CAFFE` LATTE` PRESENTS
A countdown of the 200 songs possessing the best lyrics of all-time. A playlist on spotify will be added at the end of the week.
THE END OF THE WORLD
“…Why do the birds go on singing?
Why do the stars glow above?
Don’t they know
it’s the end of the world?
It ended when I lost your love...”
"The End of the World" is sung from the perspective of a woman after losing the man she loves. Throughout the song, the lyrics recount how day to day activities continue as before, despite the void felt by the singer. Life has moved on, but not for the jilted lover.
Skeeter Davis recorded the original hit version. In 1962, the country singer peaked at #2 on the US Pop Chart. The Carpenters covered a live version of the song in 1975. Later interpretatons include remakes by Agnetha Faltskog (ABBA), Cyndi Lauper and Susan Boyle.
As new songs are covered on this blog, a definitive version will be added to a spotify playlist. Find it and the other Caffé Latté playlists at: