Robbie Robertson - Shake This Town Lyrics

Robbie Robertson Storyville cover art
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I see the people standing on the shore
I see a big chief there standing on the shore
I ask my mama what they crying for

I saw a black cloud hanging in the sky
I saw a big black cloud hanging in the sky
And I ask my papa when will it roll by

Oh we're standing on the edge of the world (Ooh)
Oh we're standing
Standing out of here
On the edge of the world (Ooh)

Come on brother (brother) we gonna shake this town
Come on sister (sister, sister) we gonna shake this town (burn it up)
Come on children (children come on) we gonna shake this town
(Down to the ground)

Can't draw no water no more
From the drinking well
Can't grow no corn no more, no more, out here on my land
We're at the mercy, mercy of the government man

And then I followed you (followed you followed you) we did pray
How can you promise me (promise me, promise me)
Come what may
Where you gonna turn to on a judgement day

Oh we're standing on the edge of the world (Ooh)
Oh we're standing
Standing out of here
On the edge of the world (Ooh)

Come on brother (brother, brother) we gonna shake this town
Alright
Come on sister (Sister come on)
We gonna shake this town (Singing alright out loud)
Come on children (Children come on)
We gonna shake this town

Come on brother brother brother
We gonna shake this town
Come on sister sister sister
We gonna shake this town (Shake this town)
Come on children children children
We gonna shake this town
Oh

We're standing (standing, standing)
On the edge of the world
Oh
Oh we're standing (standing out of here)
On the edge of the world

That's the story - That's the story
Small town life - Small town life
And that's the story of - And that's the story of
Of the life - Of the life
And that's the story of - And that's the story of
Small town life - small town life

That's the story (We gonna shake this town)
Small town life
Small town life
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Night Parade
  • 2 Hold Back the Dawn
  • 3 Go Back to Your Woods
  • 4 Soap Box Preacher
  • 5 Day of Reckoning (Burnin for You)
  • 6 What About Now
  • 7 Shake This Town
  • 8 Breakin the Rules
  • 9 Resurrection
  • 10 Sign of the Rainbow


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robbie Robertson
    album: Track 7 in album Storyville
    release date: 1991-9-30
    popularity : 45 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Pop Rock
    length: 5:22
    producer: Stephen Hague, Robbie Robertson and Gary Gersh
    lead vocals: Robbie Robertson
    mixer: Bob Clearmountain
    engineer: Steve Nye
    background vocals: David Baerwald, Mike Mills, Code Blue and The Zion Harmonizers
    guitar: Bill Dillon and Robbie Robertson
    keyboard: Charlie Pollard, Stephen Hague and Garth Hudson
    programming: Stephen Hague and Charlie Pollard
    associate producer: Steve Nye
    bass guitar: Mark Leonard and George Porter, Jr.
    drumset: John “JR” Robinson
    percussion & horn: Rebirth Brass Band
    snare drum: Ginger Baker
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 720642430323
    script: Latin