Barry McGuire - Eve of Destruction

English

Eve of Destruction

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?
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 you 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 tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction
 
Submitted by maluca on Mon, 25/05/2015 - 23:42
Last edited by magicmulder on Sat, 21/10/2017 - 11:15
Thanks!

 

Comments
magicmulder    Thu, 09/03/2017 - 20:04

Corrected a few minor irregularities.

SaintMark    Fri, 20/10/2017 - 21:06

also by "the pogues", "Shane MacGowan"

magicmulder    Sat, 21/10/2017 - 11:15

Thanks, I've added The Pogues.