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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:47 PM

Eve of Destruction ......... song from 1965

Have been hearing the song alot on talk radio lately.
Does the song still hold true today, has much changed??


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 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


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.
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
You may leave here for 4 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
Mm, no no, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:53 PM

1. I think it's

 

Awesome song and true still in many ways.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 11:53 PM

2. actually except for the dated references we are worse..

interestingly enough Barry McGuire, was big in the Jesus movement a few years later...

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:11 AM

3. Great song, remember it well

My brother bought the record and played it constantly for a while. He was 12 and I was 8. (Cute music for kids!)

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Response to Freddie (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 12:41 AM

4. The music was better back then

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