Eve Of Destruction - Barry McGuire


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The eastern world, it is explodin',
Violence flarin', bullets loadin',
You're old enough to kill but not for votin',
You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin',
And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin',
But you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?
And can't you feel the fears I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running away,
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy,
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin',
I'm sittin' here, just contemplatin',
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation,
Handful of Senators don't pass legislation,
And marches alone can't bring integration,
When human respect is disintegratin',
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin',
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

Think of all the hate there is in Red China!
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space,
But when your return, it's the same old place,
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace,
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,
Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace,
And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend,
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

One of the best songs from the Vietnam protest era. I still listen to this every once in a while.  

Much of the lyrics are still relevant today I feel

TTT

underrated song

Great song.

In the 80s, a band called Red Rockers did a very 80s version of it

 

Great song by a filthy leftist.

camicom - 

Great song by a filthy leftist.


Are you always such an uber partisan nerd?

Chimonos Revenge -
camicom - 

Great song by a filthy leftist.


Are you always such an uber partisan nerd?

I honestly believe he can't help himself. That's all he can comment on

UGCTT_mrthesnake -

One of the best songs from the Vietnam protest era. I still listen to this every once in a while.  

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Great song.