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Every twelve to fifteen years, the next generation discovers Barry McGuire and the 60’s folk/protest song: “Eve of Destruction“.  It’s a great song which meant a lot to me when I was growing up – particularly the line about a “hand full of Senators don’t pass legislation / When human respect is disintegrating“.  This line was one of the things which first kindled my interest in politics.
Anyway, “EoD” was really kind of a societal song.  My preference was a much less popular song (at least I’ve never heard anyone admit to hearing it):  “What’s Exactly The Matter With Me?“.
Even as a child, I exhibited early (distressing) signs of nerdishness…  I discovered two words I’d never heard before – coagulating (in EoD) and apoplexy (in WEtMWM).  And, no, I’m not going to spoil your trip to the dictionary by telling you what “apoplexy” means.
[And one final thought – I looked at MANY lyrics sites and they ALL have this word incorrect.  So, you have the privilege of knowing you’ve visited a TRUE nerd site.  If you don’t believe me, go listen to Barry sing the song, and then go check some of the other lyrics sites yourself.]
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