21世紀最初の戦時下に名曲「What's Going On」が甦る
 米・同時多発テロに端を発したチャリティCDの中で、最も大掛かりなプロジェクトの一つ、アーティスツ・アゲインスト・エイズ・ワールドワイド(AAAW)による「ホワッツ・ゴーイング・オン」(ソニー SICP56)が、アメリカで2001年10月30日、日本では11月7日に発売されることが決まった。
What's Going On
Original Words by Marvin Gaye

P Diddy:What's Going On?

Jermaine Dupri:Tell Me.

P Diddy:People Dying, People Crying, Lord help us.

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

Gwen Stefani:Oh, brother, brother, brother. There's far too many of you dying.

Jermaine Dupri:That's Right.
Aaron Lewis:You know we've got to find a way to bring some lovin' here today.

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

Backstreet Boys:You see 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 lovin' here today.

Britney Spears:Barricades, can't block our way.

J-Lo:Don't punish me with brutality.

Destiny's Child:Talk to me. So you can see.

**First Chorus** Destiny's Child/Britney Spears:Oh 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 politically blind? Can't see the signs of endangered times? What's going on?

Nelly Furtado:What's goin' on in the world today? I'd rather be dead than to turn my head away. We got this first world vision too. Comfy to lift up our hands in the air. And cry for a switch.

Michael Stipe:Father, father.

P Diddy:Father help us, come on!

Michael Stipe:Everybody thinks we're wrong.

Alicia Keys:Oh, but who are they to judge us? Together we can all be strong.

P Diddy:United we stand, divided we fall.

N'Sync:Oh you know we've got to find a way.

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

N'Sync:Barricades can't block our way.

Darren Hayes (Savage Garden):Don't punish me with brutality.

N'Sync:Baby talk to me, so you can see.
**Second Chorus** Yeah, what's going on? Hey, what's going on? Somebody tell me what's going on? I'll tell you what's goin' on-uh.

Nelly:What's going on 'cross 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 want to 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.

Nas:I can feel what was bothering Marvin. 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 Asians. Pray together. Less 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, dying while they're 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 would've 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. We got human beings using humans for a bomb. But everyone wanna live. Don't nobody really want to die. You feeling me right. I can't be watching people die. And watching people cry. Let me break it down for a minute. If there's enough room here for you and me. There's plenty of room for some humanity. Somebody tell me what's going on. Somebody tell me what's going on...(refrain)

( 2001/10/17 )

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