1960s protest Music Alex abeND

1.) Who is the artist?

Buffalo SpringField

2.) What is the name of the Song?

"For What its worth"

3.) When was it recorded/released?


4.) What other (if any) famous songs do they sing?

"Mr Soul", "Broken Arrow", and "On The way home"

5.) What do you think the lyrics of the song mean? (Line by line, verse by verse)

The song is describing the protests against the Vietnam War. It describes masses of people being in the streets and marching against violence. It also expresses that many young Americans did not understand why the country became involved in the war in the first place.

6.) How do they relate to or reflect the time period?

The lyrics describe how American young men were told to fight in a war that they did not believe in.

7.) What is taking place in history when the song was recorded or popular?

The Vietnam war.

8.) What was the overall inspiration and message of the lyrics of the song?

To stop drafting people to the war and to stop killing senselessly.

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

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