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Posted By: Joe Offer
28-May-07 - 01:49 AM
Thread Name: Vietnam era protest songs
Subject: Lyr Add: FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH (Buffalo Springfield)
That's a good one, Agustin. I found the lyrics at Lyrics World, my favorite source for pop lyrics.
-Joe-

For What It's Worth
Words and music by Stephen Stills, 1967
As recorded by Buffalo Springfield as a single and later on the re-release of "Buffalo Springfield" (1967)

There's somethin' happenin' here.
What it is ain't exactly clear.
There's a man with a gun over there
A-tellin' me I got to beware.
I think it's time we stop; children, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin' down.

There's battle lines bein' drawn.
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong.
Young people speakin' their minds,
A-gettin' so much resistance from behind.
It's time we stop; hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin' down.

What a field-day for the heat!
A thousand people in the street
Singin' songs and a-carryin' signs
Mostly say, "Hooray for our side."
It's time we stop; hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's goin' down.

Paranoia strikes deep.
Into your life it will creep.
It starts when you're always afraid.
You step out o' line, the man come and take you away.
We better stop; hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.
We better stop; hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.
We better stop; now, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.
We better stop; children, what's that sound?
Everybody look what's going down.


(Field day for the HEAT??? I thought it was 'East')
I looked in a dozen fakebooks and didn't find this song.