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What You Know, Good?

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Marvin Gaye "What's Going On" high res cover artGreat day, great people! As you know from my post on Monday; today, and this week, I am inspired my the one and only Marvin Gaye. He was so ahead of his time and his ‘What’s Going On’ album was so ahead of its time. This song, which is basically an average conversation between friends is moving and people are able to relate to it, and makes you think about the circumstances of the time.

If you have not been exposed to the album, in full, get a copy, ASAP! ;-) I’m sharing his wisdom from this album because, like any great wisdom and talent, it’s still relevant today.
Enjoy the video/track below!


Hey baby, what you 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

What’s happening brother? Yeah, 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?

Tell me brother, What’s happening brother? What’s happening my man?
What’s been shaking up and down the line? I wanna know ’cause, I’m slightly behind the time…

 

-Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Happenin’, Brother?”

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

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Great day all! Today’s Soul Food is from the late, great Marvin Gaye. On this day, the anniversary of his murder, we remember him and celebrate his life through the gift of his talents that he left us, here on earth.  Because of his musical legacy, he will live forever!  I urge you to enjoy this video and pay special attention to the lyrics of both songs, as they speak to the problems of our society today, in 2013.  Marvin felt he needed to share his views on the political, economic and social climate of that time and today, we can all be our own agents for change in our own way.  Be inspired…enjoy this rare video

Lyrics – What’s Happening Brother

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,
Oh ya, 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
Ah what’s happening brother
What’s happening my man
Ah what’s happening brother
What’s been shaken up and down the line
I want to know cause I’m slightly behind the time.

-Marvin Gaye