Buffalo Springfield Lyrics Still Meaningful 53 Years Later: “It Starts When You’re Always Afraid”

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[Editor’s Note: Truth Comes to Light contributor Jeff Baker, sent a note this morning with a link to this video, along with lyrics. Jeff was in kindergarten and I was in high school when this song came out. Times were intense and tension filled the air — but nothing like today. We have awareness/consciousness guiding us through these times and there is nothing to fear.]

shared by Jeff Baker
June 1, 2020

Excerpt from Jeff’s note:

“There is a lot more shit to come, but I believe we will come out of this much better after 2021.
I believe music transcends everything better.💜”

 

53 years later and this song is so Relevant -Buffalo Springfield – For What it’s Worth – 1967

 

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 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