Ball of Confusion Lyrics

Love and Rockets


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield, Norman J. Whitfield
album: Track 6 in album Express
release date: 1986-9-15
popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Psychedelic Rock/Indie Rock/Ethereal
length: 7:23
composer: Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield

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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




Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Angels and Devils
  • 2 It Could Be Sunshine
  • 3 Kundalini Express
  • 4 All in My Mind
  • 5 Life in Laralay
  • 6 Ball of Confusion
  • 7 Holiday on the Moon
  • 8 Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man) (remix)
  • 9 Love Me
  • 10 All in My Mind (acoustic version)
  • 11 An American Dream