There's something happening here
And what it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I've got to beware
There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Are getting so much resistance from behind.
What a field day for the heat(police)
A thousand people in the street
Singin' songs and carryin' signs
Mostly say "hooray for our side"
Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
Step outta line, the man(police)come and take you away
We better stop,and say hey, what's that sound,everybody look, what's goin' down!