What's Going On Lyrics

Marvin Gaye


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 : 23 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

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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
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


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)