow down, ladies

    These things get louder
    These things get louder

    Slow to sing along crawl
    Slow to sing along crawl

    You will find moves
    JoeBobJoeBobon May 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAt first I thought this was about a thief stealing something that he thought should be his. Then I listened to the last line very carefully, and heard "You have my moves." The whole meaning of the song then changed.

    Now I think it probably means that somebody took the singer's significant other, and he wants to take her back.
    thequuxon June 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteasily one of my favorites off the new album. it's catchy, and i just can't help but to sing along.
    ialwayssingalongon July 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI really don't think those are the lyrics. I'm getting this... and I don't know if the word is "come" either. This is the best I got. Might be "call" or "crawl". I think come makes the most sense lyrically though.

    I believe
    You’ve had some-
    Thing that’s mine
    all this time
    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”
    Fork it over.

    I live among
    the alarms
    Where I trip
    Where they sing
    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”
    Hey come over.

    Up the hill
    Goes the time
    Righteous beat
    of my step
    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”
    Undiscovered.

    And all the years
    At quarter speed
    Haloed at
    trembling cleat
    Slowed to a sing along, “come.”
    Turning over.

    Slow down ME
    Slow down

    These things get louder
    These things get louder

    The live alarms
    And your true
    Villain loved
    Are kept at bay
    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”
    Like you wrote this.

    Will the beams
    Be broken cross
    Motion sense
    It’s our heat
    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”
    It’s not over.

    Slow Down Me
    Slow Down

    These things get louder
    These things get louder

    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”
    Slowed to a sing along, “Come!”

    You with my moves


    rodbymon April 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok after listening more I have corrections.

    Slow down (please?)
    Slow down

    it's broken up because these are what the alarms are saying. They are mimicing the sound of alarms.

    Then it says these things get louder, as by saying the alarms are getting louder.

    I think it is saying, slowed to a sing along call.

    That is why it is the repetative rhythmic portion. This is so you can feel the sing alongness.

    This is also why the oh, oh, oh, oh part is in there.

    Obviously it is all mediphoric, but I would think the "oh, oh, oh, oh" part is the actual alarms (even though they don't exist) and the "Slow down Please" is what he is interpreting.

    Like the song says "slowed to a sing along" this is why that line is scattered everywhere, to make them sing along. They can be removed without loosing context. What is left should be the meaning.

    Also at the end, it probably does say, "you will find moves"
    The alarms are what find moves so I suppose this is the big part of the song where you realize that you, the listener, and all people are the alarms. He feels that we are all telling him, or society is telling him to slow down. Hense, "I live among the alarms"

    I believe
    You’ve had some-
    Thing that’s mine
    all this time
    Fork it over.

    I live among
    the alarms
    Where I trip
    Where they sing
    Hey come over.

    Up the hill
    Goes the time
    Righteous beat
    of my step
    Undiscovered.

    And all the years
    At quarter speed
    Haloed at
    trembling cleat
    Turning over.

    The live alarms
    And your true
    Villain loved
    Are kept at bay
    Like you wrote this.

    Will the beams
    Be broken cross
    Motion sense
    It’s our heat
    It’s not over.

    You will find moves.

    So here is the break down. The song is about his music carrer and life. We are the alarms. He wants us to trip and bring people to him to better his music carrer, (maybe.) He wants to get his music out. That sort of thing.

    where they trip. where they sing "hey come over" This is you.
    ritcheous beat of my step, undiscovered. this is him not being discovered as a musician or more

    But the alarms are saying "Slow Down Please."
    I think this is a generalization of our society. Even getting a building permit is the slowest thing in the world. He is pushing ahead and the faster he goes the slower he is told to go. He feels like he is moving at quarter speed, and although he is loved for his music and we would love to hear more, He is the villain and is kept at bay.

    The last part is saying that even if he trips the "alarms" he wont give up.

    I imagine he is having trouble with the bureacracy of his music carrer. Maybe he is having trouble supporting his music carrer because of free downloaded music and that is the "hey come on over" part. People telling others but he isn't getting anything for it. "like you wrote this" and the download websites are he true villans alternately the music industry.

    Also could just be society in a more general term, or trying to do all the day to day of getting copywrites, copywriting images for cd labels. Getting art for the labels. etc.

    hopefully this is enough to get everyone thinking.


    rodbymon April 17, 2011   Link

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