Move On Up

After this week’s Democratic National Convention, what choice is better than Curtis Mayfield singing “Move On Up”?

We, the people…whether we’re we the “you people“, we the “blah people” or we the “those people“, we’re ready to move on up and move forward.

 


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Move On Up” is a song by Curtis Mayfield from his 1970 debut album Curtis.

Lyrics:

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
Just 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 past the test

Move on up!