Eve of Destruction
The Eastern world it is explodin'
Violence flarin' and 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'
/ D - G A7 / D - G A / / /
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the Eve of Destruction.
/ D - G A D - Bm - / G - A - D - G A /
Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say
Can't you feel the fear that 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
My blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'
I'm sittin' here just contemplatin'
You can't twist the truth it knows no regulation
And a handful of Senators don't pass legislation
Marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'
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 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