For What its Worth Buffalo Springfield

  • Recorded on December 5, 1966
  • Released in January 1967
  • Other famous songs by artist Buffalo Springfield include; "Mr. Soul", "Bluebird", "Down to the Wire", "Flying On The Ground is Wrong", "Go and Say Goodbye", "Rock & Roll Woman", "Out of my Mind", "Sit Down, I Think I Love You", "On The Way Home". - 0:24-1:05

Significant Lyrics: "There's battle lines being drawn

Nobody's right if everybody's wrong

Young people speaking their minds

Getting so much resistance from behind"


"Paranoia strikes deep

Into your life it will creep

It starts when you're always afraid

You step out of line, the man come and take you away"

These lyrics are significant because in the first sentence it explains how a line is being drawn between the people and the anti war protesters. This shows that it is protesting the war, and showing disagreement with the authorities ways. The song is mostly about the young generation wanting change, but the higher powers and force will not allow it. During this time period there were the "Sunset Strip curfew Riots" which influenced the song. The riots were against the idea of a curfew for late night parties, and loud music, which disturbed neighbors.

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