Song Lyrics

[Various = Normal, Bono = Bold]

What’s going on?
Tell me
People dying
People crying, un-huh
Lord help us

Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying

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

Ooh my father, father (father)
We don’t need to escalate
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

Barricades (sister)
Can’t block our way (sister)
Don’t punish me (sister)
With brutality (sister)
Talk to me (sister)
So 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 in a world filled with pain
Where’s the love for which we pray
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

Ah…ah…
Tell me (let’s do it)
What’s goin’ 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 up 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
(united we stand)
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way (yeah)
To bring some understanding here today

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
Somebody tell me
What’s going on
Somebody tell me
What’s going on
Yeah

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 ‘em 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
Coz 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 they 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 could 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
(yeah)
But everybody wanna live
Yeah
Don’t nobody really wanna die
You feelin’ me, right
Right
I can’t be watching people die
Watching people cry
Let me break it down for a minute
There’s enough room here for you and for me
There’s plenty of room for some humanity

Hey, hey
Good God but you need help
What’s going on, what’s going on
(what’s going on)
(c’mon)

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

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

What’s going on (what’s going on)…to end