Song Lyrics

[Various = Normal, Bono = Bold]

You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some loving here today…

What’s goin’…(X16)

Yeah yeah (X4)

What’s goin’
Somebody tell me
What’s goin’ / Ah…ah…
Somebody tell me

What’s goin’
Somebody tell me
What’s goin’ / Ah…ah…
Somebody tell me

What’s going on in the world today
I’d rather be dead
Than turn my head away
We got a first world vision
Too comfy to lift our hands in the air
And cry for a switch…yeah yeah
Ooo yeah yeah

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying

Oh, brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Oh, my father, father (father)
We don’t need to escalate (need to escalate)
You see, war is not the answer (war is not the answer)
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today, eee…

Barricades (sister)
Can’t block our way (sister)
Don’t punish me (sister)
With brutality (sister)
Talk to me (sister)
And you can see (sister)

Oh, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)
Yeah, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)

Ooo…yeah….

Ah…ah…tell me
What’s going on in the world today
I’d rather be dead
Than turn my head away
We got a first world vision
Too comfy to lift our hands in the air
And cry for a switch

Father, father
Everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Who are they to judge us
Together we can all be strong
Yeah yeah
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today, yeah

Barricades (brother)
Can’t block our way (brother)
Don’t you punish me (brother)
With brutality (brother)
Baby talk to me (brother)
So you can see

Yeah, what’s going on (what’s going on)
Hey, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on, yeah-heah / uh, uh, uh, uh

What’s going on ‘cross seas
Every minute a child dies by this disease
In record numbers indeed
Got mommas crying out please
My baby hold on
My child ain’t done nothing wrong
Still I want to holler
Ask them why they don’t bother
Oh no, oh no
Make me turn to my father
And ask him why they all got a trapped soul, trapped soul

I can feel what was bothering Marvin
Why his words forever remain
Dealing with these modern day problems
‘Cause of ignorance surrounding me and my constituents
Too many infected
Too many lives diminishing
Nobody say Protestants, Jews, Blacks and Whites, Latinos
and Asians
Pray together
Let’s fight
We better unite
As genocide chemical war
And the rich and the poor
Know that God delivers a cure

It’s a shame our reality is devastating
People praying for a cure
Dying while their waiting
Ask the Lord for the comfort and strength to face it
All the kids with dreams
Won’t get the chance to chase it
Makes me sad
Think about the lives they woulda had
Think about the orphan babies got no moms and dads
How can we sit back and not try to make it right
We gotta come together
We gotta fight for life

Somebody tell me what’s going on
What’s going on
We got human beings using humans for a bomb
But everyone wanna live, yeah
Don’t nobody really want to die
You feeling me right
I can’t be watching people die (die)
And watching people cry
Help me break it down for a minute
Just for a minute
If there’s enough room here for you and me
There’s plenty of room for some humanity

Somebody tell me what’s going on
What’s going on… (X8)

Ba-ba, ba-ba, ba-ba…
Dit-dat-do…

What’s going on
Yeah
There’s too many crying
My brother
We gotta stop killing each other
Let’s go
We gotta find a way
More love, let’s go, c’mon
O God help us

No need to escalate
War is not the answer
Conquer, conquer hate
That’s right

Barricades (sister)
Can’t block our way (sister)
Don’t punish me (sister) with brutality (sister)
Talk to me (sister)
And you can see (sister)

Oh, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)
Oh, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)

What’s going on in a world filled with pain
Where’s the love for which we pay
What’s going on
When our children can’t play
Homeless can’t eat
There’s got to be a better way
What’s going on
When we politically blind
Can’t see the signs of endangered times
What’s going on

Father, father
Everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Who are they to judge us
Together we can all be strong
Yeah yeah
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today, yeah

And barricades (brother)
Can’t block our way (brother)
Don’t punish me (brother)
With brutality (brother)
Baby talk to me (brother)
So you can see

Yeah, what’s going on (what’s going on)
Hey, what’s going on (what’s going on)
Somebody tell me
What’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)

Oh, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)
Yeah, what’s going on (what’s going on)
What’s going on (what’s going on)

What’s going on… [to end]
(It’s time for us to stand up and fight)
(This is a world we can whoop)
(But we gotta do it together)