What's Going On Song 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 : 122 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

Cover Art

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)