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Somethings Going On


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Moviz

 Genre: Ballad

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I began with a couple of chords intending to write a kind of love song, but as I wrote the words'Somethings going on.... ' I added 'in the world' and it sort of changed direction and out came my very smallest soap box again( Must have something nagging me LOL). I promise you I'm not a fanatic LOL
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Lyrics
What is going on in the world? People warring,
Something's going on in the world, nerves are Jarring,
People try to live their lives, striving for happiness,
Try to make their dreams come true, but something's gone amiss.

People say God's on their side, so why the killing?
If God is really on their side, why are they so willing,
To take away what God has made and fill the world with hate?
Can't they come together, or is it too late?

Is this what God really wants, people at war?
If this is what their God really wants, then I don't want to know.

Something's changing in the world, Evil's thriving,
Someone's tryin' to brainwash the world, but I'm not buyin'
That a God with so much love, would destroy what's good.
He wouldn't want the people of the world, to spill their blood.

Send out Love to the world. people need it,
Show them all we care for the world and make them heed it.
Maybe peace will come to the world. C'mon let's all sow it.
Look what we've done to the world and think what we owe it.

Look round at the wonders of the world and all the beauty,
Flowing rivers and forests of the world; don't you think it's our duty,
To protect and love it all; best of all to share it,
To be proud of all we see... and it was for free?

I'm thankful that I'm in the world and that I love it
And when it's time for me to leave the world and I'm looking from above it,
I will say with all my heart, "This was my home and the place that I shared with Love, for everyone".
The place that I shared with love, for everyone.
Song Stats
Hits: 3025
Comments: 33
Fans: 8
Plays: 177
Downloads: 122
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Jul 22, 2007 - 05:25:21 PM
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2007 - 05:25:21 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 02:32:11 AM
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Comments
Feter said 3679 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Somethings Going On
the voice of protest music from the 60s
just all what came to my mind and how this
is what most respectfull for a musician can bring
"People say God's on their side, so why the killing?
If God is really on their side, why are they so willing,
To take away what God has made and fill the world with hate?
Can't they come together, or is it too late?"

you sum it all here ...this is a classic !!!!
thank you for such a gem !!

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Moviz said 3679 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
Hi Feter..
You're correct it is a 'protest song', but that only occurred to me after I had posted it.I fully understand why you in particular would approve of this sentiment and I'm absolutely pleased that you approve, best regards, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
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said 3679 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
The place that I shared with love...
...is here with you all MJ's... And see hove it can be when we share our LOVE and music. This is for me right on time... We need more like this.
The world is screaming after peace and want us to slow done and think what are we doing with the world... Bravo my friend.


Take care
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Kenta
Moviz said 3679 days ago (July 23rd, 2007)
I couldn't ...
agree more Kenta. We need more music, love and compassion, and less hypocrisy in the world, Thank you, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
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said 3668 days ago (August 2nd, 2007)
It's never too late.... is it?
NO!

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For better or for worse, in prosperity and adversity...I try always to be positive.
composerclark said 3678 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Powerful
Very moving! And such powerful lyrics. I really like how you introduced strings and a choir; it really takes it to another level. Great work here!
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Moviz said 3678 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Thank you..
for listening Clark, I really do appreciate you calling in and leaving your comment, Regards M

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It's never too late.... is it?
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VicDiesel said 3677 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Strong message
There's good and bad. I hope that after pouring out your heart like that you looked up and saw some positive image. Children, flowers, my new song :-)

Somehow the ending of this song reminds me of Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World". In spirit, and a bit in music.

Victor.
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Moviz said 3677 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Yes Vic
there is good as well bad, but not a lot of good coming from and going on in certain parts of the world.. and encroaching on ours too; but yes, I do have a positive image when I see my grandchild and all children/people. My garden too is a good image at present, heaving with flowers.
I tried to listen to your latest, to no avail though, as the little Quicktime icon is blanked out when I try to play it, but I'll keep trying. Thanks for dropping in and listening though, cheers M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
Henke said 3677 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
You got me there, Moviz!
I was a bit sceptic after a line or two, but then suddenly I was caught! This was actually great! Wonderful lyrics which you found an excellent sound for. Maybe not perfect in a technical sense (I don't know), but then again a good song need it NOT. So, well done all over! Kudos!
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Moviz said 3677 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Glad you .....
got hooked then Henrik and I can understand you not being keen at first LOL (I have said before that I'm no great guitarist LOL) so I called in the troops so to speak with the keyboard. Yes you're right too about the 'production', but It was a first for me experimenting with the ad lib style of the vocal, Thanks for your comment, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
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peacepiano said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Well sung
Your voice sounds great on this song. You deliver the message and the notes with a special kind of sincerity.

Thanks
Bill
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Moviz said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
I'm pleased...
you said that Bill, because as I've said before, these days, I'm conscious of a quickly deteriorating voice LOL, especially on a slow ballad like this.Therefore I have to rely more on getting the sincerity across in the vocal. I am sincere though regarding the content of the lyrics, so I'm very pleased it came across. Thanks again, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Yes, Maurice...
..."something's happenin' here---what it is ain't exactly clear"...But like you, I'm not buying it either! We're very much on the same page friend.

Love the lyrics...indeed...I BELIEVE in lyrics like this! Beautifully sung, arranged and orchestrated. You just made yourself a fan and a friend!

Be well!
Moviz said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Nice of you ...
to drop in Michael. Glad you liked my lyrics and song and and I thank you for your praise. I'm glad your a new friend too.. the more the merrier LOL, regards M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Hey!
When I commented earlier today I know I faved this one, but when I came back just now I noticed it didn't take. Server problems or something earlier I guess. Anyway, I've corrected the problem Maurice!

Again, great work here!

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"We are put upon this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love." (William Blake)
Moviz said 3676 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Thanks again
Michael, I understand, as I've had that happen a couple of times lately too and had to re fan someone LOL, Cheers M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Sth is Great going on !!
Mr. Maurice .. this one is your best one i think ..
Really enjoyed it a lot .. remembered me of the 70's songs and Elvis's tones !!
The lyrics is very nice .. the music is old cool one ..
The sining is just perfect ..
Really one of the favorite JAMS at MJ ..
Thanks for sharing this piece with us
Keep up the great work !!

Regardz
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Yeman Auf Al-Rawi
Moviz said 3676 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thanks ...
for your lovely comments Wayne (is that the name I address you with?) you're very kind. I'm especially glad that you liked this at this time and even more thrilled that you compare my tones to Elvis LOL. I might be seeing him in a few more years time LOL, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
stevewhit said 3673 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Superb!
This is so good. Excellent singing and arrangement and the lyrics are packed with thought provoking questions and statements.
This is one of those songs that has you hooked from start to finish.
Well done and thanks again.
Steve
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Moviz said 3673 days ago (July 28th, 2007)
Thanks Steve..
So glad you liked this and I'm very thankful for your comment. I just called in to your latest and left a message etc. not having heard you before. I'll be tuning in again though, regards M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
dreadmon said 3670 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Just wonderful
An amen to the sentiments you express here. You've a great voice and I love what you've done with the arrangement here. Do I detect some Bach influence in the chord progression? This is really an instant standard, thanks for sharing it here!
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Moviz said 3670 days ago (July 31st, 2007)
Thank you Bing...
for that association with a master, but I fear it must be purely accidental, even though I follow and love all music genres, classical to pop. I'm pleased that you like this song as the sentiment comes from deep inside and I'm really grateful for your nice comments, regards M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
stevel said 3667 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
mmm nice
great vocals...reminiscent of Richard Hawley I think...a similar feel to some of his stuff (with that guitar sound too!) I like the production on this, a very nice feel indeed
Cheers for sharing
Steve
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Moviz said 3667 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
Thanks Steve..
for the comparison. I hadn't heard Steve Hawley, but just nipped over to I-Tunes and heard a couple of his, very nice too. I'm pleased that you like this, so thanks again, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
said 3667 days ago (August 3rd, 2007)
warmly, with authority
You take immediate command of the stage with your sonorous, genuine, emotive voice. God bless you for boldly venturing from the confines of your bathroom (I read your bio) to the streets and shores of the world. Excellent. You are carrying the torch of Roger Whittaker. That is a huge compliment, for Roger has been an ambassador of folk tunes and ballads for many years. You sing warmly, with authority.
Moviz said 3667 days ago (August 4th, 2007)
It is..
indeed a compliment and coming from a troubadour such as yourself, it is praise indeed. Thank you so much for listening to this, and your kind comments, regards M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
guitapick said 3665 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
Does seem...
...that way, lately....doesn't it?

Effective dissonances...strong message, moviz...


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Moviz said 3664 days ago (August 6th, 2007)
your not
wrong Bob; it does seem that way at times. Glad you dropped in again, cheers M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
dolby said 3664 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
A Gem
Truly a wonderful lyric, heartfelt and honest.

As others have said, probably not the best production job on MJ's but still a great song. I'm gald there are some people writing about the state of the world - 'cos it's a mess. Thanks for getting afew things off your chest through the medium of song, I for one am listening.

Phil
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Moviz said 3663 days ago (August 7th, 2007)
Glad you .....
liked this one too Phil, thanks a lot for the comment, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
Check out my latest song called Angels
Heightened said 3537 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Somethings Going On
Fantastic song and beautifully written. Thanks for sharing.
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Moviz said 3510 days ago (January 7th, 2008)
Thanks for
listening to this one too H. I just played it again and I can understand the criticisms from some about production especially those S's, really spoiled it. But I'm glad you managed to see through all that and like it, cheers M
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Name: Maurice Vizard
Location: UK
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