"Move On Up" as written by and Curtis Mayfield....
Hush now child and don't you cry
Your folks might understand you by and by
Move on up towards your destination
You may find from time to time complications

Bite your lip and take a trip
Though there may be wet road ahead
You cannot slip
So move on up and peace you will find

Into the steeple of beautiful people
Where there's only one kind
So hush now child and don't you cry
Your folks might understand you by and by

Just move on up and keep on wishing
Remember your dreams are your only schemes
So keep on pushing take nothing less not even second best
And do not obey you must have your say you can pass the test

Move on up

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"Move On Up" as written by Curtis Mayfield

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    General CommentI like the original by Curtis Mayfield but the Jam's version is much more exciting. Paul Weller delivers a great vocal on the Jam's best cover.
    Boss Manon July 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe Jam introduced me to brilliant artists such as Curtis mayfield. Back as an angry young teen The Jams raw covers of old soul classics was more appealing but in my older age Curtis Mayfields Move On Up is definately in my top 5 ever songs. When you are down and deppressed just listen to the words and you won't need prozac to lift you up again.
    Mojo Workingon August 01, 2006   Link

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