"There's too much confusion
I can't get no relief
No matter where the setting is, it’s clear that it is a place full of turmoil. To the few that aren’t willing to go along with it, that would be very unsettling. The joker is starting to get really uncomfortable.
Possible reference to U.S. involvement in Vietnam, as no one was really sure what the goal of the war was, and there was no way of winning it and getting relief. This song came out in 1968, and the late 1960’s is when people started to realize that there was no end in sight.
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