Oct 25, 2014
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For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield.

   




Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth, (1967, Bandstand, el Hollywood Palace, Smothers Brothers)
Buffalo Springfield was a rock group that served as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina, two of whom played in rock, pop, folk, country and acoustic group Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young later in their career. Buffalo Springfield is best known for the song “For What It’s Worth”. After the band’s formation in April 1966, a series of disruptions, including infighting and the pressure of working in the music industry, resulted in constant changes in the group’s lineup and ultimately culminated in the group’s disbanding after roughly 25 months. Buffalo Springfield released a total of three albums but left many demo recordings, studio outtakes and live recordings, as well as a reputation for excellent personnel and high band dysfunction.[1] Despite the band’s short tenure and relatively limited output it was one of the most influential bands of the 1960s, with virtually all members going on to successful careers and with two (Stills and Young) reaching the top of rock stardom.

Components of the band.
Richie Furay
Dewey Martin
Jim Messina
Stephen Stills
Neil Young
Bruce Palmer

For What It’s Worth :
There’s somethin’ happenin’ here.
What it is ain’t exactly clear.
There’s a man with a gun over there
A-tellin’ me I’ve got to beware.

I think it’s time we stop.
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’ down.

There’s battle lines bein’ drawn.
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.
Young people speakin’ their minds
A-gettin’ so much resistance from behind.

I think it’s time we stop.
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’ down.

What a field day for the heat.
A thousand people in the street
Singin’ songs and a-carryin’ signs
Mostly sayin’ hooray for our side.

It’s time we stop.
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’ 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.

You better stop.
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’..
You better stop.
Hey, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’..
You better stop.
Now, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’..
You better stop.
Children, what’s that sound?
Everybody look what’s goin’..

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