ALBUM: Bigger, Better, Faster, More  1992

Linda Perry

What’s up

Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination
I realized quickly when I knew I should
That the world was made up of this brotherhood of man
For whatever that means
And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bedJust to get it all out
What’s in my head

And I, I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I, scream at the top of my lungs
What’s going on?
And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what’s going on?
And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what’s going on?
ooh, ooh ooh
And I try: oh my god do I try
I try all the time, in this institution
And I pray: oh my god do I pray
I pray every single day
For a revolution
And so I cry sometimes
When I’m lying in bed

Just to get it all out
What’s in my head

And I, I am feeling a little peculiar
And so I wake in the morning
And I step outside
And I take a deep breath and I get real high
And I scream at the top of my lungs
What’s going on?
And I say, hey hey hey hey
I said hey, what’s going on?
Twenty-five years and my life is still
Trying to get up that great big hill of hope
For a destination

 

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A dispetto del titolo, “What’s up“, nel brano non appare mai questa frase ma troviamo “Whats’ going on” nel ritornello. Questo fu deciso per evitare la sovrapposizione, o la confusione col brano di Marvin Gaye.