"Shakin' Street" lyrics - MC5

"Shakin' Street"
(Michael Davis / Wayne Kramer / Fred "Sonic" Smith / Dennis Tomich / Rob Tyner)

Little Orphan Annie and Sweet Sue too
They've been coming around
Gives 'em somethin' to do
Their mamas all warned 'em not to come to town
It got into their blood
Now they gonna get down

Shakin' street it's got that beat
Shakin' street where all the kids meet
Shakin' street it's got that sound
Shakin' street say you gotta get down

Streetlight Sammy decided to make the trip
All the way from New Jersey
On his girlfriend's tip
He pulled into town and met Skinny Leg Pete
Said come here, boy I heard about the streets
I heard about the place where all the kids go
Now, I'm about to flip

I just gotta know about
Well the kids on shakin' street never give in
'Cause all of their lives they've been livin' in sin
You know that they're bad / You know that they're mad
They take for the takin'
They shake for the shakin'
Shakin' Shakin' Shakin'

The folks keep complaining they find it so shockin'
All the kids wanna do is just keep on rockin'
They ain't got no time to think about stoppin'
They gotta get down and do a little stompin'
Now Sally Baker wants to shake her shaker
And Bobby C. says he's gonna take her to
Shakin' street...