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Eve of Destruction
Written by P.F. Sloan  Performed by Barry McGuire

 

 

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 ya tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend...
Ah, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction?

Don't ya understand what I'm tryin' to say?
Can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' today?
If the button is pushed, there's no runnin' 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.

But ya 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 sitting here just contemplatin'.
You 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'.

But ya 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.
You may leave here for 4 days in space,
But when you return, it's the same old place.
The poundin' of the drum, 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' tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve
Of destruction?
Mm, no no, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction!

Note: For those of you who are too young to know.
During the Viet Nam Conflict, 18 year olds were not
allowed to vote.  But they could be drafted to go
fight for their country.  Many felt (including me)
that this wasn't fair.  They were not allowed to
vote for the  members of Congress who were sending
them off to kill and die? This is the reason for the one line
in the song referencing they can't vote but they can kill.
So Barry McGuire inserted  his political statement  in this song.
Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart actually started a
"LUV" campaign (LET US VOTE) and we finally did win!
In 1971 I believe 18 years old won the right to vote.
In 1971, I was 21 and by that time for me it didn't matter.
But we fought for all future generations, which means YOU!

Wave File compliments of Becky Villa.

 

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