Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On / What’s Happening Brother”

For today’s Music Monday, I give you one of the greatest voices of all time…

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 – Ya

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

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
Ya, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

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

Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

—–

I’m just gettin’ back, but you knew I would
War is hell, when will it end?
When will people start gettin’ together again
Are things really gettin’ better
Like the newspaper said
What else is new my friend
Besides what I’ve read
Can’t find no work, can’t find no job my friend
Money is tighter than it’s ever been
Hey man I just don’t understand
What’s goin’ on across this land
Ah, what’s happenin’ brother
Hey, what’s happenin’, what’s happenin’ my man

Are they still gettin’ down where we used to go and dance
Will our ballclub win the pennant,
Do you think they they have a chance?
And tell me friend,
“How in the world have you been?”
Tell me what’s out
‘Cause I wanna’ know what’s in
What’s the deal man, what’s happenin’

What’s happenin’ brother
Ah, what’s happenin’ brother
What’s happenin’, my man?
Whoo, ah, ah, what’s happenin’ brother
Say man, whoo, what’s happenin’ brother

What’s been shakin’ up and down the line…
I wanna’ know, ’cause I’m slightly behind the times

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About Rodibidably

Jeff Randall is a frequent volunteer for free-thought organizations, including the Center For Inquiry – DC. Having been blogging since January 2008, he decided that a community of bloggers would be an interesting new experience (or at the very least a fun way to annoy his friends into reading his posts more frequently). Since finding out about about the existence of, and then joining, the atheist/skeptic community in 2007 he has been committed to community activism, critical thinking in all aspects of life, science, reason, and a fostering a secular society.
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2 Responses to Marvin Gaye “What’s Going On / What’s Happening Brother”

  1. poietes says:

    I love this song, love the lyrics, love Marvin Gaye.

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