Who Sang How Can Poor Men Stand Such Times and Live? UB40

UB40 Getting Over the Storm cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Reggae
Lyrics
Wake up in the morning, pump this in your stereo
In your car or blaze this in your disco
People look confused, what is this yo
Hip-Hop, a little bit a Reggae in it

This one is for those who like the old school
They tried to hit on us in the school hall
Lets take it back to base and give it
Check this out, let me tell you how to do it

[Chorus x2:]
Let your body work, can you feel it jerk?
This one gonna make you move 'til your body hurts
We gonna dance until the morning light

Twist, shake, rattle n roll and keep it jiggy jiggy
All my girls them low and keep it freaky freaky
Let it loose. let it go when I spin it
Mister DJ, can you turn it up a little?

Get up off the wall and stop your posing
[?] stand there looking frozen
Come bust a move, the club is closing
Check this out now, let me tell you how to do it

[Chorus x2:]
Let your body work, can you feel it jerk?
This one gonna make you move 'til your body hurts
We gonna dance until the morning light

Break it down
This one is making me silly, it makes me jump around
Get down
People get on your feet; I don't want you sitting down
Break it down
Let's start the winding, start the grinding, let's just jump around
Get down
Cos good music always comes back around

Ask your grandmother and grandfather about this
How they were twisting and shaking when they first heard this
40 years later now they're back on the play list
We recycle it and now we're back in business

[Rap:]
We put this back in the pot
And now we're stirring it up
We add the sugar and a spice
And now we're making it hot
And now we're running your city
And yes we're running your block
[?]
And we're never gonna stop, so just...

[Chorus x4:]
Let your body work, can you feel it jerk?
This one gonna make you move 'til your body hurts
We gonna dance until the morning light

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Midnight Rider
  • 2 I’m Pretty Sure That’s Just What’s Killing Me
  • 3 Getting Over the Storm
  • 4 Blue Bilet Doux
  • 5 If You Ever Have Forever in Mind
  • 6 Crying Time
  • 7 How Will I Get Through This One
  • 8 He’ll Have to Go
  • 9 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • 10 I Did What I Did
  • 11 On the Other Hand
  • 12 How Can Poor Men Stand Such Times and Live
  • 13 I Didn’t Know That I

  • Release information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin