Question by  VeteranDancer (16)

What is the song meaning for the song with the lyrics, "stop, hey, what's that sound?"


Answer by  atman (308)

This is a song that describes the sentiment during the Vietnam war era. It talks about protests, soldiers and the seemingly needless war. It reveals how our own paranoia created in our own minds stems from our feeling of being separate from one another. The song wants you to take a minute and be present in the moment.

posted by Anonymous
why take a minute, try a life time.  add a comment

Answer by  technogeek (6640)

The lyric is actually "Stop children, what's that sound?" from the song "For What it's Worth", written by Stephen Stills of Buffalo Springfield. He wrote the song in response to a situation between West Hollywood Poilce and young patrons of a club in West Hollywood that was scheduled to be closed.

posted by Anonymous
Actually the line including the word "children" is only used the first time, all the other times "hey" replaces "children"  add a comment

Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

It means stop what you are doing and take a good look around. Take a moment to see what is happening around you all. Everybody look what is the noise that everyone can hear. Is it to do with you in particular or a general noise that is normal, what is it?


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

I grew up in the 60s and this song meant the world was being taken over by the "man" (police) and you had to be afraid that you would be arrested for anything that you did. The song told you to stop and listen, and come together for human rights.

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