SKEETER DAVIS : THE END OF THE WORLD [1962]

Το «εσχατολογικό» μέρος του αφιερώματος ξεκινάει με ένα τραγουδάκι συγκινητικό στην αφέλειά του, χαρακτηριστικό μιας εποχής. Είναι η κάντρι τραγουδίστρια Skeeter Davis στο ‘The End Of The World’ από τα early ‘60s.
The «eschatological» part of the tribute begins with a song touching in its naivety, representative of an entire era. It is the country singer
Skeeter Davis on ‘The End Of The World’ from the early ’60s.

Why does the sun go on shining?
Why does the sea rush to shore?
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
‘Cause you don’t love me any more
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
I wake-up in the morning, and I wonder
Why everything’s the same as it was
I can’t understand, no, I can’t understand
How life goes on the way it does
Why does my heart go on beating?
Why do these eyes of mine cry?

Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when you said, “Good-bye”
Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm
(Why do these eyes of mine cry?)
Mmm, mmm, mmm
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when you said, “Good-bye”


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3 Comments

  1. Timothy Price May 9, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Sweet song for being about the end of the world. It is “touching in its naivety…”

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  2. Liz Gauffreau May 9, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I remember this one! A real weeper . . .

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  3. Resa May 13, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    I know this song, but not this version. I looked it up. I knew the Carpenters’ version. This is way better. Thank you! (makes me a tad shivery)

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