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

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On lyrics meaning

Meaning

Although it rings so clearly of his own troubles with his own father, the verse really was meant to speak to a generation of fathers, those who were in power at the time.

Marvin Gaye with his father and mother

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