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Eve of Destruction (with lyrics) - Barry McGuire

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Published on Oct 14, 2010

Barry Mcguire performs his hit Eve of Destruction on the NBC music show Hullabaloo (1965). The song was written by P. F. Sloan in 1965 when he was 19. Several artists have recorded it, but the best-known version was by Barry McGuire. The song is as relevant now as it was then, perhaps even more so.

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lyrics:
The eastern world it is exploding
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 sitting here just contemplatin'
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation
And a 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.

Ah think of all the hate there is in Red China
Then take a look around to Selma, Alabama
You may leave here for four days in space
But when you return it's the same old place
The pounding 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
Ah, no you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction

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