"Eve Of Destruction" as written by Justin Rice and Christian Rudder....
King Chris Coyne, Total Shams, and Shoeless Jed
Wise Chyld King, Sean and Reshma, Coll and Brian
Darkhorse Jack setting things on fire at Glass
Fernie's got a drink, and Blake's got a wedding ring
Darya the Mad Russian, Lissa, who gave up her naps
Dia Sokol, Dan Mooney, Errol, and ol' Jackpot Junior
Doung and Nell, Randy Bell, drums by Microsoft Excel, and Margaret Welles
Lynchburg, Williamsburg, Park Dr., and Austin Texas, car alarms on Grand Street
English 10a, Piper, Rege, Matt, and K
Getting weird with the Buj, all the folks down at DuMont
Bonnie, who sings on our record, Sam and Max, the Therien fam
Young Farrington, Blair, Myles' brother, and Myles
Amie Barrodale, and everyone we know named Christian
James and Clayton, Hamm's, and the Champagne School

And I tell you over and over and over again, my friend
That I'm down with you, even on the eve of destruction

And if this moment is gone in a flash
And my hand in yours becomes ash in ash
And everyone becomes just dust in the blast
At least this day will be our last

Maybe St. Peter won't let us in
Saying Heaven's a place for the innocent
Then we'll have a dance, yeah a dance, on the head of a pin
And God will grin and shoo us away


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"Eve of Destruction" as written by Justin Rice Christian Rudder

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    General CommentThis is a very good 'cover' song, if you can call it that. It's based off the Barry McGuire hit (which is itself a cover). The chorus is borrowed but changed and it's fresher than the original. This song is about sticking together until the bitter end.
    carefulmanon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood cover
    thought clayton said satan though
    tunemaster30on December 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey borrowed the concept from REM it's the end of the world. the same title but more indie
    echerrron July 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere used to be a post on their website explaining the origin of the lyrics of this song. Apparently they wanted to do a cover of Eve of Destruction, but the only version they had heard was a cover by the punk band Dickies, which is very punk and very British. They couldn't understand most of what the lead singer was singing, so they made their own lyrics.
    Sphinxeron May 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually a combination of styles from Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction" and The Reunion's "Life is a Rock (But the Radio Rolled Me)" in my opinion. Life is a Rock makes up the beginning section of this song with the rapid-fire lyrics, Life is a Rock also influenced the creation of REM's "It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" as it predates it.
    haydukelives42on July 04, 2011   Link

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