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Move To The City

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Move To The City

Post by Soulmonster on Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:06 am


MOVE TO THE CITY
Album:
Lies, song no. 3.
Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, track no. 3.

Written by:
Izzy Stradlin, Del James and Chris Weber.

Musicians:
Vocals: Axl Rose; lead Guitar: Slash; rythm guitar: Izzy Stradlin; bass: Duff McKagan; drums: Steven Adler.

Live performances:
This song came from Hollywood Rose and has been used regularly up until 1992. It has not been played since then. In total it has, as of {UPDATEDATE}, at least been played {MOVESONGS} times.
Lyrics:
You pack your bags and
       You move to the city
       There's something missin' here at home
       You fix your hair and
       You look real pretty
       It's time to get out on your own
       You're always fightin' with your mama and your papa
       Yo' family life is one big pain
       When ya gonna move to the city
       To the city where it all began
     
You gotta move you gotta move
       Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
       You gotta move

You stole your mama's car
       And your daddy's plastic credit card
       You're sixteen and you can't get a job
       You're not goin' very far
       You're always ridin' with the teachers and the police
       This life is much too insane
       When are you, you gonna move to the city
       To the city where it all began
     
You gotta move you gotta move
       Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
       You gotta move

     To the city
       With the real nitty gritty
       Aw child ain't it a pity
       Sometimes it gets too shitty
       Come on and hit me

You're on the streets and it ain't so pretty
       At least you get ta do what you please
       You do what you gotta do for the money
       At times you end up on your knees
       I'm always buyin'with local desert junkies
       This city life is one big pain
       But you, you had to move to the city
       To the city where it all began

You gotta move you gotta move
       Ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma
       You gotta move

     To the city
       With the real nitty gritty
       Aw child ain't it a pity
       Sometimes it gets too shitty
       Come on and hit me


Quotes:
One of the staples in our early sets was a tune called 'Move To The City,' which was eventually recorded for our Live! Like A Suicide EP. We always heard that song the way it was recorded - with a horn section. And sometimes, even at the smallest venues, where we could barely all fit in the backstage area, we put together a few brass instruments to come onstage for the song. I recruited my brother Matt, who played trombone, to be part of the horn section [Duff' autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 88-89].

This is a song about coming to L.A. This is a song called 'Move to the City' [The Troubadour, June 6, 1985].

This is a song dedicated to anybody that got tired of wherever the fuck they were and moved to a big city such as L.A. This is called, 'Move to the City' [Madame Wong's East, July 4, 1985].

Talking about the time when he entered the band: Izzy and Axl already had some songs, and the other guys knew them: "Think About You," "Anything Goes," "Move To The City," "Shadow of Your Love," and "Don't Cry." And we did sped-up punk versions of the Stones' "Jumpin' Jack Flash" and Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" [Duff's autobiography, "It's So Easy", 2011, p. 59].

'Move to the City' performed live in Tokyo in 1992:

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