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Words and music by Stephen Stills

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me
I've got to beware

Chorus:
Think it's time we
STOP! Hey
What's that sound
Everybody look what's going down ...

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right, if everybody's wrong
People speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance
From behind

Chorus:
Think it's time we
STOP! Hey
What's that sound
Everybody look what's going down ...

Singing songs and carrying signs
Getting so much resistance
From behind

Chorus:
Think 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 shoot you down

Chorus:
Think it's time we
STOP! Hey
What's that sound
Stop and take a look around

Hey! What's that sound
Look what's going down.



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