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Get Down Moses
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros Lyrics


Once I got to the mountain top, everywhere I could see
Prairie full of lost souls running from the priests of iniquity
Where the hell was Elijah
What do you do when the prophecy came was true

You cannot take the walls of Jericho
Put your lips together and blow
To the very top
Sayin' the truth crystallizes it like jewels in the rock, in the rock

Get down Moses - part another sea
Carve another tablet out of L.S.D.
Get down Moses - out in Tennessee
Get down Moses - down in the street
The blood washing down all the gravel to our feet
Get down Moses - down in the pit

Lying in a green, cross bound field
Crashing on a downtown strip
Looking in the eyes of the diamonds and the spies and the hip
Who's sponsoring the crack ghetto
Who's lecturing who's in the know and in the don't know

You better take the walls of Jericho
Put your lips together and blow
Goin' to the very top
Where the truth crystallizes like jewels, in the rock, in the rock

Get down Moses - from the eagle eyrie
You gotta to make new friends out of old enemies
Get down Moses - back in Tennessee
Get down Moses - down with the dreads
They got a lotta reasoning in a dread head
Get down Moses - down in the street
Get down Moses

Get down Moses - part another sea
Carve another tablet out of L.S.D.
Get down Moses - out in Tennessee
Get down Moses - down in the street
The blood washing down all the gravel to our feet
Get down Moses - down in the pit
Get down Moses
Get down Moses
Get Down Moses

We need to eat, we gotta chew it over with our wisdom teeth
Get down Moses

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Joe Strummer, Martin Slattery, Scott Shields, Simon Stafford

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andres cepeda

Once I got to the mountain top, tell you what I could see,
Prairie full of lost souls running from the priests of iniquity
Where the hell was Elijah?
What do you do when the prophecy game was through?
We gotta take the walls of Jericho
Put your lips together and blow
To the very top
They say the truth crystallizes like jewels in the rock, in the rock
Get Down Moses - part another sea
Carve another tablet out of L.S.D.
Get Down Moses - out in Tennessee
Get Down Moses - down in the street
The blood is washing down all the gravel to our feet
Get Down Moses - down in the pit
Lying in a dream, cross battle field,
Crashing on a downtown strip,
Looking in the eyes of the diamonds and the spies and the hip
Who's sponsoring the crack ghetto?
Who's lecturing? Who's in the know and in the don't know?
You better take the walls of Jericho
Put your lips together and blow
Goin' to the very top
Where the truth crystallizes like jewels, in the rock, in the rock
Get Down Moses - from the eagle's aerie
We gotta to make new friends out of old enemies
Get Down Moses - back in Tennessee
Get Down Moses - down with the dreads
They got a lotta reasoning in a dreadhead
Get Down Moses - down in the street
Get Down Moses
Get Down Moses - part another sea
Carve another tablet out of L.S.D.
Get Down Moses - out in Tennessee
Get Down Moses - down in the street
The blood is washing down all the gravel to our feet
Get Down Moses - down in the pit
Get Down Moses
Get Down Moses
Get Down Moses
We need to eat, we gotta chew it over with our wisdom teeth
Get Down Moses



All comments from YouTube:

Chloe Donnelly

My dad used to play this album in the house when I was a kid. I still love it so much, these songs hang around my dreams and creep into my mind when it's otherwise occupied, like washing dishes or something. My dad wasn't always a great dad, but to me, the essence of his best self lives in this album.

Victor Morgado

good daughter///

cathy macinnis

Had a chance to drink a couple of pints with him in Boston..What a true intellect first class all the way...

Chris Regalia

at foleys after his show at the roxy ?

W Peter Wood

GTFOH For real That must have been some shit I probably would have been crying out of happiness for a minute Did you or he even mention The Clash?

Elizabeth Del Naja

Cathy Macinnis, that's so awesome, love Joe.

JMA

cathy macinnis thats awesome, would love to have met him

Connie Zed

Joe Strummer left us a beautiful legacy of music. Hope you're continuing to discover and share it.

edshu33

I'm hearing this for the first time right now, and I feel AMAZING.

john scialfa

me too

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