What's Going On Marvin Gaye

Released In May 21, 1971

Marvin Gaye is famous for songs like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"

WHATS GOING ON BY MARVIN GAYE.

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 - Ya

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

Mother, mother, 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

I think Marvin Gaye was referring to what was going on in the country at the time like the war in Vietnam.

The song relates to the war and the causes of it such as the many protest that went on during the war at Vietnam you can tell this when Marvin sings "Picket lines and picket signs".

The war was taking place at the time.

The inspiration was From the War and stories from his brother who went to Vietnam as well as the many protests that occurred.

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