"What's Going On?" as written by Renaldo Benson, Alfred W Cleveland and Marvin P Gaye....
Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
Brother, brother
Far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
War is not the answer
Only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see

What's going on(x4)

Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
But who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
You know we've got to find a way
To bring understanding here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see

What's going on(x4)


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    General CommentFirst off, I already pre-ordered the CD, so don't flame me for being able to listen to this track early. I think this version is well done. However, I get the chills from Marvin Gaye's version every time I hear it whereas with this one, I just like it. It also isn't as musical; I expected more (Maynard, use your voice, man!!). :( On the other hand, I can really understand how APC interpreted this song. They recreated it to be more subtly (inwardly) angry than sad and depressing to be expressed to all; APC's version sounds like it's someone talking to himself whereas Marvin's version was talking to the world. Overall, it isn't bad; it's just not as good as Marvin Gaye's version (IMHO). Everyone should hear Marvin's original at least once, and I am glad APC brought his lyrics out again for the world to hear and notice! =)
    BTW, the next song on the album, Passive, is amazing (like most of the album)! I just thought I would mention that. ;)
    komplexnouson October 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentokay-seriously this song was not necessary at all to make this anti-war album.
    Erica C.on November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPathetic and weak, just like the whole album. God Mer De Noms and Thirteenth Step were so fucking amazing!
    meateatingorchidon November 07, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^
    ur a tard
    brothermageon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI didn't think this song fit in w/ the rest of the album either. It wasn't as powerful and probably cuz Maynard didn't write it. 13th step was extremely good on its own, but this album also has tracks that are just as great.
    Javion November 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHow can someone say that this song wasn't necessary for an anti-war album? Admittedly the style is different, but the song is awesome...I applaud Maynard and Co, for having the balls to cover a song so far from their genre and not just making into a metal song...but actually trying something different.
    DesolateSoulon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI really didnt like this whole anti-war BS that Apc is putting out. Yes I am against the war and i hate "W". But when I listen to Apc I dont want to hear some stupid Marvin Gaye cover and a bunch of anti-war music, I guess that I miss the old Mer de Noms, and Thirteenth Step.
    jamesherbertkeenanon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyou dirty nu-metal kids need to get some fucking musical background and stop listening to your goddamn ozzfest comp.

    youre pissed off because this gorgeous cd isnt all heavy and you cant get all your anger towards your parents out on it. get some culture...

    come on tho, we're you really looking for something "heavy" out of apc?? i like all their cds but it sure as hell isnt what i listen to when i'm pissed off... grow up past highschool... if youre pissed off, stop listening to the radio and go to a fucking hardcore show.
    hiddnbhindthissmileon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell, you have a really emo away messege. take some anti depressants and go away.
    drownsodaon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyou're checking my away messages? are you fucking serious?

    get a fucking life... and go take a shower.
    hiddnbhindthissmileon November 30, 2004   Link

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