Things Goin' On

Album: Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd (1973)
  • Well, have you ever lived down in the ghetto?
    Have you ever felt the cold wind blow?
    Well, 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

    Well, they're goin ruin the air we breathe
    Lord have mercy
    They're gonna ruin us all, by and by
    I'm telling all you beware
    I don't think they really care
    I think they just sit up there
    And just get high

    Well, have you ever lived down in the ghetto?
    Have you ever felt the cold wind blow?
    Well, 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

    Well, 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

    Thing goin' on Writer/s: GARY ROBERT ROSSINGTON, RONNIE VAN ZANT
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Joe from Plant City, Florida Probably the most underrated song of the album. For that matter that they released. Great tune!
  • Downforce from Atlanta, GaLove this song and so much of the band's work. Does anyone know what bass instrument is used in this song? It has the most interesting tone, something I discovered after using some new headphones. It almost sounds like a wind instrument...
  • Jeff from Panama City , Flif you want to know what set lynyrd skynyrd apart from other bands...listen to that double time change up in the middle of this song...they were the masters of taking a 3 chord song and making it difficult for others to copy because of those tempo/beat changes..."I aint the one"...has 3 different styles/rhythms in it....they were so talented...Im glad I got to see the original lineup of skynyrd in 1977...bout 3 months before the crash....it was artimus pyle, steve gains, billy powell, alan collins, leon wilkerson, ronnie van zant, and gary rossington...on stage in dothan alabama...what a show!...they were so tight with every note!...
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InGreat bit of guitar and bass work.
    VERY southern.
  • Clarissa from Martinsburg, WvHeck yeah Ronnie was right! I mean seriously, what is Bush smoking?
  • Jeanette from Mcgrady, NcThis song should get more airplay. It applies to many of the situations that are going on today in our government and society. "I think they just sit up there and get high." I think Ronnie was right.
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