"Ball of Confusion" as written by and Norman J./strong Whitfield....
People movin' out, people movin' in.
Why, because of the color of their skin.
Run, run, run, but you sho' can't hide
An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.
Vote for me and I'll set you free
Rap on, brother, rap on.
Well, the only person talkin' 'bout love thy brother is the preacher
And it seems nobody's interested in learning but the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration, aggravation,
humiliation, obligation to our nation

Ball Of Confusion that's what the world is today (yeah, yeah)
The sale of pills is at an all time high
young folks walkin' 'round with their heads in the sky
Cities aflame in the summer time, and oh the beat goes on
Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
City inspectors, bill collectors,
Evolution, revolution, gun control, the sound of soul,
Shootin' rockets to the moon, kids growin' up too soon
Politicians say more taxes will solve ev'rything, and the band played on.
Round and round and around we go, where the world's headed nobody knows.
Great googa mooga, can't you hear me talkin' to you, just a
Ball of Confusion that's what the world is today. (yeah, yeah)

Fear in the air, tension ev'rywhere
Unemployment rising fast, the Beatle's new record's a gas,
and the only safe place to live is on an Indian reservation,
and the band played on
Eve of destruction, tax deduction,
City inspectors, bill collectors, mod clothes in demand,
population out of hand, suicide too many bills, hippies movin' to the hills
People all over the world are shouting end the war and the band played on.
Round and round and around we go, where the world's headed nobody knows.
Great googa mooga, can't you hear me talkin' to you, just a
Ball of Confusion that's what the world is today
Let me hear you, let me hear you, let me hear you
Ball Of Confusion that's what the world is today





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"Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" as written by Norman Whitfield Barrett Strong

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    General CommentTemptations cover. I don't really like it much but it has good moments.
    Canadaon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought Love & Rockets did the 80s version of this song, not Duran Duran. I could be wrong though.
    mr_1977on August 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno, you're right, love and rockets did do this song... did duran duran do it too?
    thepurestblueon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSome stuff got misheard by whoever posted the lyrics for this...

    "The singing is like an all time high" -
    Supposed to be "The sale of pills is at an all time high."

    "Politicians. . ."
    A voice in the background says "Politicans, can you f***ing believe them?"

    [Great GoogaMooga] "Can't you hear me talking to ya?"
    It's in the original Temptations version.



    S4v3St4t3son July 30, 2010   Link

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