Eleanor McEvoy — Eve of Destruction lyrics

The page contains the lyrics of the song "Eve of Destruction" by Eleanor McEvoy.

Lyrics

The eastern world 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'
And you tell me over and over and over again my friends
How you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction
Well can’t you see what I’m trying to say?
Can’t you feel the fear I’m feeling today?
When the button is pushed, there’s no running away
There’ll be no one to save when the world is 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 friends
How you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction
Yeah, you tell me over and over and over again my friends
How you don’t see we’re on the eve of destruction
Well, my blood’s so mad, feels like coagulatin'
I’m sittin' here, I’m contemplatin'
You can’t twist the truth, it knows no regulation
And a handful of Senators don’t pass legislation
One march alone can’t bring integration
And human respect is just disintegratin'
Human respect is just disintegratin'
And you tell me over and over and over again my friends
How you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction
Yes, you tell me over and over and over again my friends
How 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!
Ah, you may leave here, for four days in space
But when you return, it’s the same old place
Oh, the poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace
You can bury your dead, yeah, but don’t leave a trace
You hate your next-door neighbour, but you still stay grace
You hate your next-door neighbour, but you still stay grace
Then you tell me over and over and over again my friends
How you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction
Yeah, you tell me over and over and over and over again
My friends
How you don’t see we’re on the eve of destruction
Oh, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction