Michael McDonald - What's Going On Lyrics

Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying
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 - Ya

Father, father
We don't need to escalate
You see, 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

Picket lines and picket signs
Don't punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what's going on
What's going on
Ya, what's going on
Ah, what's going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some 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
Ya, what's going on
Tell me what's going on
I'll tell you what's going on - uh
Right on baby

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  1. trufiend138


  2. Flávio Daemon

    Great song.

  3. Roberto Aguilera

    Only LOVE Can Conquer hate.

  4. Ique wms

    Just heard Michael McDonald sang this tonight in Minnesota. AWESOME SHOW!!!!

  5. Kayleigh Lowe

    I'm SLAYED!!!! That voice!!!!!!

  6. Nick Gur

    I ❤ this man!!!!!!!! 🎶🎹🎻✌

  7. Imperious Rex

    If marvin gaye was a white man with a banging falsetto !!!

  8. cableaddict

    Didn't Michael Bolton already ruin enough classic tunes?

    Kayleigh Lowe

    Piss off

    rob morrison

    Yep, and MM took them to another level!!

  9. LUTA'Z Luta


  10. Jehoshaphat Ojeah

    His voice, these are fathers, music is nonsense those days, these are the days of music, him, Bobby Caldwell, Timex, the Reverend Al Green, Bill Withers, these are people who know how to sing and compose.

    Thelia Odom

    Soulful genius un like no other iluvv his music

    Thelia Odom

    One of my favorite men by far i luuuv hin very much his music is heartfelt to my soul don't ask me. Micheal McDonald's music stands alone.

  11. Diosen Castillo

    Un gran cantante....

  12. Kyran McCourt

    this is whats called singing with conviction,what a dude.

  13. Rinato Rinato

    Yeah. That was real pure Music from the bottom of the heart.

  14. Audrey Evering

    Omg Michael!!

  15. Audrey Evering

    Damn that brother can sanggggggg!

  16. Linda Mason

    love this song

  17. Penny Bellamy

    you can tell he's been singing a lot of Motown in his day his voice fits right in I liked him with the doobie brothers to great singer

    Kyran McCourt

    Michael s pure white chocolate.

  18. Deneece

    Ah, Marvin Gaye was a great songwriter! After all this was a big hit in the 70s!

  19. Linda Mason

    Love this song,  Has a special message.

  20. Jonathan Scrutchens

    penguins of Madagascar brought me here

    Wystful Acedia

    haha, same

    Jaden Jones


    Darshan Uchiha

    Same here 😅

    drak 'o' lanturn

    (Y) s■ame

  21. rudy parker

    A combination of Elegance & soulfulness, Michael McDonald is in a category all by himself

  22. Gwen

    The chord changes starting at 3:31 are astounding!

  23. Bea Thacker


    Thelia Odom

    I fall more in love with this mans music everytime i listen I'll love his music always. Soulful and handsome i love him and his wonderful classy sexy tastefully made music there will never be another man or voice like Micheal McDonald's. I'm in love heart and soul top pick for sure

    Helen Marshall

    I have both Michael's Mowtown cds, this & I'm Gonna Make You Love Me are my favourites. I have his Soundstage video, Dukes Of September etc....I have his duets, love him with James Ingram RIP, can pick his background vocals in anything. My favourite Doobie Brothers song is What A Fool Believes with his lead vocals, could listen to that forever. So worthy of a Grammy. His talent is unmatched (except by Dary Hall).

  24. Joe McCord

    Fitting 3 years after posting

  25. Phil Moufarrege

    Wow Mike totally owns this! his arrangement is very impressive.

    Chris Mcdonald

    My dads name is Michael McDonald to

  26. Brian Hunter

    Two deaf people couldn't hear what was going on.

  27. soulmatesrreal

    ONLY LOVE CAN CONQUER HATE!! love MM's voice

  28. Flowcimarosa

    que sa soit marvin gaye ou michael mc donald ,c'est génial

  29. Cheryl Harvin

    I LOVE Michael McDonald!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. dunk mac

    nice song nice singer