Barry McGuire
Eve Of Destruction
Eve Of Destruction (1965)

° °  x 4

D(sus42)  x 4  w/ ° °

    D(sus42)       G     A
The Eastern world, it is explodin'
Violence flarin', 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' - but you     <

  D       G        A        D           c♯ Bm               (embarque)
  Tell me over and over and over again, my friend
  d    c#  G                   A                D(sus42)    G  A
    Ah you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Don't you understand what I'm trying to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feeling 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

  Refrain  D(sus42)

Yeah, my blood's so mad, feels like coagulatin'
I'm sittin' 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

  Refrain  D(sus42)

And 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
The poundin' 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

  Refrain  fin: w/o G  A

            G                   A                D(sus42)    G  D (reste)
  No no you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction