Joe Jencks

For What It's Worth* 3:27

A great and timeless song! I have been singing the song for years and finally decided that the time was ripe for another recording of a classic. It brings me joy to sing it. It is feel-good consciousness. If the Buddha sang rock and roll, I think the message would be to remind us to stop, listen, observe, and learn. To take mindful action based on right intention and to reduce the amount of shouting and chaos. I feel like this song invites us to seek mindful transformation. And it totally rocks.

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I've got to beware
(And I think we better)

Stop children what's that sound everybody look what's going down

Battle lines are being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind
(and I think we better)

What a field day for the heat
Ten thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say hooray for our side
(and I think we better)

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line and the man come and take you away
(and I think we better)

copyright Steven Stills