March 27, 2011

What's goin' on?

Since we're now bombing yet another country, I thought this song was in order.

The clip below is a nice fan video showcasing Marvin Gaye's "What's Going on". It shows, of all things, what was going on when the song was released. As I watched it, it wasn't a stretch to think that Marvin had written the song for our times. The only difference now is that the boogeyman has an Arab face -- any Arab face. Why do we never learn from our mistakes?

3 comments:

Artichoke Annie said...

As another song says:

WHERE HAVE ALL THE FLOWERS GONE
words and music by Pete Seeger


Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the flowers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the flowers gone?
Girls have picked them every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young girls gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young girls gone?
Taken husbands every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the young men gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the young men gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the young men gone?
Gone for soldiers every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the soldiers gone?
Gone to graveyards every one
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?

Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time passing
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Long time ago
Where have all the graveyards gone?
Covered with flowers every one
When will we ever learn?
When will we ever learn?

ish said...

Both great songs. I love the Marvin Gaye one but it does make me sad that it never loses its relevance.

(Keith I've followed you over here from your posts at Annie's blog. Just pokin' around!)

writenow said...

ish, so nice to see you here. I always appreciate what you say on Annie's blog. You're an empathetic soul.

C'mon back.
Keith