Keep on Moving
Bob Marley Lyrics


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Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

I've been accused for the killin'
Lord knows I didn't do
For hangin' me, they are willin', yeah, yeah
And that's why I've got to get on through
Lord, they're coming after me (a-one more time)

Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

(Now, listen) I've got two boys and a woman
They're just gonna suffer now
Lord, forgive me for not goin' back
But I'll be there anyhow
I'll be there anyhow (one more time)

(I say) Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

Now, maybe someday I'll find a piece of land
Somewhere not by near anyone
Then I'll send for my love, love, love, love, sweet woman
And my two grown-up son
My two grown up-son (yeah, yeah, yeah)




(I say now) Lord I've got to keep on moving

Overall Meaning

In Bob Marley's song "Keep On Moving," the singer expresses a sense of urgency to keep moving and avoid being found. He claims to have been falsely accused of a killing and notes that he is being pursued for it. Despite being willing to face the consequences, he has two boys and a woman to think about who will suffer if he is caught. The singer's desire to escape and find a peaceful space is evident in the lyrics, where he talks about wanting to find a land far away where he can send for his "sweet woman" and two "grown-up sons."


The song has a simple message of survival in the face of imminent danger. The singer cannot stay in one place since the authorities are after him. Therefore, he has to keep moving to stay alive. It also highlights the consequences of false accusations and the toll they can have on someone's life. The theme of love and family is also present in the song, with the singer willing to sacrifice his freedom to protect his family from suffering. The lyrics are open to interpretation as they offer a universal message of resilience in the face of adversity.


Line by Line Meaning

Lord, I've got to keep on moving
I must keep going and not stop in one place for too long


Lord, I've got to get on down
I need to move forward and leave my current situation behind


Lord, I've got to keep on moving
I have to keep moving to stay out of sight and protect myself


Where I can't be found
I need to go somewhere where no one can locate me


Lord, they're coming after me
Someone is chasing me and wants to harm me


I've been accused for the killin'
I have been blamed for someone's death, but I am innocent


Lord knows I didn't do
I swear to God that I did not commit any crime


For hangin' me, they are willin', yeah, yeah
They are eager to execute me even though I am not guilty


And that's why I've got to get on through
I must keep moving to avoid being captured and punished unfairly


I've got two boys and a woman
I have a family who will suffer if I get caught or killed


They're just gonna suffer now
My loved ones will face hardship and pain because of my predicament


Lord, forgive me for not goin' back
God, please pardon me for not returning to face a false accusation


But I'll be there anyhow
I will support and take care of my family even if I am not physically present


Now, maybe someday I'll find a piece of land
Perhaps one day, I will discover a safe and peaceful place to settle down


Somewhere not by near anyone
A location far away from other people where I can live without fear of being caught


Then I'll send for my love, love, love, love, sweet woman
When I find that place, I will summon my beloved partner to join me


And my two grown-up son
My adult sons will be reunited with me in this place of refuge




Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Bob Marley

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Ricardo Lugo

Oh uh oh, empujen hacia el frente

Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Señor, tengo que seguir avanzando
Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Donde no me puedan encontrar
Donde no pueda ser hallado
Señor, ellos vienen tras de mí

He sido acusado en mi misión
(El sol está saliendo)
Jah sabe que yo no lo hice
Para ahorcarme están dispuestos
Y por eso es que tengo que seguir derecho
Señor, ellos vienen tras de mí

Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Señor, tengo que seguir avanzando
Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Donde no me puedan encontrar
Señor, ellos vienen tras de mí

Se que algún dia encontraremos un pedazo de tierra
En algún lugar alejado de Babilonia
La guerra pronto terminará
Y Africa volverá a unirse
Los niños que vivían en oscuridad
Han visto la gran luz

Tengo dos hijos y una mujer
(El sol está saliendo)
Y yo se que ahora van a sufrir
Jah, perdóname por no volver atrás
Pero allá estaré de cualquier manera
Si, allá estaré de cualquier manera

Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Señor, tengo que seguir avanzando
Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Donde no me puedan encontrar
(Donde no pueda ser hallado)
Señor, ellos vienen tras de mí

Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Señor, tengo que seguir avanzando
Señor, me tengo que seguir moviendo
Donde no me puedan encontrar



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Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

I've been accused for the killin'
Lord knows I didn't do
For hangin' me, they are willin', yeah, yeah
And that's why I've got to get on through
Lord, they're coming after me (a-one more time)

Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

I've got two boys and a woman
They're just gonna suffer now
Lord, forgive me for not goin' back
But I'll be there anyhow
I'll be there anyhow (one more time)

Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

Now, maybe someday I'll find a piece of land
Somewhere not by near anyone
Then I'll send for my love, love, love, love, sweet woman
And my two grown-up son
My two grown up-son (yeah, yeah, yeah)

Lord I've got to keep on moving



Ricardo Lugo

"Keep On Moving"

Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

I've been accused for the killin'
Lord knows I didn't do
For hangin' me, they are willin', yeah, yeah
And that's why I've got to get on thru
Lord, they're coming after me (a-one more time)

(I say) Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

(Now, listen) I've got two boys and a woman
They're just gonna suffer now
Lord, forgive me for not goin' back
But I'll be there anyhow
I'll be there anyhow (one more time)

(I say) Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Lord, I've got to get on down
Lord, I've got to keep on moving
Where I can't be found
Lord, they're coming after me

Now, maybe someday I'll find a piece of land
Somewhere not by near anyone
Then I'll send for my love, love, love, love, sweet woman
And my two grown up son
My two grown up son (yeah, yeah ...)

(I say now) Lord I've got to keep on moving ...



All comments from YouTube:

Atman P

Bob has literally gotten me through the most depressing hopeless times of my life. He will forever be a beacon of hope for me and the truth of freedom. Whether I obtain it here in this realm or in another

Flynn Cremin

The irony; he lived at 56 HOPE road

Leonite Ark

tera baap why you think so??

Mysta Legacy

Namaste to yu king/queen ✌🏻❤ Namaste.

Atman P

Leonite Ark you know how you can feel wind/air but you can’t see it. Same goes for vitamins in foods. Emotions yeh, you can’t see the emotion until it’s manifested in a physical vehicle/vessel.
The Wailers choice of lyrics connected with my electric frequencies from the time I was a child up to now. Rebel, child needs protection, chasing bald heads, morning sun, Nd more lyrics too count, it spoke to my soul not my ego, so therefore it skipped past my egotistical feelings of hopelessness and depression and gave my soul not ME, (me is my ego) a nudge to realize this is temporary. It’s only a time. It will move , smile yeh

Atman P

Mysta Legacy Namaste 🙏🏾 💚

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My 3 year old literally loves this version on repeat. He dances, dances, dances! It's his favorite song right now.

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Bob Marley's music is so relaxing and very soothing 😢😢😢😢😢

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This is one of my go to songs whenever I sense that negative energy . Mystic music for mystic times.

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No words to describe how good this song is 💯🔥👍

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