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Marvin Gaye

"What’s Going On (Live in Montreux 1980)"

[Intro]
What's happenin', brother? What's going on, man?
This is our very first number one record ever in the world, baby
We were so proud
Thanks to you, you made it so
Hope you still enjoy it

[Verse 1]
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
(Got to find, got to find a way)
To bring some lovin' here today, oh

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
War is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
(Got to find, got to find a way)
Bring some understandin' here today, oh baby

[Pre-Chorus]
Picket lines (Sister), picket signs (Sister)
Don't punish me (Sister) with brutality (Sister, sister, sister)
Talk to me (Sister), so you can see (Sister)

[Chorus]
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
Ooh, ah baby, woo

[Verse 2]
Mother, mother
Everybody thinks we're wrong, hey hey
Who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
(Got to find, got to find a way)
Bring some understanding here today

[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, picket lines (Brother), picket signs (Brother)
Don't punish me (Brother) with brutality (Brother, brother, brother)
Talk to me (Brother)
So you can see (Brother)

[Chorus]
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
What's going on (What's going on)
Woo, hoo hoo hoo

[Bridge]
Baby, what's going on
Baby baby, what's going on, hoo
What's going on, baby?
I want to know now now now now, right now, baby
Tell me what's going on, hoo, ah baby
Oh baby

[Outro]
Ladies and gentlemen, can we give our orchestra a fine round of applause?
They're marvelous
Thank you ladies, gentlemen
I've often asked myself, what's really going on, baby?
This was my revelation
I asked so many
What's going on for me is my purpose, ladies and gentlemen
Little thing called purpose
Purpose of livin' - you say "Why? What's it for?"
Ha, yeah, me too
I know my purpose, my purpose is to become a better artist
A better writer, whatever you want to call it
To serve, to feed you from heart and soul
Being true to myself, the energies that I feel and sense inside
That's my purpose
Hear about my purpose - then I wanted to know - that ain't enough
What's everybody's real purpose? What's going on?
What's going on with life?
And after reading all the books, talking to wise men
Talking with my father, everybody, I felt what's wise and good
Came down to the same word
Said everybody's purpose is to glorify God's creation
Who is God? What is God? Is He a He, She, a It, what? I don't know
All I know is, what I dream, what I see, the mountains
Who made all those sands, the beach? Makes the winds to blow?
A beautiful little baby, the magic of creation, your power
He said we're made in his image
We, we, our purpose, glorify His creation, baby
Why should we do that?
To join the, join the spirit, to become one with that, which is
This is our learning ground
It makes us worthy - how else are we worthy?
Except we prove that we're worthy
And then one day we know we're a spirit anyway, we become a spirit
When we're worthy, we can rejoin the flame
The flame is pure, it's all - we must get rid of the evil
And then we can rejoice - that's what's going on, baby, I guess, as I see it
Well, we must say, ladies and gentlemen, it's been fun
Singing for you this evening
We sincerely hope that you've gotten some good energy from us
We do love you, we really do love you
We love our work
'Til we meet again, be good to each other
Goodbye, God bless you all, I love you

Thank you!

Right on baby
Right on baby

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