Temptations, The - Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today) Lyrics




1, 2... 1, 2, 3, 4, Ow!

People moving out, people moving 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 talking about love thine 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
Oh yeah, that's what the world is today
Woo, hey, hey

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

Evolution, revolution, gun control, sound of soul
Shooting 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 talking to you?
Just a ball of confusion
Oh yeah, that's what the world is today
Woo, hey, 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 talking to you?
It's a ball of confusion
That's what the world is today, hey, hey
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
(Sayin') ball of confusion
That's what the world is today, hey, hey
Let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya, let me hear ya
(Sayin') ball of confusion
That's what the world is today...





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  1. hank fontaine

    There still stealing natives lands, UNTO THIS DAY

  2. Neal Fry

    Hay Detroit,
    " Merry Christmas " is The Birth of
    Jesus Christ, not Santa Claus,
    DETROIT "!" *( amen. )*

  3. Neal Fry

    Hay Detroit,
    " Shooting and Killing Firefighters "
    During The 1967 Riots, is " Cold Blooded Murder " in The Almighty Eyes of God Almighty, Detroit "!"

  4. Neal Fry

    " Just a Little bit More Crack "
    For Babies Being Born by Junky Moms and Dads is a Sin That Will Not Get Them In The Kingdom of Heaven, amen.

  5. Neal Fry

    I was 14 Years Old when The Detroit
    《" Riots "》Had U.S. Tanks and Choppers, and There Was Now Where
    To Run for " Black Snipers " who Shot
    Themselves in their Back 6 Time by a
    .357 Magnum and Jumped to their Death from The Buildings they Set on
    " Fire, " amen. Detroit, SHAME On YOU !

  6. Fred Azbell

    Great Googamooga, can't you hear me talkin' to ya.

  7. Tigress

    Ruffin and Kendricks ..... the dynamic duo .... miss my hometown ..... Motown

  8. Dan Rodriguez

    40 yrs later and the world has the same problems!!

  9. Tom Dockery

    The confusion is planned.There were no World Wars before the Fed came into being.Draw your own conclusions.

  10. Bill Cottle

    One of the greatest groups in history bar none.

  11. Corene Pope

    A fine song about our President!!! 🍺🍸😊😋

  12. Cathy Audette

    And this from the 1970s!

  13. Mona C

    a big ball of shit, that's what the world is today, circa 2019.

  14. رانيا العمانية

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  15. doreen keijzer

    have a nice day every one

  16. doreen keijzer

    hallo folks what is op duck

  17. Gavin H

    I remember this song as a kid and realized its social implications then and it still applies today without missing a lick on our society...."and the band played on"

  18. Toenail Tom

    Politician's say "more taxes will solve everything "
    Of course they do-(other people's money)

  19. ChangedMedia

    I wonder if the only person who first heard this on Sister Act 2.

  20. Tay Yasharal

    "And the only safe place to live is on an Indian reservation." Went past heads.

  21. Tina Adams

    This song is still relevant in 2019.

  22. Goo_Ze

    "I am going to look at the stars. They are so far away, and their light takes so long to reach us...All we ever see of stars are their old photographs."


    - Dr. Manhatten.
    Watchmen

  23. Time Traveler

    I am one of the fortunate ones who bought this record when it was a hit...not that old in 2019!...this world was always a ''ball of confusion'' ask JESUS!!!!

  24. Mike Smith

    This song Express exactly what the satanist wants total confusion an division wake up my brother's an sisters to shake the chains of bondage off OF ALL humanity
    BLESSINGS ML

  25. Abyss 11

    THANK YOU for recognizing oldschool

  26. eee-eee-clap-clap

    This song was released almost 50 years ago...and today...it's 100% accurate!

  27. Mr. Mushy Dr. Thompson

    I loved Tropic Thunder!!!

  28. Kelli Monroe

    This is a kick ass song !

  29. Ste4791

    I prefer the DD cover. Now kill me.

  30. Cameo Davis

    This needs to be broadcasted around the world

  31. Patrick MCGettigan

    This Great Song Real problems REAL Shit Let's fuck with trume

  32. Falkor Technologies

    Watchmen gang

  33. Crimson Kng

    Beatles' new record's a gas 2:37.

  34. Rae Eliot

    YAH THE WORLD'S..GOING TO A BALL OF CONFUSION...COUSE OF THE EVIL OF MAN

    TEMPS...BEST SONG..BYEFAR.☠

  35. charles aniel

    most taxes are not paid by the rich

  36. Deborah Head

    Eddie Kendrick is the best tenor voice in music history, imo!

  37. Marie Miller

    i like they used the beat goes on from sonny and cher also the great googamooga from sanford and son tv show grady said that all the time ..cool song really far out man

    Teresa Vasey

    this song 1964, Sonny and Cher 1967

    Marie Miller

    @Teresa Vasey 1970 for the temps on motown with berry

  38. Kevin Kidder

    Ball of confusion should be played to all politicians .Nancy first

  39. Kunchuz King

    Tried to wake us up looong ago ..

  40. starwalker blue

    ball of s#it

  41. CannonRushed

    Who's watching in 2059?

  42. Michael Beres

    "..politicians say more taxes, will solve everything!" The DNC's slogan in perpetuity.

  43. Michael Beres

    1, 2... 1 ,2, 3 ,4 Owh!

  44. Teresa Vasey

    And the beat goes on, and I am dancing, and we all live in the matrix...

  45. Joe G

    Liberals keep on the big ball of confusion for their political gain

  46. Christina Tubbs

    The world its still in state of mind

  47. Ziad Obaid

    Watchmen brought me here

  48. simon holmes

    Africa full of fat women and skin and bone children that's what the world is today.

  49. J a Street

    It is not just my Imagination ✌

  50. William Bethel

    We love you young kids

  51. Mike Marcott

    Time traveler I totally dig this video man I watch it at least twice a week! Temptations and Motown is like Led Zeppelin to rock

  52. Valerieann Rumpf

    Still rings true in 2019.

  53. paradiddle16

    amazing tune! Tenison in the air ;)

  54. Count

    It's not a ball but I love this song.....Learn the true story of how the Michelson Morley experiment proved we aren't spinning and how Einstein wrote a mathematical equation to "spin" the results....read your bible...It's FLAT.

  55. Mud Man

    I remember looking forward to on a Sunday in Chicago and watch the Soul Train I'm a white guy I thought it was great I'm 60 and I still remember all the words

  56. john e Lawler

    this sums up todays shit storm perfectly

  57. Lucius Walker

    Do not inpachment
    Donald trump he is
    A good p

  58. rotabo001

    50 years ago and we're still dealing with this shit.

  59. 2PACBRB2014

    watchmen brought me here

  60. Spider-Man 199999

    Looking Glass and Sister Night

  61. Edna Ewell

    Looking for a 2020 Resistance song. Whatcha thank?

  62. LUCKY 472

    #MESSAGEINDAMUSIC!!! {-_-} Listen up !!🎼🎶🎤🎧

  63. Stephen Dailey

    Excellent video.

  64. Lee Johnson

    THE WORLD IS STILL IN A BALL OF CONFUSION!

  65. ludagouda123

    Cept it's not a ball...

  66. Kevin Kidder

    Lived in Detroit in to the 70's this doing was ahead of it's time.

    Kevin Kidder

    I meant ahead of it's time. The temps were the greatest
    I have all their recordings

  67. scott soulia

    Timeless commentary on human nature.

  68. Sean Goodman

    We are still that.

  69. Janine Harrington

    The world is still a ball of confusion. Even. More so....

  70. Omniavincitlove 1956

    ¿Quién está escuchando este gran tema en octubre del 2019?

  71. John Allen

    Man, that is the way it was back then. There were so many things happening at the same time that some people got vertigo. Music was everywhere and there were so many bands making the scene. I lived around Cleveland and just about every band coming out played there. Demonstrations and sit-ins and things like that along with protests. Even though R&R was driving Motown and the Temptations were right there all the way through. A lot of good groups came out of Detroit. White kids liked Motown just as much as black kids. There was a time there around 67 or so where black and white people were starting to come together as one. I felt it.

  72. Daphne Lynne

    Orange idiot in the white house....

  73. jaboa jump

    i dont care who you are black or white this is just GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT...PLAY IT AGAIN,

  74. Septia Woman

    I was just coming into the world...if I knew then what I know now...that where your treasure be, there be your heart also. And many store up greed, etc.

  75. Lorenzo Almeida

    LYRICS:
    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

  76. Millsy Boy Gaming

    🇺🇸I picture a perfect formation of Huey’s flying through North Vietnam🇺🇸

  77. Snagglefratz

    Still a very timely song.

  78. Fred P

    Im a pink Floyd kind of guy, but this song transcends genre, in my top ten for sure AWESOME

  79. Gaetana Nelson

    Tropic Thunder !!!

  80. Melody Sanger

    REMEMBERING DAVID MELVIN ENGLISH
    "MELVIN FRANKLIN
    (October 12, 1942 – February 23, 1995) [10/12/2019]

  81. BadAxxBree

    The relevance that this song has, wow.

    Sylvia Williams

    Understand😃😂🤣🤣🤣

    mgp870

    @Sylvia Williams same here!

  82. Pav Lova

    A great song but the most idiotic slideshow I've ever seen.

  83. Josephine Austin

    2019 the year of mass confusion straight from the White House.

  84. Metro Promise

    Trump right wingers, ANTIFA, immigration camps, opioid epidemic, impeachment movement, racial issues, this song fits 2019 to a tee.

  85. Steve M

    Like the dems

  86. Jim Morgan

    Love this song. Here's the version I made 4 years ago. I'm amazed that neither of us used the same images in our videos. :D
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bywt5jOe1GA&t=26s

    Jim Morgan

    Ok. ONE image. LOL

    Sylvia Williams

    Me too.

  87. Northside Donnie

    Literally timeless!

  88. hank fontaine

    Economy e's conning me

  89. terasa sanders

    LIKE the world we live in now in 2019...

    Lloyd Cole

    50 years later

    James Legett

    Yes young lady, the 70's were a simpler time no aids no herpes just good times, good weed 4 finger ounces 35 dollars

    D Williams

    @James Legett $10 down in Tejas

  90. Anita Watkins

    Rap on brother Rap on 2019. Ball of Confusion.

  91. Shannon Perdue

    People moving out people moving in why white people move away because they can afford it black people move because they can afford to stay there any more gentrification at its finest.

  92. Shannon Perdue

    Young folks in this generation walking around with there head in the sky right now.

    Sylvia Williams

    Hope like ****they looking up.

  93. Shannon Perdue

    Some preachers not talking about love any more.

  94. Richard Brown

    Annoying comments, life is a bitch but it don't mean you gotta bitch about it!

  95. Bob Haynes

    Too many people, too many problems

  96. mr childgrownold

    September 2019, I am still confused

  97. Changed Myname

    Genesis - This is a land of confusion
    Temptations - This is a ball of confusion


    I'm confused.

  98. Esther Star Rose

    A Prophetic song, and it is happening today! September 20th 2019, today the Lawyers of our president trump dumped on this whole planet, saying we all can do whatever the hell we want and none of you can charge me/ us with any of the crimes we are committing, & furthermore, ordered investigations to stop. Walls of Confusion!