Who Sang Contradiction? Ohio Players

Ohio Players Contradiction cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Funk/Disco
length: 4:39
Some other versions of "Contradiction"

Lyrics
Contradictions
(Contradictions)
To me it seems that's what life's all about
(That's what life's all about).
My convictions (my convictions, girl)
Are always keeping my poor soul in doubt
(Keeping my soul in doubt)
My restrictions (my restrictions, girl)
Are always at war with all my needs
(With all my needs!)
My intention's (my intention's, well)
To go through life and never bleed
Contradictions

And now love and hate
Should try to negotiate (let's make our deal girl).
There's no time to wait
Do it now, don't delay.
Put away all your fears
Don't believe the things you hear
Just keep the faith,
Don't hesitate -
Someday you'll be great

Contributions
We all must give so that we can receive
(Well)
The solution
Would be to never need (yeah)
A revolution (a revolution)
Is bound to change your constitution (bang bang honey child)
Retribution
(illusion)
Confusion
(confusion)
Illusion
(institution)
Diffusion
(dilution)
Contradiction.

If you won't change
You'll make me feel strain
And there will be a contradiction -
And we won't have a chance to love

Love and hate
Should try to negotiate.
There's no time to wait
Do it now, don't delay.
Put away all your fears
Don't believe the things you hear
Just keep the faith,
Don't hesitate -
Someday you'll be great

Contradictions (repeat until end of song)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Contradiction
  • 2 Precious Love
  • 3 Little Lady Maria
  • 4 Far East Mississippi
  • 5 Who'd She Coo?
  • 6 My Life
  • 7 Tell the Truth
  • 8 My Ladies Run Me Crazy
  • 9 Bi-Centennial

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin