wilderness path

a significant inner journey

 

"Hate your next door neighbor but don't forget to say grace."

 

“Eve Of Destruction"

Barry  McGuire

“Eve Of Destruction"

Barry  McGuire

 

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

 

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

Mmm, no, no, you don't believe

We're on the eve of destruction