Contaminated Minds Lyrics

UB40


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jim Brown, Ali Campbell, Robin Campbell, Earl Falconer, Norman Hassan, Brian Travers, Michael Virtue, Terrence Oswald Wilson
album: Track 8 in album UB40
release date: 1988-7-11
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Reggae Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Reggae-Pop
length: 4:49

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Some people search for the holy grail
Run round in circles and chase their own tails
But you can't really blame them for clutching at straws
For weeding some truth in our morals and laws

Some people say that revolution will descend
On this madness end this confusion
But we've all heard the privileged boast and preach
And the promised land we want is still out of reach

I once knew a man who wore self-righteousness
Like a medal on his inflated chest
He hated all people for breaking his rules
Looked down with distaste on the cowards and fools

He lived like a king in his castle of stone
And sneered at the man who worked hard for his home
He knew all the right words and who to defend
And would be with conviction the working mans friend

[Chorus]
Contaminated minds play judge and jury too
But contaminated minds are blind to truth
Contaminated minds speak with loudest voice
But not everybody has the luxury of choice


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Dance With the Devil
  • 2 Come Out to Play
  • 3 Breakfast in Bed
  • 4 You're Always Pulling Me Down
  • 5 I Would Do for You
  • 6 'Cause It Isn't True
  • 7 Where Did I Go Wrong
  • 8 Contaminated Minds
  • 9 Matter of Time
  • 10 Music So Nice
  • 11 Dance With the Devil (reprise)