THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH : BALL OF CONFUSION [1971]

Η hardcore ψυχεδελική βερσιόν του κλασικού των Whitfield – Strong, ένα χρόνο μετά την original των Temptations – παραγωγός ξανά ο μεγάλος Norman Whitfield / The hardcore psychedelic version of the Whitfield- Strong classic, a year after the Temptations’ original – produced, again, by the great Norman Whitfield.

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

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5 Comments

  1. Liz Gauffreau July 31, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I remember the Temptations’ version of this one. I have to say, I like the Temptations’ version better than this one.

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    1. Oannes July 31, 2022 at 8:25 pm

      I agree. Temptations version is an all time classic. This one is less concrete, …tempting though in its own way.

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  2. Resa August 10, 2022 at 12:02 am

    I really like this!
    Okay, hard to top The Temptations, still they tried in their way.

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    1. Oannes August 10, 2022 at 8:05 am

      Basically it was the same person behind that : [Temptations’] producer Norman Whitfield who also wrote the song. Thank you!

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      1. Resa August 11, 2022 at 12:37 am

        Interesting! Thank you!

        Reply

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