WHAT! SAY IT AIN’T SO!

 

I have to admit its been a roller coaster lately. People are on edge and politics are crazy. I am not sure how the next four years are going to go. But I am on the edge of my seat and will ride this roller coaster along with everyone else who lives in North America. Hoping our safety restraints keep us safe and secure while we go a hundred miles an hour.

Shock and awe aside. I am a bit overwhelmed with the hate that’s going on in the world right now. And it might not be my place to say; but where is the love?

I grew up with parents that loved Motown. Okay, maybe not Diana Ross, but definitely some Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Glady’s Knight. I can’t tell you how many concerts my parents brought me to, sitting on a blanket on the lawn of the stadiums listing to the sweet flow of Motown music while I played is one of my favourite memories as a child.

And so, I leave you with the lyrics of a song that is as poignant today as is was when it was produced back in 1971, four years before I was even born.

Listen to the song here

What’s Goin’ On
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, eheh

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, oh oh oh
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
Yeah, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on
In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on brother
Right on babe
Mother, mother, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply ’cause our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today
Oh oh oh
Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
C’mon talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Yeah, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on, ooh ooo ooo ooo
Right on baby
Right on baby

 

  • Thanks to AZ Quotes for the great Feature pic of Marvin Gaye and quote!
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