Song Lyric Sunday: “I Can’t Move No Mountains”

I know I just used this in a Battle of the Bands, but when Jim chose “hill/mountain” as the words for the week, I had to use it again, because it’s such a great song.

I’ve used The Free Movement here before, too, at the end of December when I played their 1971 hit “I’ve Found Someone Of My Own.” I really wish they had gotten more attention, because they were really good. This song was written by Robert John and Michael Gately and has been covered many, many times, including Blood Sweat & Tears. From 1973, “I Can’t Move No Mountains.”

The lyrics, from AZLyrics:

Can’t stop the rain or keep the night from falling
Sometimes I just don’t hear you when you’re calling
I’m not a one man band, can’t write no songs about you
Can’t even tell you I’d be lost without you
But I can do things that will keep you smiling
Keep your face warm baby, make you feel like flying
Without to have trying

I can’t move no mountains
No I never said I could
I can’t make you love me
But I’ll make you feel so good
Or I could now

Can’t cool the sun or make a rock give water
Sometimes I treat you like a rich man’s daughter
But I can make your heart pound with desire
Make wonder, baby, how I keep the fire
Taking you higher

I can’t move no mountains
No I never said I could
I can’t make you love me
But I’ll make you feel so good

I can’t move no mountains
I can’t move no mountains

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for February 17, 2019.

11 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: “I Can’t Move No Mountains”

  1. I always liked this song and I learned a little bit more. I love that you always write the lyrics down because I am bad for understanding the words when people sing.

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    1. It’s my understanding that we all need to include the lyrics in the post. I mean, it’s Song Lyric Sunday, that’s kind of the idea. Some people find a video with the lyrics included, but I don’t think it’s the same.

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  2. Agreed, Free Movement was such a great group and deserved so much more exposure. But it was hard to get noticed when powerhouses like the 5th Dimension were dominating the charts. Enjoyed the share. šŸ˜Š

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