Eve Of Destruction

Words and Music by : Barry McGuire
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Recorded by
Barry McGuire
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Lyrics:

The eastern world, it is explodiní.
Violence flariní, bullets loadiní
Youíre old enough to kill, but not for votiní
You donít believe in war, but whatís that gun youíre totiní
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatiní

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you donít believe
Weíre on the eve
of destruction.


Donít you understand what Iím tryiní to say
Canít you feel the fears Iím feeliní today?
If the button is pushed, thereís no runniní away
Thereíll be no one to save, with the world in a grave
Take a look around you boy
Itís bound to scare you boy

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you donít believe
Weíre on the eve
of destruction.

Yeah, my bloodís so mad feels like coagulatiní
Iím sitting here just contemplatiní
I canít twist the truth, it knows no regulation.
Handful of senators donít pass legislation
And marches alone canít bring integration
When human respect is disintegratiní
This whole crazy world is just too frustratiní

And you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
Ah, you donít believe
Weíre on the eve
of destruction.


Think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for 4 days in space
But when you return, itís the same old place
The poundiní of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, but donít leave a trace
Hate your next-door neighbor, but donít forget to say grace

AndÖ tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You donít believe
Weíre on the eve
Of destruction
Mm, no no, you donít believe
Weíre on the eve
of destruction.