Ball of Confusion
Am I just stuck in time, or is the entire world caught up in an endless replay? It just seems like nothing is unique or new these days. It’s all just recycled news made by new players.
I write that after watching a YouTube video of one of the greatest tunes, “Ball of Confusion.” It was recorded by the Temptations in 1970. And like today, that was a turbulent time. We were caught up in a prolonged war, the economy was in depression and there was unrest in the streets.
Here’s a verse from the song:
“The sale of pills are at an all-time high.
“Young folks walking ‘round with their heads in the sky;
“The city’s ablaze in the summer time …
“And, oh the beat goes on …
“Evolution, revolution, gun control, the sound of soul.
“Shootin’ rockets to the moon, kids growing up too soon.
“Politicians say more taxes will solve everything,
“And the band played on
“Ball of confusion …”
For a song written and performed 43 years ago, it sure sounds like it speaks to our current problems, doesn’t it?
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