MOVE
Beyoncé Lyrics


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DREAMETTES: Move, move!
Move right out of my life!
Move, move!
Move right out of my life!

EFFIE WHITE:
You better move Youre steppin on my heart
I said move Youre tearing it apart, please move! Ohhh, what am I gonna do, my heart is breaking breaking up over you Youve got a such magnetic power
That just keeps holding me down I feel just like a flower
You sure keep me stuck in the ground ground ground
ohhh move

DREAMETTES: Move, move!
Move right out of my life!
Move it, move it!
Out of my life!
Move, move!
Move right out of my life!
Move it, move it!
Out of my life!
Move, move!
Move right out of my life!

EFFIE WHITE:
You are so horribly Satanic
The way you lead me around I feel just like the Titanic Im always going down, down, down, down! yeah
Youre steppin on my style! yes you are I said move
I wanna breathe for a while
Ohh, baby!
Hey baby!
Yeah outta my life!
Theres too much pain and strife




So why dont you pack it up and move it, Take the cat, kit, and caboodle Take your broken down car Your smelly cigar And just move right outta my Move right outta my life! DREAMETTES: Please move, move, move, move,
Please move, move, move, move(continue in background)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Move" by Beyoncé are sung by a character named Effie White who is expressing her desire for her lover to leave her life because of the pain and heartache they have caused her. The Dreamettes, who are her backup singers, provide backup vocals throughout the song, emphasizing her plea for her lover to move out of her life. Effie tells her lover that their magnetic power keeps holding her down like a flower planted in the ground, and that they are tearful tearing her heart apart. She accuses her lover of being Satanic and always leading her around like the Titanic that is always going down, down, down. Effie concludes by asking her lover to take the cat, kit, and caboodle, and move out of her life because there is too much pain and strife.


The song "Move" was originally written by Luther Dixon and Billy Davis for the girl group The Shirelles, and it was released in 1963 as a B-side to their hit song "Baby It's You." In 2006, the song was featured in the musical film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls," which starred Beyoncé as Deena Jones. Beyoncé played a fictionalized version of Effie White in the film, which was set in the 1960s Motown era. The film was critically acclaimed and earned Beyoncé a Golden Globe for Best Actress.


Line by Line Meaning

Move, move!
The Dreamettes are urging someone to move out of their lives.


Move right out of my life!
The Dreamettes want someone to completely leave their lives.


You better move, you're steppin' on my heart
Effie White is telling someone to leave because they are causing her a lot of emotional pain.


I said move, you're tearing it apart, please move!
Effie White is begging someone to move out of her life because they are causing her heart to break.


Ohhh, what am I gonna do, my heart is breaking breaking up over you
Effie White is deeply upset about the situation and is not sure what to do.


You've got such magnetic power that just keeps holding me down
Effie White feels trapped and unable to move on from this person.


I feel just like a flower, you sure keep me stuck in the ground, ground, ground
Effie White feels like she is unable to grow or move forward with this person in her life.


You are so horribly Satanic, the way you lead me around
Effie White thinks that this person is leading her astray and causing her to sin in some way.


I feel just like the Titanic, I'm always going down, down, down, down!
Effie White feels like she is sinking and that this person is dragging her down with them.


You're steppin' on my style! Yes, you are!
Effie White feels like this person is hindering her style and making it difficult for her to be herself.


I wanna breathe for a while, ohh, baby!
Effie White wants some space to breathe and not feel suffocated by this person.


Hey baby!
Effie White is calling out to this person.


Theres too much pain and strife, so why don't you pack it up and move it,
Effie White has had enough of the pain and problems that come along with this person and wants them to leave.


Take the cat, kit, and caboodle, take your broken down car, your smelly cigar
Effie White wants this person to take all their belongings and things that remind her of them when they leave.


And just move right outta my move right outta my life!
Effie White wants this person to move out of her life for good.


Please move, move, move, move, please move, move, move, move
The Dreamettes are continuing to urge this person to move out of their lives.




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