Dawn of Correction or eve of destruction

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The Spokesman 1967

The western world has a common dedication
To keep free people from Red domination
And maybe you can’t vote, boy, but man your battle stations
Or there’ll be no need for votin’ in future generations.

So over and over again, you keep sayin’ it’s the end
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction.

There are buttons to push in two mighty nations
But who’s crazy enough to risk annihilation?
The buttons are there to ensure negotiation
So don’t be afraid, boy, it’s our only salvation.

So over and over again, you keep sayin’ it’s the end
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction.

You tell me that marches won’t bring integration
But look what it’s done for the voter registration.
Be thankful our country allows demonstrations
Instead of condemning, make some recommendations.
I don’t understand the cause of your aggravation
You mean to tell me, boy, it’s not a better situation?

So over and over again, you keep saying it’s the end
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction.

You missed all the good in your evaluation
What about the things that deserve commendation?
Where there once was no cure, there’s vaccination
Where there once was a desert, there’s vegetation.
Self government’s replacing colonisation
What about the Peace Corps organisation?
Don’t forget the work of the United Nations.

So over and over again, you keep sayin’ it’s the end
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction.
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction.

So over and over again, you keep sayin’ it’s the end
But I say you’re wrong, we’re just on the dawn of correction.

Eve of destruction Barry McGuire

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, 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
How you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction
Don't you understand what I'm trying to say
Can't you feel the fears I'm feeling 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
How 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
How you don't believe
We're on the eve of destruction
And 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 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 you tell me
Over and over and over and over again, my friend
You don't believe we're on the eve of destruction
No no, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

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  • Posted by $ 1 month ago
    THE SPOKESMEN: “DAWN OF CORRECTION” (1965)
    The Spokesmen were an American three-piece band, led by singer-songwriter John Medora. Their only charting single was Dawn of Correction, released in 1965 from the group’s only album.

    Dawn of Correction is a conservative response to Barry McGuire’s Eve of Destruction, released earlier that year. Adopting lyrical preaching and a similar musical style, The Spokesmen directly respond to Eve of Destruction’s fears about the conscription of non-voters and the nuclear threat. These practices, they claimed, “keep people free from Red domination”.
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