Marvin Gaye - What's Going On Lyrics

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)


  • 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 : 154 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Gospel/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 3:54
    producer: Marvin Gaye
    conductor: David Van dePitte
    vocal: Marvin Gaye
    mixer: Lawrence Miles and Lawrence Miles
    Album Information
    label: Motown Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin