Eve of Destruction Barry McGuire

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Lyrics: 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 tell me over and over and over again my friend,

Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.

The song Eve of Destruction by Barry Mcguire was recorded between the dates July 12 and July 15, 1965. Eve of Destruction was the song that really made him famous. He did not have any other song like Eve of Destruction. The song lyrics that I chose explain how young teens who could not even vote were going over seas to a fight in the war. The song lyrics reflect the time period of the 1960's because it talks about how American people were upset that their kids were going into a war that they had no say in. The Vietnam war was being fought and America needed to draft more and more young teens to win. The message of the lyrics was that he was opposed to the idea of kids who were being drafted into war without any say in why they are fighting this war.

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