What's Going On Song Lyrics

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye What’s Going On cover art
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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, yea

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

Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 What's Going On
  • 2 What's Happening Brother
  • 3 Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky)
  • 4 Save the Children
  • 5 God Is Love
  • 6 Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  • 7 Right On
  • 8 Wholy Holy
  • 9 Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Alfred Cleveland, Alfred W Cleveland, Marvin Gaye, Marvin P Gaye, Renaldo Benson
    album: Track 1 in album What’s Going On
    release date: 1971-5-20
    popularity : 131 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Gospel/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 3:53
    producer: Marvin Gaye
    conductor: David Van dePitte
    vocal: Marvin Gaye
    mixer: Lawrence Miles and Lawrence Miles
    writer: Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye

    Album Information

    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin