Eve of Destruction

Barry McGuire

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Intro: | D Dsus4 Dsus2 D | (4 times)

    D            G        A
The eastern world it is explodin'
D                 G        A
 Violence flarin', bullets loadin'
     D                 G            A
Your old enough to kill but not for votin'
    D                        G                    A
You don't believe in war but what's that gun your totin'?
    D                        G       A
And even the Jordan River has bodies floatin'

       D        G        A        D              Bm
And you tell me over and over and over again, my friend
        G                   A               D          G   A    D
How you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

D                            G          A
Don't you understand what I'm trying to say
    D                                G          A
And can't you feel the fears that I'm feeling today
       D                          G         A
If the button is pushed there's no runnin' away
            D                       G          A
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
       D                         G                   A
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to scare you, boy

       D        G        A        D              Bm
And you tell me over and over and over again, my friend
        G                   A               D          G   A   D
How you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

         D                    G         A
Yeah, my blood's so mad feels like coagulatin'
D                    G      A
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
D                           G            A
I can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation
D                         G        A
Handful of senators don't pass legislation
    D                   G         A
And marches alone can't bring integration
     D                G      A
When human respect is disintegratin'
     D                    G           A
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

       D        G        A        D              Bm
And you tell me over and over and over again, my friend
        G                   A               D          G   A   D
How you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

D                           G         A
Think of all the hate there is in red China
    D                     G         A
And take a look around to Selma, Alabama
D                      G            A
You may leave here for four days in space
    D                        G        A
But when you return it's the same old place
    D                          G            A
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
        D                   G             A
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
          D                        G               A
Hate your next door neighbour, but don't forget to say grace

   D        G        A        D              Bm
And tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend
    G                   A               D
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction
                G                   A               D          G   D
No, no, no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction