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

Marvin Gaye - What's Going On lyrics meaning


This first verse presents the heartache experienced by many in the late 60s and early 70s. From segregation and civil rights to political riots to the Vietnam war; there were so many who lost so much in their lives, that Gaye and his co-authors wrote a song intended to help us heal.

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