"What's Happening Brother" as written by Rahman Griffin, Marvin P. Iii Gaye and James Jr. Nyx....
Hey baby, what'cha know good
I'm just gettin' back, but you knew I would
War is hell, when will it end,
When will people start gettin' together again
Are things really gettin' better, like the newspaper said
What else is new my friend, besides what I read
Can't find no work, can't find no job my friend
Money is tighter than it's ever been
Say man, I just don't understand
What's going on across this land
Ah what's happening brother,
Ay, what's happening, what's happening my man
Are they still gettin' down where we used to go and dance
Will our ball club win the pennant,
Do you think they have a chance
And tell me friend, how in the world have you been
Tell me what's out and I want to know what's in
What's the deal man, what's happening
What's happening brother
What's happening brother
Ah what's happening brother
What's happening my man
Ah what's happening brother
Say it man!
What's happening brother
What's been shaken up and down the line
I want to know 'cause I'm slightly behind the time


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"What's Happening Brother" as written by Marvin P Gaye Marvin Gaye

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    General CommentMarvin's brother got back from the war a slightly changed man and this is about the trouble he had fitting back into society after experiencing trauma in the war. It's almost like 'Whats Going On part 2'
    boozmon September 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^ said it perfect boozm. Song's about a guy who left for Vietnam and doesn't recognize the landscape when he got back to the "world". Song appears in a great scene in the movie Dead Presidents. Honestly probably my favourite song on the album
    MotoGPBoyon September 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy has no one commented on this song? It's fantastic!
    You guys had it right on the meaning, not much more I can add to it :)
    AmarothVartaakon July 13, 2011   Link

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