Saturday, October 23, 2010

& on a positive note

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
So America is bat-shit crazy.  weird&fucked up.  I would love to switch it all off, but I found I am hard wired into life and there is no turning it off and there is no escape.   So.................
all right, it is an old song.... but sing it with me...

The eastern world, it is exploding
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 tryin' to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feelin' 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 ya boy, it's bound to scare ya 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 sitting 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
You may leave here for 4 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
And… tell me over and over and over and over again, my friend


Mm, no no, you don't believe
We're on the eve
of destruction.l

4 comments:

Distributorcap said...

barry mcguire

words 45 years later ringer truer than ever.

Sherry Peyton said...

I still remain about 30% sure that upon entry through the pearly gates, I'll see Jesus looking ever so sheepishly looking down and mumbling...sorry but we kinda screwed up and sent you to the idiot planet Earth. You were scheduled for Heart, just a typo.

Beach Bum said...

Have a plan for the Eve of Destruction. Going heavily armed down to Charleston and steal one of those huge, never used, sailboats rich guys buy to hide their mistresses on and throw office parties.

Putting on my Captain Jack Sparrow hat, no eyeliner though, setting sail for the Caribbean and becoming a pirate.

sunshine said...

Hmmmmm....
I have some cookie porn for you over on my blog. Perhaps that will lift your mood somewhat! :P

((Hugs))
Laura

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