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Today I thought I would share this wonderful song by Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth”. The song was released in January 1967 and got to number 7 in the US charts. It was written by Stephen Stills (in the centre of the photograph below) who also sings lead vocals on the song. You may also notice in the video that Neil Young was in the group too, on guitar (he is on the right of the photograph).



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The following year, Stills would become part of possibly the World’s first “supergroup” – Crosby, Stills and Nash; which was formed when he, David Crosby (from The Byrds) and Graham Nash (from The Hollies) got together to form the group Crosby, Stills and Nash. A few months later, Neil Young joined them to form Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

This song is actually the only Buffalo Springfield song which I know; it is a great song addressing the unrest and uncertainty of the civil unrest and escalating Vietnam war in the late 1960s.


There’s something happening here
But 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 saying, “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
Step out of line, the men come and take you away

We better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

We better stop
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

We better stop
Now, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?

We better stop
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look – what’s going down?



Here is a video of the song. Enjoy!





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