'To Save Our Sanity'

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Fake song, but ring of truth

'For What It's Worth'
Steven Stills
 
Lyrics
 
There's something happening here
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
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 say, 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
You step out of line, the man 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
 
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
 
Songwriters: Stephen Stills
 
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NOT Steven Stills--'To Save Our Sanity'
 
Lyric:
 
There's something happening here--
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man on cable T. V.
Telling me I don't see what I see
 
I think it's time we stop, people, use you head,
Don't swallow the shit that's being said
 
There's battle lines being drawn
Far right grabbing straws, everybody else is wrong
Most people speaking their minds
Clinging to anything they can find
 
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
Off preferable to watching a clown
 
What a field-day for a con
Spews his lies on and on and on
Yet some will buy what he tells,
The poison snake oil he sells
 
It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
We need to turn the T. V. volume down
Off preferable to watching a clown
 
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
It's just the same as getting the blade.
 
We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
 
Stop, now, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
 
Stop, people, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
 
Now stop, now, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
 
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
 
Now stop, now, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
 
Stop, people, what's that sound
Turn the T. V. volume down
Just stop


Submitted: May 04, 2019

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hullabaloo22

A great adaptation of those lyrics, Mike.

Sat, May 4th, 2019 4:44pm

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Thanks, Hull, I think it came out pretty good

Sat, May 4th, 2019 10:19am

jmm424

Wow! Excellent, Mike.

Sat, May 4th, 2019 6:19pm

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Thanks, Janeen!

Sat, May 4th, 2019 11:57am

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