Eve of Destruction

The Turtles

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Intro: D

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

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

D                            G
Don't you understand what I'm trying to say
    D                                G
And can't you feel the fears that I'm feeling today
       D                        G
If the button is pushed there's no runnin' away
            D                       G
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave
       D                         G
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          Em  A
How you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

D                           G
Think of all the hate there is in red China
    D                     G
and take a look around to Selma, Alabama
D                      G
You may leave here for four days in space
    D                        G
but when you return it's the same old place
    D                          G
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
        D                   G
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
          D                        G
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          Em   A   D
No, no, no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction