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And The Band Played On

Cliff151 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 5:23 PM
I remember it being "Turn on, tune in and drop out!" But I was a small child then.
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

Norm Whitfield and Barrett Strong are among the best songwriters in history, and "Ball of Confusion," which was made into a classic by the Temptations, is just one of their timeless creations. The thing is at this stage of the game, the song should be a classic because of the talent and lyrics, not because it's so appropriate for this day and age. Written in 1970, it paints a picture of a world out of control, but...