Yesterday in my brain the song by The Turtles "Eve of destruction" was playing over and over again. I did not know all the lyrics so I listened to it from youtube, that was not good enough so I looked up the lyrics and found disturbing lyrics. These were disturbing because this song was written in the 60's it should have been about Viet-Nam but it talks about violence in the middle east, and Red China! Red China, that should have been Red Russia in the 60's, the writers had no way of knowing Russia would fall and China would come into greater power than Russia ever had.

It was chilling to read these because they did not match the 60's or even what may have been thought to come out of the 60's but seem more to fit now in our present time.

Do you think this song came as inspiration and prophecy or somehow just coincidence?

ADDED for clarity

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, 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 trying to say? Can't you see the fear that I'm feeling today? If the button is pushed, there's no running away There'll be none to save with the world in a grave Take a look around you, boy, it's bound to scare you, boy

But 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 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 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 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 Ah, you don't believe we're on the eve of destruction

asked 07 Apr '10, 06:22

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Wade Casaldi

edited 09 Apr '10, 06:59

I can't speak for the song itself or for your interpretation of it but I have noticed in my own life that song lyrics and even movie quotes have come as answers to things I have been thinking about.

The first time I noticed this happening was one time when I had to barricade myself in a room to save myself from an angry group of people who were after me. After an hour or two of me sitting there in that room wedged against the door (to keep it from being forced open) and feeling very isolated and alone in my life (I had got myself into a situation where I could not even contact anyone who could help me), a quote from a movie suddenly popped into my head out of nowhere.

What really struck me was that it just seemed completely out of place from my rather depressed mood at the time. I certainly wasn't thinking about movies at that moment and I hadn't thought about that one for years. Instead, I was feeling vulnerable, alone and insignificant as a human being. It seemed like the bullies of this world had finally won out.

The quote was from Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back and I felt it being spoken in my mind in a very matter-of-fact unemotional way:

Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is.

Just that little bit of inspiration suddenly lifted my spirits and I was reminded of a metaphysical focusing approach I had once learned years earlier to use in extreme situations. I then applied it to calm the situation down and, soon after that, the situation resolved itself.

I then started noticing consciously that time and again song lyrics and movie quotes were actually coming in response to questions or situations I was thinking about.

I think there is an element of path of least resistance going on with this. If you are holding a question in your mind, the answer to it (I believe) has already been created and is looking for a way to reach you. alt text

Like water meandering back and forth down a slope looking for the path of least resistance in order to reach its destination, I think the answer similarly goes back and forth looking for a way to manifest within your life.

For some people, like me, song lyrics, book and movie quotes, seem to provide an outlet for those answers on occasion. For others, the answers might come in the form of some religious or philosophical teachings or even through the words or actions of some other person.

So, in your case, I think you would have to examine why those song lyrics seem so meaningful to you. Why have they caught your attention as being significant?

Basically I think it comes down to What question within yourself are you asking that those lyrics are flowing in response to?


answered 07 Apr '10, 08:17

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The interesting thing is they seemed to come from nowhere, I wasn't thinking about "The End Of The World" I don't even think the world will end, it will change as everything changes but not end. On the other hand I was talking of the recent Earth quakes and flooding the ice burgs melting and the sea raising 3 feet, yes that all fits, I guess it was in my mind.

(07 Apr '10, 08:30) Wade Casaldi

I know songs usually come to tell me things too, so I know what you mean about this.

(07 Apr '10, 08:31) Wade Casaldi

Thanks Stingray.

(15 Mar '11, 02:24) Wade Casaldi
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