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There's somethin' happenin' here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun, over there
Tellin' me I 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
Gettin' so much resistance from behind

(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 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 man come and take you away

(We better)
Stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's goin' down?
(We better)
Stop, hey, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's goin' down?
(We better)
Stop, now, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's goin' down?
(We better)
Stop, children, what's that sound?
Everybody look - what's goin' down?



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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 11:53 pm
    To me it means that politics and big money are trying their best to divide and conquer our country. If we just listen to the noise we aren't going to see what the real plan is. While we fight amongst ourselves about who is right and wrong those in control do whatever they please. Bait and switch.
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    UnregisteredJan 16, 2012 at 6:38 am
    In a time of war, in a time love, in a time of where people were standing up for what was right and wrong - in all this confusion I think the song was trying to say for us to take a step back and really take look at what was happening.

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