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What's Going On
by Marvin Gaye

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, eh eh

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, oh oh oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
Yeah, what's going on
Ah, what's going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on brother
Right on babe

Mother, mother, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply 'cause our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh oh oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
C'mon talk to me
So you can see
What's going on
Yeah, what's going on
Tell me what's going on
I'll tell you what's going on, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Right on baby
Right on baby

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Alfred W Cleveland, Marvin P Gaye, Renaldo Benson

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Lavert Jackson

I think everyone in this country black white yellow and brown needs to hear this song. We as a people need to stop all this hatred against each other.

Char Ansel

@Saigon oi That was the time that it came out, I was 24 yrs old then, it was about the war in Vietnam, but the underlying message is timeless and applies to us all right now !

Laurie Reese

Especially today people

David Lucas

Agreed my friend. Thank you. People like you make me believe that not everyone is ignorant.

The LBJBs

.If you listen to the lyrics its about a lot more than that

Jason Y

I agree, what a song for 2020

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Ethan E.P.Q

corona has shook up the world a bit. but just a reminder, everything will be OK! quarantine can serve as a time for self-introspection. maintain your peace! ☮️ ❤️

double c

Wow bro real talk for tht man needed it🙏🙏

Mermaid 7

which is what you should be doing in daily life each day - "quarantine" is only affecting people who define their entire identities through society instead of knowing who they are each day and taking it with them

chris evans

@Michelle Spiritual Wow. It must be exhausting, all that study. Only a skeptic has a truly open mind. Your mind has closed upon the idea that unseen forces or entities have influence over your life that you cannot control, which is pretty much the definition of delusional paranoia.
I didn't argue that everything you say is wrong, chiefly because I'll never hear everything you have to say. What you did express is a deep seated fear of something or some beings called "evils", and I don't believe there's any credible evidence they exist. " Sufficient unto the day are the evils thereof", if I may quote from the Sermon on the Mount. We have enough troubles in this overpopulated, mass extinction eventing, climate changing world to go inventing shadowy rabbit-hole dwelling monsters. Your existential fears are understandable, but your conclusions about the source of them is not.
Hasta luego

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