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Ball of Confusion
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cover song by Duran Duran
Released 4 April 1995
Genre Pop
Length 3:58 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI
Writer(s) Whitfield, Strong
Producer(s) Duran Duran
John Jones
Duran Duran

"Ball of Confusion" is a cover song by Duran Duran, released on the covers album Thank You by Capitol-EMI on 4 April 1995.

About the songEdit

The song was originally released as "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World is Today)" by The Temptations in 1970 on the Gordy (Motown) label.

It is among The Temptations' most covered songs, with other versions by the Neville Brothers, Tina Turner, Love and Rockets, Widespread Panic, and Anthrax, among others.

"Ball of Confusion" delves head-on into a strong political message. The lyrics list a multitude of problems that were tearing the world apart in 1970: the Vietnam War, racial segregation, drug abuse, crooked politicians, and more.

PersonnelEdit

Duran Duran are:

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LyricsEdit

Written by: Whitfield, Strong

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, I'll set you free
Rap on brother, rap on

Well the only person talking about "love thy brother" is a preacher
It seems nobody's interested in learning but the teacher
Segregation, domination, demonstration, integration 
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to the nation!

Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today
Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today

The singing is at an all-time high
City's aflame in the summertime
And, ohh, the beat goes on...
Evolution, revolution, evolution...
Gun control, the sound of soul
Politicians, can you f... believe them?
And the band played on
And the band played on
Round and around and around we go
Wherever we're standing, nobody knows

Take a look around you
Can't you hear me talking to you?
Just a ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today
Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today

Fear in the air
Tension everywhere
Unemployment rising fast
Killer gangs, watch your ass!
Gun control, the sound of soul
Segregation, domination, demonstration, integration 
Aggravation, humiliation, obligation to the nation!

Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today
Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today
Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today
Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)
That's what your world is today
That's what your world is today

Ball of confusion (ball of confusion)...
That's what your world is today...

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