Song Lyric Sunday – 17 October 2021 – The End of the World.

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. This week the prompt is to find a song that may include, or reference, one of the following: Communication, Information, News, Telephone

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

Lucy Spraggan is aged 30.  At the age of 21 she auditioned for The X Factor, performing her own composition, “Last Night“. However, she had to quit her run due to illness, so she subsequently finished in ninth place, and second in her category. Following the show she was signed to Columbia Records.

She was the first contestant in the show’s history to score a Top 40 single and album before the live shows aired, with her independently released album Top Room at the Zoo. Her debut major label album, Join the Club, was released on 7 October 2013, reaching number seven in the UK album charts.

The song we’re listening to this week is one that Lucy wrote after sitting in a bar, in Germany, and I quote:

“My wife and I were in a bar in Cologne that was totally dead. The beer wasn’t so nice and there was a funny smell floating around. I realised, in that moment, that it doesn’t matter what is going on around us – as long as you are with someone you love you can have the best time anywhere.

It made me think about the end of the world; there’s no person I’d rather be with when it happened.”

So, cuddle up with the person, dog, cat, teddy bear, or whatever, you love the most, or, if that’s not possible, think about them whilst you listen.  Whichever it is……….do it now because this is the

End of the World.

End of the World

Lucy Spraggan

Sitting in an old bar, in a town the no ones heard of
Everybody’s outside with glasses on staring at the sky

Waiting for the message to arrive
There’s panic all around us 
Shouting lord give me a sign
I’ll pour a new whiskey and you sit there drinking your wine
Just like everything’s fine

But this is it, the end of the world
The countdown’s begun
The meteor just flew in front of the sun
And it’s been confirmed
So, turn off the news
I am so lucky to be here with you
No one I’d have preferred
And we’re not concerned
It’s just you and me and the end of the world

The bar is almost empty
People shot off in their cars
But the old man’s in the corner and he’s there still playing guitar
But he’s playing Auld Lang Syne

We put a 50 in the juke box and play our favourite song
And we just start jumping and dancing and singing along
We feel like nothing’s wrong

30 more seconds
That’s when they say we’ll be colliding
I’m sure there’s irony somewhere but we cannot find it
Turn up the music I’ve loved you so truly don’t panic now
We’re alright
Here it comes darling I love you hold tight close your eyes

Well that was it
the end of the world
The countdown was done
The meteor crashed down on earth with a thud
And it was confirmed
So we turned off the news
I was so lucky to be there with you
No one I’d have preferred
And we weren’t concerned
It was just you and me at the end of the world

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Joseph Maym Hammill / Lucy Maym Spraggan / Joseph Hammill / Lucy Spraggan

End of the World lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

You can listen to a live version of the song, in Amsterdam, here.

With everything that is going on in the world it sometimes seems that we are not far off destroying this marvellous planet of ours.  I am in the very fortunate position that I would be content to be able to accept the final words of this song. I hope that you would too!

So we turned off the news
I was so lucky to be there with you
No one I’d have preferred
And we weren’t concerned
It was just you and me at the end of the world!

25 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 17 October 2021 – The End of the World.

  1. Peter, what a great song selection for today! This song put me in such a great place this morning. Although, the content is a bit of a morbid one, there’s such an upbeat and carefree feeling to it. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  2. Coops and I snuggled up to listen! What a great song and video! Lucy’s voice is so cool!
    I must admit, the song got me teary-eyed.
    I think we’d all like to “go out” this way…whether we go in death or by the world ending.
    PS… now I’m thinking about a film I saw years ago… Seeking a Friend for the End of the World.
    PPS…when young married females ask my advice…because I’ve been married so long to my hubby…a small part of what I say to them is it’s good to develop a “it’s me and him against the world” attitude…loving teamwork can help, for sure. 🙂

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  3. Oh Peter! Someone I HAVE heard and LOVE! I have seen Lucy three times live here in the USA. She is amazing with her audience and that is in addition to her amazing song writing/singing skills. She is brilliant.

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  4. I had never heard this before and I thought it was completely charming!! I’m wondering if it inspired the song by JP Sax “If the World Was Ending”. It’s another one I like and has the theme about being with someone you love if the world is ending.

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