FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH


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

I think 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


FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH is a song written by Stephen Stills and originally by Buffalo Springfield on their 1967 album Buffalo Springfield. The above lyrics are for Buffalo Springfield's original version of FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH.

FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH was performed with Steel Mill in 1970. It has been rumored that it was the opener of the 04 May 1970 gig held at the Monmouth College in West Long Branch, NJ. The song was also performed on 16 May 1970 at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, and other sources claim that it was on the 23rd, and not the 16th!

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