Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire

 

Strophe) 

The eastern world it is explodin´

Violence flarin´bullets loading 

You´re old enough to kill but nor for votin 

You don´t believe in war, but but what´s that gun you´re totin´

And even the Jordan River has bodies floating, but you 

 

Refrain) 

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 tryin´to say 

Can´t you feel the fears I´m feelin´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 

 

Refrain) 

Tell me, over and over and over again, my friend 

Ah, you don´t believe we´re on the eve of destruction 

 

Strophe) 

Yeah, my blood´s so mad, feels like coagulating 

I´m sitting here, just contemplating 

I can´t twist the truth, it knows no regulation 

And marches alone can´t bring integration 

When human respect is dirintegrating 

This whole crazy world is just too trustrating, and you 

 

Refrain) 

Tell me, over and over and over again, my friend 

Ah, you don´t believe we´re on the eve of destruction 

 

Strophe) 

Thing 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 space 

The pounding of the drums, the pride and disgrace 

you can bury your dead, but don´t leave a trace 

Hate your next door neighbour, but don´t forget to say grace, and 

 

Refrain) 

Tell me, over and over and over again, my friend 

Ah, you don´t believe we´re on the eve of destruction 

No no, you don´t believe we´re on the eve of destruction