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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?
Well, what do you do when the prophecy came was true?

(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
You cannot take the walls of Jericho
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Put your lips together and blow
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
To the very top
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Sayin' the truth crystallizes
Like jewels in the rock, in the rock

Get down Moses, part another sea
Carve another tablet out of LSD
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 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?

(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
You better take the walls of Jericho
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Put your lips together and blow
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Goin' to the very top
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Where the truth crystallizes
Like jewels, in the rock, in the rock

Get down Moses, from the eagle eyrie
You gotta to make a new friend 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, part another sea
Carve another tablet out of LSD
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

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

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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?
Well, what do you do when the prophecy came was true?

You cannot take the walls of Jericho
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Put your lips together and blow
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
To the very top
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Sayin' the truth crystallizes
Like jewels in the rock, in the rock

Get down Moses, part another sea
Carve another tablet out of LSD
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 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
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Put your lips together and blow
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Goin' to the very top
(Na na, na-na-na-na-na)
Where the truth crystallizes
Like jewels, in the rock, in the rock

Get down Moses, from the eagle eyrie
You gotta to make a new friend 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, part another sea
Carve another tablet out of LSD
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.

Sophie K

Wonderfully said

Victor Morgado

good daughter///

Connie Zed

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

Jesus Rios

The best thing a man can do is end on a high note, and this is exactly that... We'll miss ya Joe...

Rafael Bloomberg

Amazing song, amazing man, and amazing documentary: "The Future is Unwritten." He lives on in our hearts and minds, fomenting inspiration and the unrest necessary... to Create. Go Joe, march on in where you're at, bringin' down them walls.

edshu33

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

heavy671

me 2 damn!

john scialfa

me too

Joe Stunner

My favourite Mescaleros track. Ten years today since Joe moved on, yet he's still as burning an inspiration as ever. Never forgotten…

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