Lyrics to End Of The World

Lyrics to the song End Of The World as recorded by Andy MacKay.

Words & Music by Sylvia Dee & Arthur Kent

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 anymore?

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 ev'rything'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.

End Of The World

Album Track

Andy Mackay recorded End Of The World as an Instrumental for his In Search Of Eddie Riff album.

The song was written by Sylvia Dee & Arthur Kent and was originally a hit for Skeeter Davis in 1962 

The song has been covered by a number of artists including Anika Invada, Mud, The Carpenters, Loretta Lynn, Herman's Hermits, Brenda Lee, Carola, Bobby Vinton, Imelda May, John Cougar Mellencamp, Johnny Mathis, Julie London, Eddy Arnold, Dottie West, Nancy Sinatra, Sonia, Twiggy, Claudine Longet, Agnetha Fältskog (of ABBA fame), Rosie Flores, Patti Page, Anne Murray, Nina Gordon, Jeff Walker (former Carcass vocalist), Girls, Vonda Shepard, Exposé, The Vanguards, Leigh Nash, Brilliant, Lobo, Lena Zavaroni Satoko Ishimine and others. In 2009, the song received new attention via a cover version by international Internet sensation Susan Boyle on her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream

Song Musicians

End Of The World is on the following Roxy Music and Solo Albums