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January 29, 2016 / Aware of the Void

A Curious Find

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Now that the house is a small bit closer to being finished it was the turn of the CD collection to come out of storage. We have hundreds if not thousands of little disks that represent our small collection. Since the advent of the CD I have had the ability to rip or burn them to make my own little mix CD’s. These were generally done so I would have my own musical choices one disk as I drove around Ireland and I occasionally I made them for other people I liked. My Piracy was done on such a small scale that I’m pretty sure that I had little or no effect on the fortunes of the artists whose copyrights I may have infringed and for the most part I did own at least one copy of the original.

I popped open the case for REM’s Out of Time and discovered along with the original CD there was a blank CD with no notes or markings on it so I stuck it in the player and was delighted to find a few gems. In total the CD had seven tracks which suggests that I made it for a very specific purpose at the time. I have no memory of what that was. I think I can see a theme on the collection but I will let you figure it out for yourself. I have found the tracks or versions of them on you tube – have a great day everyone.

 

“Eve Of Destruction”

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 whats 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 you boy, it’s bound to scare you 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 coagulating
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 four days in space
But when you return it’s the same old place
The pounding 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
You don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction
Mmm, no, no, you don’t believe
We’re on the eve of destruction

 

 

 

4 Comments

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  1. aafke / Jan 29 2016 6:57 pm

    Ah… the recognition. Back to the sixties i went. (nice psychedelic colours too)

  2. kevinallan / Jan 30 2016 1:13 pm

    A great selection, many of them my own favourites.

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