Buffalo Springfield — For What It's Worth
Album: Buffalo Springfield
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:32
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There's something happening here
But what it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop
Children, what's that sound?
Everybody look, what's going down?

There's battle lines being drawn
And nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

It's time we stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look, what's going down?

What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "Hooray for our side"

It's time we stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look, what's going down?

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

We better stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look, what's going down?

Stop
Hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look, what's going down?

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?
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Everybody look what's goin down
 Spliff wrote:
I was hoping this song would be very outdated by now - but in these insane times, more meaningful than ever.
 
a couple of years ago Stills said this song 'should be a parody by now but it can still be sung with a straight face'
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Everybody in my churches loves this song...
 

The Last Letter

To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney
From: Tomas Young

I write this letter on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War on behalf of my fellow Iraq War veterans. I write this letter on behalf of the 4,488 soldiers and Marines who died in Iraq. I write this letter on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of veterans who have been wounded and on behalf of those whose wounds, physical and psychological, have destroyed their lives. I am one of those gravely wounded. I was paralyzed in an insurgent ambush in 2004 in Sadr City. My life is coming to an end. I am living under hospice care...

I write this letter, my last letter, to you, Mr. Bush and Mr. Cheney. I write not because I think you grasp the terrible human and moral consequences of your lies, manipulation and thirst for wealth and power. I write this letter because, before my own death, I want to make it clear that I, and hundreds of thousands of my fellow veterans, along with millions of my fellow citizens, along with hundreds of millions more in Iraq and the Middle East, know fully who you are and what you have done. You may evade justice but in our eyes you are each guilty of egregious war crimes, of plunder and, finally, of murder, including the murder of thousands of young Americans—my fellow veterans—whose future you stole...


Thank you, thank you.  So good to hear again.

Glad I caught its dust off.

{#Cheers}
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Widespread Panic - B. Springfield´s For What It's Worth:
http://youtu.be/Sc3zUdGRJA0

Widespread Panic open their 25th Anniversary Party 2/10/11 Athens, GA,with a cover of Buffalo Sprngfield;s "For What It's Worth" just like they did at their first show in '86.

man why am just hearing about these guys i just watched a concert on Austin City Limits and these guys are f**** awsome!!!! And they have been around for 25 years and i am just hearing about them now do they tour in Canada can anybody tell me??????   2003fordmustang281

I still have trouble believing that the whole first paragraph in the 'Discovery of Evidence' against me, tries to explain how WSP's presence in Athens justifies putting a dog on my car, even though I was at a different show, at a different venue, on this night. Putting the entire town under heightened surveillance, is a hell of a way for Georgia to follow up on 'honoring' WSP for it's 25th year as a local business. Sure hope I don't go to prison...     TieDyeSteveAnderson

 


I understand exactly what you mean...  I love Panic...

this is a great song...


 

Widespread Panic - B. Springfield´s For What It's Worth

Widespread Panic open their 25th Anniversary Party 2/10/11 Athens, GA,with a cover of Buffalo Sprngfield;s "For What It's Worth" just like they did at their first show in '86.

man why am just hearing about these guys i just watched a concert on Austin City Limits and these guys are f**** awsome!!!! And they have been around for 25 years and i am just hearing about them now do they tour in Canada can anybody tell me??????   2003fordmustang281

I still have trouble believing that the whole first paragraph in the 'Discovery of Evidence' against me, tries to explain how WSP's presence in Athens justifies putting a dog on my car, even though I was at a different show, at a different venue, on this night. Putting the entire town under heightened surveillance, is a hell of a way for Georgia to follow up on 'honoring' WSP for it's 25th year as a local business. Sure hope I don't go to prison...    TieDyeSteveAnderson




Hey, dust this one off, please.
I feel the song is too short, but it's another Stills masterpiece
This song is fantastic! I needn't say more.
I stole this 45 from my dad's collection when I was a teenager, and played it until I memorized every word. I'm 28 now, and like spliffy I never expected to see a day that it would again be as relevant as it was when it was recorded. America needs to wake up and stop Bush. Thanks Radio Paradise.
When the song started, I was expecting to hear The Cure.
Possibly more relevant today than when it was written.
Spliff wrote:
I was hoping this song would be very outdated by now - but in these insane times, more meaningful than ever.
Agreed!
Godlike.
classic protest music.
A classic protest song.
I was hoping this song would be very outdated by now - but in these insane times, more meaningful than ever.
Love this song, cool. Has a great meditating rythm....and this "cool 60s"-feeling.
Paranoia strikes deep Into your life it will creep It starts when you're always afraid You step out of line, the man come and take you away
Timeless......