Eve of destruction.Barry McGuire cover

in ntopaz •  25 days ago  (edited)

This is a protest song written by P.F. Sloan and sung by Barry McGuire and
is about political issues of the '60s. Many radio stations refused to play it in
the past because of its antigovernment lyrics.
The song takes on racism, hypocrisy and injustice at a volatile time in
American history.
I covered it with the help of Black Jacob who played all instruments for our
project ROCKS ON THE ROAD. We changed the genre from folk to hard rock.

Please, take a listen

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.
Don't you understand, what I'm trying to say?
And can't you feel the fears I'm feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there's no running 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 tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction.
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,

And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, 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 your return, it's the same old place,
The poundin' of the drums, the pride and disgrace,

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

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Ah... Some music that takes me back a little bit! Nice stuff to hear, and a great cover. Thanks as always for your music!

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thank you for supporting me

Strong and clear! Great @shemzee, a voice that adapts to all rhythms but never loses its peculiar strength \O,

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Thank you

Hola muchachos, gran trabajo como siempre... trayendo buena música y compartiendo su talento con la comunidad... un abrazo desde venezuela para ustedes.

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