Things Goin' On was written in 1973 by Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington, the lead vocalist and guitarist from Lynyrd Skynyrd. It appeared on the band's first album (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) and expressed concerns about social and environmental issues, with especial criticism of politicians' role in such issues. The song was distinct from other contemporary protest-songs in that it utilized the sound of Muscle Shoals, Alabama blues licks made popular by both Eric Clapton and Duane Allman's honky tonk melodies, though this was in keeping with Lynyrd Skynyrd's country-rock image. Wikipedia
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(Gary Rossington - Ronnie VanZant)
Have you ever lived down in the ghetto?
Have you ever felt the cold wind blow?
If you don`t know what I mean,
Won`t you stand up and scream?
`Cause there`s things goin` on that you don`t know.
Too many lives they`ve spent across the ocean.
Too much money been spent upon the moon.
Well, until they make it right
I hope they never sleep at night
They better make some changes
And do it soon.
They`re goin ruin the air we breathe
Lord have mercy.
They`re gonna ruin us all, by and by.
I`m telling you all beware
I don`t think they really care
I think they just sit up there
And just get high.
|1||0||Pronounced Leh-Nerd Skin-Nerd Studio Album||1973|
|1||7||What's Your Name Compilation||2007|
|1||9||Skynyrd's First ... And Last Album||1978|
|1||5||(Pronounced 'L?h-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) Album||1973|
|1||5||(Pronounced 'L?h-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd) Album||1977|
|1||14||Lynyrd Skynyrd Box Set Compilation||1991|
|1||5||(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) Studio Album||1973|
|1||5||1993-02-19: Still Burning Strong: Atlanta, GA, USA Live||1993|
|1||14||The Definitive Lynyrd Skynyrd Collection Compilation||1991|
|1||14||Skynyrd's First: The Complete Muscle Shoals Album Compilation||1998|
|1||7||What's Your Name Compilation||1997|
|1||9||Skynyrd's First And... Last Compilation||1978|
|1||7||Collector's Edition Compilation||2007|
|1||35||The Complete Collection||2008|