What's Going On (with Various Artists)
Written by Renaldo Benson, Al Cleveland, Marvin Gaye
P. Diddy/Jermaine Dupri:
What's going on
(Tell me)
People dying
(Yeah)
People crying
(Uh huh)
Lord help us
(Come on)

Bono:
Mother, mother
There's too many of you crying

Gwen Stefani:
Oh brother, brother, brother
There's far too many of you dying
(That's right, come on)

Aaron Lewis:
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some loving here today

Nona Gaye:
Oh my father, father (father)
We don't need to escalate
(We don't need to escalate)

Backstreet Boys:
You see, war is not the answer
(War is not the answer)

Nona Gaye/Backstreet Boys:
For only love can conquer hate

Christina Aguilera:
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some loving here today

Britney Spears:
Barricades (sister)
Can't block our way (sister)

Jennifer Lopez:
Don't punish me (sister)
With brutality (sister)

Destiny's Child:
Talk to me (sister)

Britney Spears:
So you can see (sister)
Oh, what's going on
(What's going on)
What's going on
(What's going on)

Destiny's Child:
Yeah, what's going on
(What's going on)

Britney Spears:
What's going on
(What's going on)

Ja Rule:
What's going on
In a world filled with pain
Where's the love for which we pray
What's going on
When our children can't play
Homeless can't eat
There's got to be a better way
What's going on
When we're politically blind
Can't see the signs of endangered times
What's going on

Nelly Furtado:
Ah, ah tell me
What's going on in the world today
I'd rather be dead than turn my head away
We got a first world vision
Too comfy to lift our hands in the air
And cry for a switch
(Put your hands in the air)

Michael Stipe:
Father, father (father help us, come on)
Everybody thinks we're wrong (yeah)

Alicia Keys:
Oh, but who are they to judge us
(Who are they to judge us)
Together we can all be strong
(United we stand, divided we fall)
Yeah, yeah

'N Sync:
You know we've got to find a way (yeah)

Mary J. Blige:
To bring some understanding here today, oh

'N Sync:
Barricades (brother)
Can't block our way (brother)

Darren Hayes:
Don't punish me (brother)
With brutality (brother)

'N Sync/Mary J. Blige:
Baby, talk to me (brother)
So you can see, yeah
What's going on
(What's going on)
Hey, what's going on
(Somebody tell me)
What's going on
(Somebody tell me)
What's going on, yeah

Nelly:
What's going on across seas
Every minute a child dies by this disease
In record numbers indeed
Got momma's crying out please
My baby, hold on
My child ain't done nothing wrong
Still I wanna holler
Ask them why they don't bother
Oh no (oh no)
Make me turn to my Father
And ask Him why they all got a
Trapped soul (trapped soul)

Nas:
Yo, I can feel what was bothering Marvin
And why his words forever remain
Dealing with these modern day problems
'Cause of ignorance surrounding
Me and my constituents
Too many infected
Too many lives diminishing
Nobody say Protestants
Jews, Blacks, and Whites
Latinos and Asian
Pray together, let's fight
We better unite
As genocide chemical war
And the rich and the poor
Know that God delivers a cure

Eve:
It's a shame our reality is devastating
People praying for a cure
And dying while they waiting
Ask the Lord for the comfort
And strength to face it
All the kids with dreams
Won't get the chance to chase
It makes me sad
Think about the lives they woulda had
Think about the orphan babies
Got no moms and dads
How can we sit back and not try to make it right
We gotta come together
We gotta fight for life

Fred Durst:
Somebody tell me what's going on (what's going on)
We got human beings
Using humans for a bomb (yeah)
But everybody wanna live (uh huh)
Don't nobody really wanna die (nah)
You feeling me right (right)
I can't be watching people die (die)
And watching people cry
Let me break it down for a minute (break it down)
If there's enough room here for you and for me
There's plenty of room for some humanity

Tell me
What's going on
You got to tell me
Tell me
What's going on
Tell me
What's going on