Family Thing, A (1996) Movie Script

Now, let me run this by you
one more time real slow
so you can understand it.
If you rent a piece of equipment,
you are liable for it
if you bust it.
I don't think I'm responsible for faulty
equipment. The thing just flew apart.
I didn't rent it to you
to bust up a building.
It's none of your business
what I rented it for.
I paid good money. I'm the customer,
and I'm not being treated like one.
It damn well is my business.
I own this place,
and every piece
of equipment in it.
And you ain't gonna cost me
any money, by God. Yes, ma'am.
Where'd you say you were
from again? Wisconsin.
Wisconsin? There's
your trouble, Junior.
I've never seen a damn yankee yet
could operate more than a wheelbarrow.
I paid the rental,
and that's all I'm paying.
Earl, it's aunt Ruby on the phone.
Tell her I'll call her back.
It's about granny.
She's fixing to...
it's almost time.
Oh. Come on, daddy.
Let's go to the house.
Lock up, Sonny.
Where you going? Let's get this settled.
We're closing up.
I got things to take care of
- besides hoohahing with you. - Well,
I'm not leaving until we get it settled.
I'll talk to you tomorrow.
You better sign something
saying I'm not responsible.
You comin'? I'm locking this door. I'm
not leaving till you sign something.
Very funny.
Unlock this door!
Hear me?
Hey! Get back here!
She's been talking
out of her head, Earl.
She's been calling for you.
All right.
Why don't you make some
coffee or something?
That crying ain't helping any.
Carrie, how you feeling?
Tolerable, I reckon.
How you all doin'?
I'm kind of down in my back,
but I reckon I'll do.
You want me to get you
something or other to eat?
Naw. I don't feel much
like eatin' nothin'.
I seen your daddy today,
Daddy's dead, granny.
No, he ain't no such a thing.
He's out there in the back,
building me a little ol' shed
to keep things in.
Carrie, I'm gonna get
me some coffee.
You want some?
No. I don't believe I do.
I been kinda thinking
about going to church sunday.
You want to?
All right.
Well, we'll do that.
Reckon why your daddy's
playing I'm all right?
You are all right, mama.
Doctor says you're liable
to live to be 100.
Said you're too ornery to die yet.
You're having a spell, that's all.
You never was too good
at storyin', Junior.
I'm 85 years old.
That's plenty of stayin' alive to do.
You take care of things, Earl.
You do things right.
Yes, ma'am.
I don't want you laying here
some of these days like me
wishing you'd done different.
You done real good, mama.
Real good.
You take care of
your family, Earl.
Yes, ma'am.
Use my memory to help you do that.
I always do. That's the first
thing. I always take care.
That's what you taught me.
I had a dream.
I was hanging a load of wash
on a tree limb down by the river.
Ain't that the silliest thing?
Sheriff just called.
He said some man
called him from the store,
hollering you'd locked him
up inside of it.
Hey, daddy. What's going on?
I bought you a new cap today.
It says "Hunters do it
with both barrels. "
Well, she's gone.
Mama's gone.
Gone to heaven.
So you better call
whoever you're supposed to call, Ruby,
to take care of it.
When's that coffee
gonna be ready?
And when Jesus
came to the place
where Lazarus was buried,
Martha said unto him,
"Lord, if you had been here,
"my brother would not have died.
"But even now I know
God will give you whatever
you ask him. "
Jesus said unto her,
"Your brother will rise again. "
How about you, reverend?
What are you doin' over this way?
Earl, how you doing?
Come on in.
What can I do for you?
Listen, I got this letter your
mama gave me before she passed.
She wanted me
to wait a few days
and then give it to you.
What is it?
Well, I hadn't looked at it,
and she didn't tell me.
She just told me
to give it to you
and not anybody else.
"It's private," she said.
Thank you.
Well, I better go.
I got rounds to make.
Roy Bailey's in the hospital
with his gall bladder,
and I got to see him.
I'll see you later on, then.
I'll see you sunday.
Well, we'll see.
See ya.
Daddy, turn that thing off.
It's gonna be a hot one, Junior.
Brother Conners just
brought me this letter
that mama wrote to me
before she passed.
A letter?
From your mama?
Yes, sir.
I'm gonna read it to you.
It says, "Dear Earl...
"when you read this letter,
"I pray I'll be in heaven
with our dear Lord
"if he's willing to have me there.
"I done it this way because
I could not face you
"to tell you this thing
I need to tell you.
"I guess I could've
not told you at all,
"but I could not take
this to my grave.
"Before I write this thing
to you, "I want you to know
"that I've loved and always loved
you, "and your daddy loves you, too.
"You always heard you
was born in Alabama
"because I went there to
stay with my sick cousin.
"It hurts me to tell you this,
"but that is not the truth of things.
"We had a colored woman named
Willa Mae "that worked for us.
"She was a real nice woman.
"She used to sit and
talk with me a lot.
"I couldn't really have
a colored friend in town,
"but in the house, nobody knew
about it. "She was real smart
"and believed in the good Lord.
"She cried one day and told me
"that your daddy had
been with her a while back,
"but she didn't want to.
"She said she was scared
of him and scared not to.
"I was mad at her for a while
and mad at your daddy,
"but he said he didn't do it,
"and I believed him against her
"until she come up pregnant.
"He had to come up with
the truth because...
she had a white baby. "
"Now... "
Hmm... sheesh.
"Willa Mae is your real
mama by blood, Earl.
"You come up looking white,
so nobody knew the difference. "
Isn't that cute?
"But I always loved you
as my own, Earl.
"Please forgive me.
"If you do, I have a wish
for you to do for me.
"Willa Mae had another boy
before you named Raymond.
"Raymond Lee Murdock.
"They called him point
"'cause when he was little,
he had a pointy head.
Willa Mae was my friend,
and Raymond was your brother. "
"That whole family
was good people to us,
"and they are your family,
"and if you don't ever have
another thought about me
"or look at my picture
or anything,
"I wish the one thing
you would do for me
"is to find your brother
and know him as your family. "
"Willa Mae died having you.
I was right there. "
Oh, Lord.
"She told me that after
you come into this world
"that you was beautiful
"and that she loved you...
"and that she loved you.
"The last I heard,
"Raymond was in Chicago
and was a policeman.
"That's all I ever heard.
"I will always, for eternity,
"love you as my son.
Mama. "
Now, daddy, mama's mind was
going at the end, wasn't it?
I mean, this is all just
a bunch of crazy stuff
she dreamed up.
I mean, did you...
Did you lie in bed
with a nigger woman?
Go ahead and cry
your damn eyes out
'cause I wanna know
who my real mama is.
Is she colored, or is she white?
It's a mess, daddy.
Now, you lied to me
for many years.
You're a sorry son of a bitch.
I love you, but you're sorry.
And this is a mess.
I mean to tell you this is a mess.
So I hardly walk in the door,
and I find out David has
called a big meeting.
And you know how in love David
is with meetings. So, the deal is,
they put in a new computer
system without telling anybody,
and then they expect us
to learn it in five minutes.
I swear, I'm just about
fed up with that place.
Better not quit that job.
Jobs don't grow on trees around here.
Who said anything about
quitting, daddy? I was just...
That's about all you do.
Where's papaw at?
He went to bed already.
Said he was feeling
all wore out, poor thing.
I wasn't complaining, daddy.
I was just talking about my day.
What's the matter with
you, anyways? Nothing.
Just trying to eat
my supper in peace.
That's all.
You blue-eyed nigger.
Where are my blue britches?
In front of your nose.
Earl, what on earth
are you doing?
I told you, I'm taking
a couple days off.
I ain't had a vacation
or been anywhere
since that cousin of yours
married that chiropractor
over there in Shreveport.
Gimme these.
You're gonna wrinkle 'em.
Where are you going?
Well, I don't know exactly.
I'm gonna take my
fishing pole with me,
and maybe I'll do some
fishing somewhere.
What about the shop?
Sonny will take care.
This is about your mama, isn't it?
Yeah, Ruby, I guess it is.
It's about mama, yeah.
Chicago, yeah.
Do you have a listing for
a Raymond Murdock?
It might be listed under
Raymond Lee.
No, ma'am, I don't have a street.
Well, how many Raymonds
are there?
Hell, shit, give me all of them.
Well, I'm sorry to bother you.
Thank you, sir.
Uh, yes, sir, is this Raymond Murdock?
Well, now, are you
the Raymond Murdock
on the police force?
You're not.
How you doin' today?
Doin' all right.
Can I help you?
Where's the main police
station at around here?
There's a bunch of main police
stations. Which one you looking for?
I'm not real sure.
You the guy looking
for Raymond Murdock?
Yes, sir. I understand he's
a policeman or used to be.
He works downtown
at the mayor's office.
Pardon me. You know where I
can find the mayor's office?
Do you have an appointment?
I don't wanna see the mayor.
I'm looking for a policeman named
Raymond Lee Murdock. Ray Murdock?
He's right over there
in that snack bar.
He just went in there
with three other old men
to tell lies and drink coffee.
He's already been out here
lying to me this morning.
Thank you.
Can we do something
for you, sir?
Are you Raymond Murdock?
Does he owe you money
or know your wife?
No, sir, he don't.
Well, then I'm
R- R- Ray Murdock.
Could I talk to you
for a minute?
Go ahead. I mean somewhere
else besides here?
I'm on my break now.
What's it got to do with?
Well, it's a personal thing.
It's a family thing.
Be right back.
Ok, now.
I don't really know where
to start telling you this.
Just start moving your mouth and
see what comes out. Yeah, well...
You're the Ray Murdock
from Arkansas, ain't ya?
That's right.
My name's Earl Pilcher.
I know who you are.
What do you want from me?
How'd you know who I was?
I just know.
what do you want from me?
My mother wanted me
to look you up.
Are you trying to be funny?
No, no, not at all. No, sir.
See, my mother just passed on
four or five days ago,
and she left me a letter...
Crazy story about you and me
and your mama and my daddy
and some stuff.
Now, I don't know
why she wanted me
to look you up, but she did.
So I did.
I know the story.
I know all about it.
I know all about
your sorry-ass daddy.
Why'd you think
I'd want to see you?
Like I said,
I did it for my mama.
And if I was you, I wouldn't talk
about my daddy that way.
If you were me,
I think you would.
I see, I see.
I'd like some questions answered.
Look, I'm working now.
I get off for lunch at 1:00.
If you wanna talk for a minute,
Then meet me at the luncheonette.
It's r-r-right around the corner
to the right as you go out the door.
Then you can go back
to Arkansas.
That's what I plan on doing.
So, what do you need to know?
Looks like your mama
did a pretty good job of telling it.
Guess I just had
to see for myself,
or needed to see for myself.
See what, your nigger brother?
Seems like your mama was a...
pretty good woman.
She was.
You know...
I learned to live my life
and pretty much put this
in the back of my mind,
and I lived pretty happy,
I gotta say.
Now you come along
and bring it back to
the front of my mind.
You feel better, Mr. Pilcher?
It's all true, every word of it.
Now you can go back
to Arkansas knowing.
Hope I've helped you out.
that gonna be it, Ray?
Yeah, Jackie, thank you.
One thing I learned
out of all this
is that blood don't mean shit.
I'm not your brother, Mr. Pilcher.
What happened to our
family was wrong.
You were born out of wrong.
You have to live with that.
At least my conscience is clear.
I used to hope your daddy
would burn in hell.
Now I don't waste
my time and energy
giving him a thought.
Coffee's on me.
When I look at you, I see him,
and I can't look at you anymore.
What's so damn funny?
How's it feel, Mr. Pilcher?
How does what feel?
Being colored.
Hey, man, you look like
your truck, boy?
Where'd you get that redneck truck from?
Arkansas, down in God's country.
God's country, huh?
You in God's country right now, boy.
# Yodel-lay-hee-o
Yodel-lodel- layee-doo
# Yodel-layee-o, yodel-layee-o
# I laid your ol' lady, too
I laid your ol' lady, too #
Hey, homes, you know where
you're at, man? Had your mama.
That supposed to be funny?
Had your mama, you hear?
Hey, bag it!
What you wanna do, huh?
Huh? Pull over!
What's going on, fellas,
can't drive?
Need a seeing-eye dog?
You got your keys
in this truck?
None of your damn business where
I got the keys. You got insurance?
Who's gonna pay for this?
Kiss my ass. I need your wallet.
Give me the goddamn wallet.
You heard what he said.
Shoot him. I'll fix your ass.
I'm gonna shoot your ass.
Shoot him!
Come on!
Gimme your wallet!
Come on!
Get up now!
Come on! Let's go!
Let's go, man!
He was pretty out of it
when they brought him in.
He didn't have any I.D. on him,
but we found this in his pocket.
That's you... Raymond Murdock?
Well, yes, ma'am, yes, it is.
Are you his responsible party?
For his bills, I mean.
Mo, ma'am. Listen...
what kind of credit card
do you have, sir?
So he's not too bad off, then?
He's ok to leave?
There's no reason to admit him,
but he's in no shape to
travel for a day or two,
certainly not to Arkansas.
Couldn't you keep him here
until he's r- r-ready to travel?
U mean, for observation or whatever.
Isn't that what you do?
Or until his family
comes to get him?
We can't keep him here.
This place is full.
Like i said, he'll be fine. He shouldn't
go to sleep for10 or 12 hours
because of the concussion.
By the way, he refused to let his family
know where he is. Is that right?
Listen, doctor, I got to go back to work.
They'll release him in few minutes.
Just keep an eye on him for tonight,
and don't let him go to sleep.
This is where you live?
Around here.
Y'all got the same
thing in your town.
You know... niggertown.
Hey, you can lend me $20
if it ain't too much trouble.
What for?
For a motel room. There's
no sense in putting you out.
Shit. You can't get
a motel room in chicago for $20
unless you talking about
one of them hooker places.
That'll do.
No, someone's gotta make
sure you don't fall asleep.
I can take care of myself.
Yeah, you look like it.
You don't have to hold onto me.
I'm not crippled.
Ok, you fall down
and bust your head again.
Ray, who there with you?
Aunt T., I brought somebody
from work home.
He fell down and hurt his head.
He'll be staying here
for a little while.
What's your name, son?
It's Earl.
I won't be staying with you
just for a little bit.
Then I'm leaving,
so I won't put you out.
You ain't puttin' me out none.
Ray! Put him in there in my bed.
I'm sitting in here anyhow.
No, ma'am. He has got to stay awake.
We'll just stay out here
in the front room.
You go on about your business.
You sit on the couch over there.
Raymond, you not getting any
of them loud pictures again
to worry me, are you? Well,
I figure if I play something on the TV,
he'll stay up better.
Hey, everybody stay up better
with them shootin'- and-cussin'
pictures you look at.
If you going to play that mess,
I'm going in my room
and put my earphones on.
I'd rather listen to that old
crazy talk-show republican
than that old nasty-talking,
blowing-up kind of show.
Cook me something or other to eat.
She's a wildcat, Aunt T..
She'll be back here in a minute,
wanting to know if you
want something to eat.
Well, take my advice,
tell her you ain't hungry.
Ever since she went blind,
ain't no telling what she's liable
to put in something to eat.
She'll pepper some greens
lightly with salt
till your eyeballs pop out.
One time,
she brushed her teeth
with preparation h.
Of course, I guess being 88,
she's lucky to have
any of her own teeth to brush.
You boys want me to fix
y'all something to eat?
Uh, no, ma'am. Thank you.
I ate not too long ago.
I appreciate it, though.
Don't worry about us, Aunt T.
Just go on and listen
to your r-r-radio.
I'm feelin' a lot better,
so I'll call my wife
and get her to wire
me some money
so I can buy a plane ticket.
The doctor said you wasn't fit for
traveling for another day or two.
I'll go first thing in the mornin'.
Suit yourself.
I'll leave in the morning, I said.
You don't have to worry about it.
I ain't worried about it.
What are you doing?
Who is that white
man on the couch?
Virgil... What are you
doing waking me up?
I said, who in the hell is that
white man on the couch?
Oh. He's supposed to be there.
He came home with me.
Now, I'll tell you
about it tomorrow.
He'll be gone tomorrow.
Now let me sleep.
Well, where am I supposed
to sleep? That's my couch.
Get in here with me.
Uh-uh. No. no, no.
Then let me sleep, Virgil.
Just, he'll be gone tomorrow.
All right. Now, who's
that guy out there?
He's an old friend of mine.
Shit. You ain't got any
old friends like that.
What do you know?
You don't know everything about me.
So, where do you know him from?
Korea. We were in the marines
together. Oh, come on.
Don't tell me he saved your life.
No. As a matter of fact,
I saved his.
So, what's he doing here?
Well, he's from down south,
and he's up here visiting,
and he got carjacked and hit in the head.
He was carjacked?
Yeah. Some guys stole his truck.
You know how those good ol' boys
are about their trucks.
He's real tore up about it.
Oh, yeah? Well, my neck is real tore up
from sleeping in that damn bathtub.
He got to be out of here today.
Virgil, this is my house,
and I'll have people stay here
if i want to.
You stay here.
Yeah, but I'm family.
Aunt T., you not eating enough.
Want some bacon?
Well, Ray, you know I don't
eat your old burnt-up bacon.
Just crispy.
Daddy, your bacon is always
a step past crispy.
Want to sit over there?
How you feelin' this morning?
Feel pretty good.
You up to traveling?
I'm up to it, yeah.
But I'm going to call my wife
and have her wire me up some money
so I can buy me a plane ticket.
Now, you won't get me in no airplane.
No, lordy.
You a security guard
or something?
I'm a bus driver.
School bus?
For the city.
What are you doing dressed
up to go to work?
I thought you were
working nights.
They got me flip,
flopping all around
so I don't know night from day.
This city has no respect for
its employees. No respect.
Virgil is big on that,
r- r-respect.
You better be glad
somebody in this family is.
Well, maybe you can give me
some r-r-respect lessons
after breakfast.
Now, don't y'all start fussin' again.
Let me eat my watery eggs
and burnt-up toast in peace.
So, daddy says you all were
in the marines together
and he saved your life in Korea.
Well, I was in Korea,
but I wasn't in the marines.
I was in the navy.
Well, so how'd you save his life?
Well, it's what you call a...
A long story.
Well, I'd like to kind of
hear it again myself.
Virgil, would you get that?
Hi, Ann. how ya doin'?
Well, I thought I'd take them
to grant park,
have a picnic or something.
Well, yeah. We can meet there.
Ok. Bye.
Is Ann bringing the girls
over tomorrow? Yeah.
Virgil has got the most
beautiful children.
Daughters, huh?
I got a daughter.
Oh, boy.
It's a real responsibility,
isn't it, having kids?
Yeah, it is.
All right, now, don't start
that shit again. I mean it.
What shit? What are
you talking about?
I'm going to work.
What are you going to do?
It's like talking to a wall.
Well, I know what I'm going to do.
I'm going to get in that kitchen
and cook me up some oatmeal.
Feed this stuff to the cat...
If I had me a cat.
You think the police
will find my truck?
They may find it.
May not be much left of it.
Shoot. Damn.
Have a good trip.
Yeah. Thanks.
And, uh...
Thanks for saving
my life in Korea.
Virgil just wouldn't
understand about you.
I can understand that.
Were you really in Korea?
Oh, hell, yeah. I was
on the Philippine Sea.
That's an aircraft carrier.
When were you there?
Oh, '51, '52.
That's when I was there.
Ain't that some shit?
Good luck.
Tip your hat to Dixie for me.
Yeah. I'll do that.
Hello. It's Earl here.
Oh, Earl.
I was looking for you.
I want you to go
to the store with me.
What for?
'Cause I'm blind as a bat.
That's what for.
Need somebody to help me.
Yes, ma'am.
Well, how you doin'
today, Aunt T.?
Well, I guess I'm doing all right.
How about yourself, Tommy?
Well, ain't no need complaining.
Won't do no good, anyway.
Son, grab one of them
plastic baskets there
by the end of the counter.
Let's get to gettin'.
Get a sack of cornmeal,
and get the yellow meal, now,
and right under it,
get gold medal flour.
All-purpose, not self-rising.
Get two bags of cheetos.
Get the red bags,
not that puffed-up kind.
Tommy, you can slice me up
a pound of bologna
and half a pound of liverwurst.
Son, get two loaves of white bread
and a jar of mayonnaise.
Two loaves.
Get two sticks of butter.
Make sure it's salted.
I don't know why anybody would want
to eat unsalted butter.
Might as well eat vaseline.
Don't have no flavor to it.
That's about all I can think of.
You want anything, son?
No, ma'am. I don't need anything.
I'm leaving. Well, bring it on up there,
put it on the counter, now.
Tommy, you go ahead and ring this up.
Two loaves of bread...
one mayonnaise.
and salted butter, two sticks.
And, Tommy, I want you
to meet my nephew Earl.
He's up here visiting from Arkansas.
He's Ray's brother.
Visiting from Arkansas?
How ya doin', Earl?
Pretty good.
Ray's brother?
Ma'am, how in the world did you
ever come up with something like that?
It's the craziest thing I ever heard of.
You must have been joking around
with your friend or something.
You might as well quit bullshitting me,
Earl Pilcher. I know all
about your half-black ass.
Well, ma'am, I'm not trying to be
funny or nothin', but can't you see,
it don't take no eyes to see.
Now, Ray ain't got
no old white war buddy from Korea
I ever heard about before.
Besides, I heard y'all in there
talking last night. I ain't deaf.
Talkin' about my cooking
and everything else,
hushin' up one another.
And you might as well
stop calling me ma'am
and start calling me Aunt T.
'Cause I'm your Aunt T.
Son, I knew both your mamas,
and they was both good women.
Your mama Carrie had to be
to stay with that man
and put up with his stuff
all them years.
My sister was the sunrise
and the sunset for me.
Now, you can't help
how you was born,
and you can't help
how you was raised.
That's just the way it is,
but I loved my sister,
and you her boy,
and so I love you, too,
and there ain't nothing
you can do about it.
Well, I'd better get back
and call my wife
and get ready to get out of here.
Appreciate y'all's hospitality.
Ooh, I could tell you stories
about your mama that
would-hee hee...
I just wish I could see you
so I could see her in you,
and I know I could.
Well, this has me
all messed up, miss T.
I don't know what to think of it.
I mean, you don't know what
it's like to, you know,
you're right about that.
I don't know what it's like for you.
Nobody ever knows what
it's like for somebody else.
That's always the problem.
Might do you some good
to stay around here
for a while longer.
I'd sure like for you to.
I'd like to know Willa Mae's boy.
See, you ain't fooling me.
I know why you come up here.
I know it probably better than you.
You need to know
your history, son.
Now, let's get on back
before the butter melts
and I get mad, and you don't
want to see me get mad.
Second door to the right.
Bet you never figured you'd
lay eyes on me again.
No, I didn't.
You get robbed again?
No, nothing like that.
I just went down to Western Union,
get some money
my wife sent to me.
Just kind of in the neighborhood,
that's all.
What time your plane leave?
Well, that's the deal.
I got to thinkin' about my truck.
Yeah? What about it?
I got that truck paid off and all,
and I got a lot of
personal stuff in there.
I mean, I got, like,
a damn good rod and reel in there,
so I thought
I'd just stick around
another day or two,
see what the police come up with.
See, if they want me to come in
and identify any suspects or anything.
I mean, if I'm down there in Arkansas,
I just got to turn around
and come right on back up here.
So, you don't think it's a bad idea
for me to stick around
another day or two?
I mean, I don't intend to put y'all out
anymore. I got my own money.
I'll find me a motel
room somewhere.
Maybe you know
of a good one.
What do you say?
I thought you were leaving
town this morning.
I thought I was, too.
Virgil, where are those motels
over on that stripper street?
You're gonna stay in a motel?
Stoney Island Boulevard.
They got a whole bunch of them
over there. Real cheap, too.
No. That's not a good neighborhood.
It's fine. He'll be fine.
Ray, get in here. I need to talk to you.
You, too, Virgil.
I'm going to take a shower.
Want to get out of these clothes.
I said, get in here.
God, what is that?
Ray Murdock, you not
letting that boy go out
to any of them old hooker motels.
He's staying right here like he been doing.
And sleep where,
on the ceiling?
The grandkids are coming over tomorrow.
They'll be here the whole weekend.
It don't matter who's coming.
He can't stay here. I'm tired of him.
Shut up about it.
It ain't none of your business.
Well, I guess it is if he's sleeping,
he's a grown man.
He can take care of himself.
It's not my r- r-responsibility.
It's your responsibility to treat your
own people good. Your own people?
That's your brother in there, Ray,
and you going to treat him like it.
Aunt T., what are
you talking about?
Don't bullshit me, Ray.
I know all about Earl Pilcher
sitting in there on that couch.
That's my sister's boy in there
and your brother and your uncle,
and you're not puttin'
him in the street
with them whoremongers and
head-knockers. How did you know?
That son of a bitch tell you? Hold on.
Wait a minute. Back up here a minute.
What the hell is going on here?
Now, daddy ain't got a brother.
And he's white, Aunt T. What's wrong
with you? Did he tell you?
He ain't told me nothin'.
I'm not an old fool.
Now, tell what?
Now, god damn it,
somebody tell me
what's going on.
Don't you ever take the
name of the lord in vain
in this house.
Yeah, that's your own flesh
and blood sitting in there,
both of you. Now, don't shame this
family and my sister's sweet soul,
putting her little boy out in the street.
Ray, I think you need to get a backbone
and set your son down
and tell him the truth.
That's your daddy's half brother in there,
and if he looks white,
it's 'cause his daddy's white.
I don't know how he look.
I can't see him like you can
and don't need to.
I don't have the blessing of
being able to separate people
by looking at them anymore.
Daddy, you straighten
this mess out fast.
I'm going to take a shower, and when
I come out, I want that man gone,
and I want you to tell me
what this is all about.
You don't tell me, boy.
You don't tell me what I'm going to do.
And it's true what she's
saying, like it or not.
I don't want to hear it, ok?
Y'all are both cracking up.
Now, just straighten it out.
I'm going to take a shower.
I already drove over by Stoney Island,
and I didn't see you.
I know you didn't
have time to get far,
so I figured you were
going the wrong way.
I know I'm goin' the right way.
You hear me?
You're walking right into the bad part.
Keep going the way you're going,
going to get knocked in the head again,
maybe worse.
Listen, my son's talking
out of his ass.
It's my house, and I say
who stays and who goes.
Between you and him, and I ain't deaf,
I heard how much I'm welcome.
We want you to stay.
Now we got to talk, you and me.
I don't really give a shit to talk to you.
I might as well be on Mars
as to be up here with y'all people.
What do you mean, "Y'all people"?
Don't give me that "Black me" shit.
Get out of my way before
I knock you on your butt.
Don't threaten me, you old fool.
Get in the car. Kiss my ass!
You get in your damn car.
You know, I'm trying
to be nice to you.
You're not making it easy.
I don't aim to make it easy.
I don't give a shit. And your
boy don't want me around,
he can kiss my ass.
He can kiss mine, too.
I make the rules in my house.
Yeah, well, you don't enforce 'em too good.
Aw, fuck you!
Fuck you! You want
me to call the police?
No, ma'am.
We're just, uh,
we're just talkin'.
You don't ever think anything's funny,
do you? No. Not anymore.
I don't have a lot to laugh about.
Yeah, poor, pitiful black you, huh?
You got a smart mouth, don't you?
I ought to knock you on your
butt again. Yeah, sure.
You didn't do it the first time.
Where are you now? Look at you.
To hell with you.
Ho on, then, if you so rough.
I was just trying to help you.
I don't know why.
'Cause you're scared of
your blind aunt, I guess.
Yeah, well, go on.
Be a big man.
I will.
I'm not afraid of you
or any other nigger on the street.
I didn't mean it like that.
There's only one way to mean it.
If you need help, don't call me.
I'm through helping you.
Fine with me.
Yeah. Don't need his help.
He's somebody, somebody big.
Well, he can kiss my ass.
Yeah, Pop is here.
Pop, say hello.
Aunt Frances,
guess who else is here.
Uncle Russell's here.
Yeah, here he is.
No, there's no gene here.
Ok. That's ok.
Hey, aunt Frances. Yeah.
Yeah, uh-huh.
Oh, cousin Betty was...
Aunt T., quit staring at me.
Now, how am I gonna stare at you?
Uh... uh-huh.
Ah, yeah, uh-huh.
Ray, why don't you leave
your pride on that couch
and go find him?
I ain't studyin' that fool.
Damned old bastard,
messing up my friday night.
The son of a bitch.
How you doing?
Hey! Hey!
Are you the birthday girl?
How old are you?
She's 50 today.
Oh, stop telling the world about it.
I'm sure glad to find some people more
my age. I was starting to think
that nobody but kids
went to bars around here.
Now, are you the husband?
Yes, I am.
I'm sure you're a proud man.
Yeah. Yeah.
Do you care if I, uh...
take her for a spin
on the dance floor,
you know, kind of
a birthday dance?
Uh... look, sir, we're just
trying to celebrate.
James, it's ok.
I'll dance with him.
Just once.
It's your birthday.
Yeah, Frank, hi.
This is Ray Murdock.
How you doing?
Listen, I wonder if you
can do me a favor.
I'm looking for somebody.
Maybe you can just kind of
put the word out.
Yeah. White male.
Earl Pilcher. White male.
Um, about 6'.
Last seen on foot
in the vicinity of 39th and Grand
wearing, uh, blue jeans, plaid shirt,
and a baseball cap.
Oh, yeah, yeah. He walks
kind of bowlegged.
All I'm saying is that they
got all these quotas.
You got to hire blacks and women,
so it discriminates,
if I want a job as a white man,
I can't get it even if
I'm more qualified.
Supposin' I was, that is.
But with me it's even worse,
because I'm black as a
coal miner's drawers,
and I still can't get
on the quota wagon
'cause I look like a white man.
Anyhow, forget all that.
I want to buy a round for the house
to celebrate.
miss, i want to buy
a round for the house.
where's she at?
Is everything all right over here?
Everything's fine, thank you.
Now where'd that gal go?
I want to buy a round
for everybody.
Do you have the money,
my friend?
Yes, of course I got the money.
I had the money.
All right. It's time to leave, my friend.
Let's go.
Get your goddamn hand off of me.
It is time to leave, my friend.
Kiss my ass.
Move it!
Get out of the way,
you son of a bitch!
Hey, yo, man.
What's up?
Well, all right.
Hey, old man, you hear me
talking to you?
You deaf or something?
I'm talking to you.
All right.
Listen, what do you want?
You want this? Yeah?
Ok, hold on.
You want this?
Show me what you got, baby.
Hold on. You want this?
Hey, yo, man. Fuck you.
Fuck you, too.
Who is it, Virgil?
Hold on.
It's a security guard
from the railroad.
I think he's found Earl.
You look like something
the cat drug in.
Yeah, well...
I had a long night.
Well, I want to apologize
for something for yesterday.
I was out of line.
Damn right you were out of line.
Well, I said I was, didn't I?
Anyway, I apologize.
Well, I guess every man's entitled
to make a complete and
total fool of himself
every now and then.
What the hell
you laughing about?
You're not going nuts, are you?
No, no.
I'm all right now,
but last night I believe
I was going out of my gourd.
I think I was hoping
I wouldn't wake up this morning,
but I did.
I did,
and that, I think,
means that the good Lord
wants me to stay up here
and do what I been doing.
You mean looking
for your truck.
Yeah, yeah.
Hey, batter, batter,
batter, batter!
Hey. Wake up, Aunt T.
I ain't asleep.
Well, I see you're
working up an appetite.
Bring any wings?
Oh, yeah.
You know, I only like wings.
I got the wings.
I don't know how come you spending good
money on store-bought chicken anyhow.
There they are, an hour late.
Now don't you start with her, Virgil.
You just mind your business.
Daddy! Daddy! Daddy!
Come here.
Damn, Danielle,
You've gotten bigger since last week.
Me, too! Me, too!
I'm too big, too.
You, too, you, too.
That hurts.
Hi, Ann.
No, it didn't. I'm just kidding.
Sorry we're late, Ray.
You're going to sit here
and eat with us, aren't you?
Oh, no.
This is Virgil's day
with the girls.
Come on. Let's act like
a family for a change.
What do you say, Virgil?
Come on over here and
give me a great big hug.
- I don't mind. - That's settled.
Let's put the feedbags on.
I'm Ann.
Earl. Pleased to meet you.
I really like those pictures
you drew me.
I put them up on the refrigerator.
Thank you.
Yeah. Danielle Murdock-
famous painter.
Maybe you'll get the world
to sit up and take notice
of you someday.
The main thing is being happy.
You don't have to go out
and conquer the world.
Conquering the world
kind of makes you happy.
I know. I been there.
Virgil used to play football.
In high school, he was first team
on the parade all-america team.
Is that right?
What position?
Eide receiver.
Oh. I used to play a little ball.
I mean, I was small,
but I made up for it
by being slow.
You play college ball?
Ohio State.
Buckeyes. Damn, that's big time.
How'd you do there?
His freshman year,
he injured his knee.
No, no, no. I didn't just injure my knee.
I destroyed it.
Doctor said, if I was lucky,
I might be able to walk
without a limp someday.
So... I guess I'm lucky.
Girl, you better get
out of that window
in your pajamas.
People can see you.
I don't care.
Lay down.
Well, you better start caring.
Come on. Get in.
Where's my other pillow?
Here's your other pillow.
Can't we watch TV?
No, you can't watch TV.
I'm turning the lights out.
Those poor children.
Trouble between parents
is always tough on the kids.
You know, I don't
want to say this,
but I believe your boy's
got a chip on his shoulder.
Well, that ought to do you.
In the marines,
I spent many a night
on a cot like that.
Of course, that was
on good nights.
Here you go.
Yes, sir.
You see any action
over there in Korea?
I saw action.
How about yourself?
I was never really under fire.
I was always kind of
sorry about that.
You didn't miss out on nothing.
You have to kill anybody?
I did.
I'm not proud of it.
You ever wounded?
No. Aunt T. Gave me
a rabbit's foot
to take away with me.
Guess it worked.
I never been hurt
in 40 years as a cop either.
Guess the good Lord has seen fit
to keep me out of harm's way.
I've been blessed.
Really blessed.
You know, they say that...
that nobody can
save another person.
That's bullshit.
You can save another person
if they want to be saved,
and I've been saved
by three people in my life.
When my mother died,
Aunt T., she took
r- r-responsibility for me.
And when we moved
up here to Chicago,
she worked 16 hours a day-
cleaning houses,
working in the laundry, whatever.
She made sure that I was never
hungry and I always had shoes.
And she whupped me
when I was bad.
Sh-sh-she saved me.
And then when I got
to be a teenager,
I was too big to be whupped,
so I started getting into trouble.
I stole a car.
I was a car thief.
The cops caught me
and took me before this judge,
and the judge gave me a choice-
prison or the military.
So, I joined the marines,
and the marines
made a man out of me.
Yeah. I was saved by the judge.
Then when I got
out of the marines
and came here to Chicago,
I brought the war with me.
Started drinking,
you know, heavy,
and didn't care
what happened to me.
Then I met my wife,
and it was like opening
the curtain on a dark room.
The sunlight just poured in.
I was saved again by her.
Is she dead?
Eight years.
Didn't mean to go on like that.
I saw you wiping your old
chicken-greasy fingers
on my shirt this afternoon.
Yeah, well, I ran out of napkins.
Ray, come over here.
I want to show you something.
Come on.
You want to show me what?
Now come over here.
I ain't gonna bite you.
I ain't gonna bite you, either.
What do you want?
Come on.
Now, look a-there.
I was never under fire,
but I got wounded.
When I was a fireman
on that flattop,
a fire broke out
in the engine room
when I was fighting it down there one day,
and the engine blew up.
I got this.
Ain't that some shit?
You bet it is.
I still got more metal in that leg
than they make new cars with.
What happened there?
You get that in the explosion, too?
This? Hell, no.
I... no, no. I...
I got this when I was a kid.
It's actually about my first...
my first memory.
I was about 3 years old,
and this little ol' colored kid
threw something at me.
It's coming back,
people of color and all that.
Yeah. This kid...
hit me with a rock right there.
You were coming out of
Burk's grocery store
on Apple street with your daddy.
How'd you know that?
Now, wait a minute now.
Hold on.
You see?
You never knew who I was,
but I knew exactly who you were,
and I hated your half-white guts.
So when I saw you
coming out that store
with that old daddy of yours,
I grabbed that rock, and I just...
did what come natural.
Only bad thing is that
Aunt T. found out.
She like to skin me alive.
What do you mean,
"The only bad thing"?
You could have put my
damn eye out or killed me.
Good night.
Give me a kiss, huh?
I'll call you next week, ok?
All right.
Give me a kiss.
Bye now.
Girls, get on in the car.
I'll open the door.
Bye, Ray.
Nice to meet you, Mr. Pilcher.
Luck. Yeah, but I've been
lucky all night long.
You messed up now.
You are at my mercy,
and I have... no mercy.
Watch my bottle.
Hey, Virg, this dude
be starin' at you, man.
Virgil, I want to talk to you.
Well, we're gonna have to talk later.
I'm in the middle of a conversation.
No. It's better now.
I might not feel in
the mood later on.
Come on, let's go.
Get up.
Whoa, nigger, look out.
All right.
I'm here.
What do you want
to talk about?
When I was driving
up here from Arkansas,
I did a lot of thinking.
I thought about things
I'd never really thought about.
I thought about some things
I seen in my lifetime-
Is this going to be some kind of...
"Walking through the snow to school
and eating what you killed"
hillbilly lecture or something?
You goddamn right it is.
You might want to listen
'cause you obviously
ain't been listening to anybody so far.
I don't need this.
Oh, I think you do.
Why don't you just sit down
and listen to me for one minute?
I ain't gonna bite you.
Sit down.
When I was coming up back home,
there was a guy
about four or five years older than me
named Bill Watley,
and Bill's folks both
got killed by lightning
at the same time, the same stroke,
while they were clearing,
and he was their only kid.
So he started working-
he was only about 15 then-
right after they died.
And he was pretty much on his own.
No other people to speak of, really,
so he started hauling hay
and worked at a sawmill.
And bill-hell,
he was a big ol' boy,
kind of ugly in the face,
not too popular around town,
and he was real quiet,
well, he worked his ass off
until he finally saved up a little bit
and opened up a little
sort of a fix-it shop...
appliances and small
engines and whatnot.
And when he got to be in his 30s,
he finally married this gal,
and, you know, she...
Hell, she made him look
like Elvis Presley.
But he loved that gal
like you wouldn't believe.
I guess not having
any family and all
just made him kind of worship her.
And he worked all the time
and once a month, he
took their spare money,
and he took her to Little Rock,
and he bought her something.
One time it would be a dress,
and maybe next time a little doodad
or earrings or something.
Then me and daddy used
to go round to his shop
every now and then
'cause daddy always liked people
who didn't talk much, you know,
and Bill, he didn't say much.
And so... but every time
I was over there
when it was getting time
to take her to Little Rock,
he talked a little more,
and he had this spark in his eyes.
That's what he lived for, see?
And I thought that was pathetic.
I thought, why,
that simple-minded
son of a bitch.
I mean, I felt sad for him
'cause that's all he had.
And after being married
10 or so years,
she died from something, some kind of cancer
or leukemia or something,
and he quit talking
altogether for a while
till he got approved
to adopt a boy.
And the same thing started over.
Every fourth saturday,
him and that boy
went to Little Rock.
And when he was little,
he bought him a toy or two.
And when he got older,
it would be a suit and tie
or a book on baseball
or whatever else, you know.
But he spent every bit of himself-
body, mind, soul, and money,
on that boy.
And I was over there
a few years ago,
and somehow I got around
to asking the poor son of a bitch
about the bad luck he'd had.
And he said one thing,
and went back to
sharpening an ax blade.
He said, "Being happy
ain't nothing more
"than having something to look forward to
and helping your people
"have something to look forward to.
"I reckon that's what
gets me through till tomorrow. "
Now, you and me...
Let me tell you...
have something in common
besides-you know what I mean.
I mean, we both find out
one day later on in life
that life wasn't going to
be what we thought it was.
Now, your knee's
busted all to pieces.
Now, you ain't never going
to be a football star.
And me, I'm not all Scots-Irish.
I'm going to have to
go face my family
and tell them they're going
to have to get used to it.
Now, two things, Virgil.
You better get something
to look forward to
instead of backwards at,
and you got a woman
and some children
that you owe them something
to look forward to.
And it ain't all about you.
Heh. Your daddy's a good man.
What can I say?
I mean, I'm, uh...
Hell, I'm...
I'm proud to call myself his brother.
Don't tell him I said that,
or I'll kick your ass.
Don't think I can't do it.
Yes, sir, I'll tell him.
Thank you.
Earl, that you?
Yes, ma'am.
That was the police.
They found your truck.
It was just sitting on the street
over there in Rosedale.
They found it?
Was it all right?
Say it was fine except
for the bullet holes.
Bullet holes?
They say you can
pick it up tomorrow.
They just checking it out right now
for fingerprints and such.
Hold on a minute there.
What happened?
Them fools that took it
robbed a bank,
shot it out with
the security guard.
Well, ain't that some shit.
Collect call from Earl.
Yeah. Heh...
I'm fine.
I'm still in Chicago.
Uh, I'm coming home
tomorrow, Ruby.
I didn't find my wallet,
but I found my truck.
Yeah. I'm fixin' to tell you about it.
Whoa. I'm fixin' to tell you,
hold on a sec.
You know, just because
you found your truck,
you shouldn't feel like
you got to r-r-rush off
if you want to hang
around a couple days.
No, I need to get back.
That nephew of mine
has probably run my business
into the ground by now.
All right, I got to get
something off my chest.
If i don't, it's going
to come out sometime,
and I'd just as soon
be done with it.
What do you want to tell me?
It's your daddy,
the way I feel about him.
Haven't we already been through this?
I just want to make
you understand.
I've lived my life with
a hatred of that man...
and no way to get it out.
Since there's not much chance
of me having it out with him,
I guess you are the
closest thing to it.
You saying you want to
have it out with me?
I mean, we already wrestled
all over this neighborhood once.
Now, that wasn't
good enough for you?
I've always wanted
to kill your daddy
because I always felt
that he killed my mama.
That's it.
Just had to say it
to you that way.
I know it's not right,
or so they say,
but I just don't think I
can ever forgive him.
I'm gonna get me something to eat.
Yes, ma'am?
There's a big envelope
on top of the chest of
drawers in there in my room.
Get it and bring it in here to me.
Here you go, Aunt T.
Come on over here. I want
to show y'all something.
Come on, now, both of you.
Pull that footstool over aside me.
Sit down...
Raymond, that you
looking at the picture?
Yes, ma'am. Well, when you
get through looking at it,
I want you to hand it
to your brother.
You were a pretty
woman, all right.
Fool, there ain't
nothin' wrong with
the way I look now.
That ain't me, anyhow.
That's your mama...
That is, if Virgil brought me
the right envelope.
It's the right one, Aunt T.
Earl, put that picture
in your pocket.
Don't bend it and don't lose it.
That's your mother.
You don't have to give me this.
I ain't got to do nothin'.
Now, you take good care
of that picture.
You was born may 4, 1933.
It was somewhere around
about 10:30 at night
in the old house
on section line road
by the tracks.
I was always told I was
born on november 23rd.
You always been told
a lot of things.
And there wasn't any real doctors
down there in that part of town.
Old man collins down the road
knew some doctoring,
but he has a stroke,
so Maotis Jones come
down to the house.
When I come in the house,
Maotis was lookin' for peppers
to put in the bed.
She told me the pepper
would ward off evil things.
Most time, Maotis was lit up
like a christmas tree,
but she'd been a midwife
a long time
and could sober up right off
when there was a baby comin'.
Willa Mae was breaking
out in a sweat
and gettin' worse and worse.
Maotis said the baby was
turned around all wrong...
and maybe the cord
was around its neck,
and if it was gonna make it,
we was gonna have to hurry,
and she wasn't sure
she could do it.
Willa Mae... your mama...
took my hand.
Told me she hurt bad
and she didn't want
her baby to die.
She asked me if I thought
the good Lord was punishing her
for how the baby come to be.
I told her to stop that talk
and that every little baby
that was supposed
to be born is born...
the good Lord love
all the little babies.
Then she say,
"Tiara, go get Raymond. "
She wanted to see you
'fore she got any worse off
and couldn't see you so good.
So I went in the kitchen
and got you and took you in
to see your mama.
You were so scared to
see your mama like that.
She held onto your little hand,
and just for a minute or two,
she held up and acted like
there wasn't nothing wrong.
Then she pulled you in closer,
hugged you so hard,
I thought your little eyes
was going to pop out.
I was certain of it-
your mama knew she wasn't
going to never see you again.
Maotis said we was gonna
have to get a white doctor
from up in town,
and I knew there wasn't
much chance of that.
That's why I sent
Junior up to town
for your daddy, Earl.
It was his mess
that caused all this to start with.
But your daddy said
he wouldn't come,
said he wasn't going down to niggertown
in the middle of the night.
And besides, he didn't have
nothing to do with all that.
That was that gal's problem.
Miss Carrie lit into Mr. Pilcher
like a water moccasin,
told him to get over
and get Dr. Parks
and get down there
and save that little child of his.
Well, he did go get Dr. Parks,
and they all showed up together-
Earl Pilcher, Dr. Parks,
Carrie, and Junior.
But Earl wouldn't come in.
Just sat out front in that car.
I'd look out every now and then.
I could see his cigarette burning.
But Carrie, she come in.
She loved your birth mother.
They was friends,
real good friends.
Willa Mae asked to speak
to Carrie alone for a minute.
I don't know what they
talked about in there
at the time, but I pretty
much got it figured out
Over the years.
Got my own ideas, anyhow.
Well, old Dr. Parks
went to work,
and somehow or another,
he started getting you
straightened out a little
and on your way out.
Your poor mama was
in so much pain,
she just wore out so bad,
she couldn't make a sound.
And finally you came
in all your glory, heh heh...
face up, eyes wide open,
and white as bed linen.
I was standin' right there,
and I looked at you,
and your little eyes
was looking at me.
Yes, son,
I was the first person you ever saw.
Well, the doctor cut you loose
and handed you to your mother.
And she looked at you
like you was...
I don't even know how to say it...
like you was a angel.
And then the doctor
started in working on her.
She was real bad off,
and she was bleeding,
so he had me take you
after a minute
and told me I better
go in the other room
with you and Raymond
and let him work.
so I bundled you up in a blanket,
took you two and Miss Carrie,
and went in the kitchen.
Heh heh...
and then, Ray,
I put that baby in your arms.
Ray, when you saw that baby,
you said, "That's my baby. "
"That's right.
Yhat's your baby," I said.
"He's your brother. "
Then the doctor come in the room.
I took one look at his face,
and I knew Willa Mae was gone.
Carrie went in the bedroom
with Dr. Parks
to help him clean up.
And the three of us
was left alone there in the kitchen.
Ray, you held this boy
in your arms
right after he was born.
Ain't that something?
Oh, God...
your mama wanted to stay.
She just didn't have the strength.
Sure do wish I could see you.
Bless your heart, boy.
You gonna go out the
same way you come in.
Heh heh heh...
Well, hope that truck
of yours will run
with all those bullet holes in it.
Guess I'll go home
lookin' like I tangled with Al Capone.
Heh heh heh. Yeah.
Virgil, tell your wife and kids
I was glad to meet 'em.
I was glad to meet you, too.
Take care, Earl.
You bet.
I want to thank you
for everything.
Now, don't you forget
your old Aunt T.
I don't think I could
hardly do that, now, could I?
You take care, now.
Bless your heart.
Going home to Poorville, huh?
Well, I haven't been back there
since I left it... 60 years ago.
Probably hasn't changed much.
Oh, it's grown up a little, I guess.
Always wanted to get
down there someday
And visit mama's grave.
Well, you ought to come
on down sometime and do it.
One of these days.
The police impound yard
is right up there.
This it?
This is it.
Yeah, you ought to come
on down sometime.
You sure this is it?
I'm sure.
Well, we'll see.
"Father... "
"Sarah... Sarah. "
Here it is.
Willa Mae...
Kind of a nice morning.
Yeah, it is.
Willa Mae...
Want a snort?
Go on.
Won't bite ya.
I never could drink that scotch.
Heh. Shoot.
Well, I tell ya...
I guess the folks are up
and out, probably.
Now, listen, this is not going to be
like a sunday picnic,
let me tell you that right now.
Tuby and my girl will be
all right, I guess,
but that nephew of mine makes
your boy look like Mahatma Gandhi.
He might take a shot at you...
or even maybe both of us.
# Tell me, sister
# How do you feel?
# Tell me, my brother,
brother, brother
# How do ya feel?
# If ya feel like dancin'
# Get up and let's
start dancin'
# Start gettin' the spirit
Start gettin' the spirit
# The spirit in the dark
# In the dark
# It's like sally walker
Doo doo doot-doot
# Sittin' in a saucer
Doo doo doot-doot
# That's how ya do it
Doo doo doot-doot
# Now, get on out to it
Doo doo doot-doot
# Ri-i-ide, Sally, ride #
# Put your hands on your hips
Cover your eyes
# And move
With the spirit
# Darlin', move
Move with the spirit
# With the spirit
Ah, move #
# Move with the spirit,
now, now, now
# Move with the spirit
# Are you gettin' the spirit?
# Are ya gettin' it in the dark?
# I wonder how you're gettin' the spirit
# The spirit in the dark
# People movin'
# Yeah, everybody's groovin'
# Just gettin' the spirit
# Start gettin' the spirit
# Are ya gettin' it in the dark?
In the dark
# I think I got it
All of my brothers
# All my sisters
# With the spirit
Keep on movin'
# Keep on groovin'
Gotta move
# Keep on groovin'
Gettin' out of hand
# Let's get on that movin' thing
Gotta move your feet
# And stay on the beat
Ah, move
# Move
Ah, move
# Move... #
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