This blog documents the travels, projects, shows and impressions of a radical poet who wanders around this doomed planet in a search for intelligent life.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Ball of Confusion-The Temptations
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People moving out, people moving in Why? Because of the color of their skin Run, run, run but you sure 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 talking about 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 my nation
Ball of confusion Oh yeah, that's what the world is today Woo, hey, hey
The sale of pills are at an all time high Young folks walking round with their heads in the sky The cities a flame in the summer time And oh, the beat goes on
Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul Shooting rockets to the moon, kids growing up too soon Politicians say more taxes will solve everything And the band played on
So, round and around and around we go Where the world's headed, said nobody knows Oh, great Googamooga Can't you hear me talking to you?
Just a ball of confusion Oh yeah, that's what the world is today Woo, hey, hey
Fear in the air, tension everywhere Unemployment rising fast, the Beatles 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 moving to the hills, people all over the world are shouting 'End the war' and the band played on
Great Googamooga Can't you hear me talking to you?
It's a ball of confusion That's what the world is today, hey, hey Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
Sayin' ball of confusion That's what the world is today, hey, hey Let me hear ya, let me hear ya Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya Sayin' ball of confusion