The Eve Of Destruction
song performed by Barry McQuire
"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 whats 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 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
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 coagulating I'm sitting 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 ..."
OMG. Is this a good synopsis of the world today or what? ARE we on the eve of destruction? Well, guess what. The above song, Eve of Destruction, was written by P.F. Sloan, in 1964. Yes, over 50 years ago.
Here's the link to the Youtube video of the song, performed by Barry McQuire: Eve of Destruction/Youtube