Coverafbeelding Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
  • Statistieken
  •   13 weken
  •   3 piekpositie
  •   376 punten
  •   1965

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   15-10-1935
Land   Verenigde Staten

Als het duo Barry & Barry begon McGuire zijn carrière. Ze sloten zich in 1962 aan bij de New Christy Minstrels, een folkband waarin ook grote sterren als Gene Clark, Kenny Rogers en Kim Carnes hebben gespeeld.


Hij verliet in 1965 de groep om solo verder te gaan. In datzelfde jaar scoorde hij wereldwijd een hit met de single Eve Of Destruction. Dit succes zou hij niet meer evenaren.


Begin jaren 70 produceerde McGuire alleen nog maar christelijke muziek en schreef hij een groot deel van de liedjes zelf.

Songtekst

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, 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?
Can't you see the fear that 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
But 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
When human respect is disintegratin'
This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'
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
You can bury your dead, but don't leave a trace
Hate your next-door-neighbour, but don't forget to say grace
And you tell me over and over and over and over again my friend
Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

Songinformatie

ArtiestBarry McGuire
 A-kant
Titel Eve Of Destrustion
Lengte 3:28
Componist(en) P.F. Sloane
Producer(s) Lou Adler, Sloan & Barri
 B-kant
Titel What Exactly's The Matter With Me
Lengte 2:25
Componist(en) P.F. Sloane
Producer(s) Lou Adler, Sloan & Barri
 
Platenlabel RCA Victor
Catalogusnr 45-9646
Album Eve Of Destruction


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