Public Enemy Eve of Destruction Lyrics

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The eastern world, it is explodin'
Violence flarin' and bullets loadin'
You're old enough to kill, but not for votin'
And that Jordan River has bodies floatin'

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
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 that 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

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction

My blood's so mad, it feels like coagulatin'
I'm sitting here just contemplatin'
You can't twist the truth, it knows no regulation
And a handful of senators can't pass legislation
And marches alone can't bring integration
When human respect is disintegratin'
Now this whole crazy world is just too frustratin'

But you tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction
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People I hate, that's understood
It will make stuff hard to under
Was feeling blooded to human race
If you win your war it's the same old place

The poundin' 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

But tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve of

But tell me
Over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction

You don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction
You don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction
Yeah, you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction
How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?
  • 2 Black Is Back
  • 3 Harder Than You Think
  • 4 Between Hard and a Rock Place
  • 5 Sex, Drugs & Violence
  • 6 Amerikan Gangster
  • 7 Can You Hear Me Now
  • 8 Head Wide Shut
  • 9 Flavor Man
  • 10 The Enemy Battle Hymn of the Public
  • 11 Escapism
  • 12 Frankenstar
  • 13 Col‐Leepin
  • 14 Radiation of a RADIOTVMOVIE Nation
  • 15 See Something, Say Something
  • 16 Long and Whining Road
  • 17 Bridge of Pain
  • 18 Eve of Destruction
  • 19 How You Sell Soul (Time Is God Refrain)
    DVD 2
  • 1 Where There’s Smoke…
  • 2 PE20 TOUR58: Power Energy, Planet Earth, Public Enemy
  • 3 Live @ BB King’s Footage
  • 4 The Story of the Public Enemy Comic Book
  • 5 Do You Wanna Go Our Way??? The Post 1999 PE Video Collection
  • 6 Photo Gallery
  • 7 SlamJamz Video Jukeboxx


  • Written by: Eve Jeffers, Melvin Charles Bradford, Leon Haywood, Marshall Mcqueen, Bill Jr. Williams
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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