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
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.