D             G       A7       D                   G              A
The Eastern world it is explodin', violence flarin' and bullets loadin',
       D                       G       A
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin',
    D                           G                              A
You don't believe in war, but's what's that gun you're totin'?
    D                        G      A
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       
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the 
                   D           G     A
          Eve of Destruction.


D                             G        A     
Don't you understand what I'm tryin' to say? 
D                                G         A
 Can't you feel the fear that I'm feelin' today?
       D                          G         A
If the button is pushed there's no running away,
            D                       G          A
There'll be no one to save with the world in a grave.
       D                         G                  A
Take a look around you boy, it's bound to scare you boy,
        D        G        A         D              Bm
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,


                G                    A       
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the 
                   D           G     A
          Eve of Destruction.


   D                    G         A7      
My blood's so mad feels like coagulatin', 
D                G          A
I'm sittin' here just contemplatin'
    D                        G            A       
You can't twist the truth it knows no regulation, 
      D                         G         A
and a handful of Senators don't pass legislation.
D                   G         D        
Marches alone can't bring integration, 
     D                G      D
when human respect is disintegratin'.
D                         G            A
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'.
        D        G        A         D              Bm
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,


                G                    A       
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the 
                   D           G     A
          Eve of Destruction.


D                           G         A7     
Think of all the hate there is in Red China, 
     D                     G         A
then take a look around to Selma, Alabama!
D                      G            A      
You may leave here for four days in space, 
    D                         G        A
But when you return, it's the same old place.
    D                   G            A      
The pounding drums, the pride and disgrace, 
        D                         G       A
you can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace,
D                                 G               A
Hate your next door neighbor, but don't forget to say grace.
        D        G        A         D              Bm
But you tell me, over and over and over again my friend,


                G                    A       
          Ah, you don't believe we're on the 
                   D           G     A
          Eve of Destruction.
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