Friday, November 29, 2013

Afternoon Matinee: Protest - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)

Performed by The Temptations





One two
One two three four, oh

People movin' out, people movin' 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 talkin' 'bout love thy brother is the preacher
And it seems nobody's interested in learnin' but the teacher
Segregation, determination, demonstration, integration
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to our nation

Ball of confusion
Oh yeah, that's what the world is today, hey, hey

The sale of pills are at an all time high
Young folks walkin' 'round with their heads in the sky
The cities ablaze in the summer time
And oh, the beat goes on

Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul
Shootin' 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, nobody knows

Oh, great Googa Mooga
Can't you hear me talkin' to you?
Just a ball of confusion
Oh yeah, that's what the world is today, 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 Googa Mooga
Can't you hear me talkin' to you?
Just a ball of confusion
That's what the world is today, hey hey
Let me hear you, let me hear you, let me hear you
Sayin' ball of confusion
That's what the world is today, hey, hey

Let me hear you, let me hear you, let me hear you
Let me hear you, let me hear you
Sayin' ball of confusion
~ from Lyric Wiki ~

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