"Conversation At The End Of The World" as written by and Michael Mills Bill Berry....
That's great, it starts with an earthquake,
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs,
Dummy serve your own needs
Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no,
Strength, no, ladder start to clatter with fear
Fight down height
Wire in a fire, representing seven games,
A government for hire and a combat site
Left of West and coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck
Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low playing!
Fine, then
Uh oh, overflow, population, common food, but it'll do
Save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs,
Listen to your heart bleed
Dummy with the rapture
And the revered and the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light,
Feeling pretty psyched
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

Six o'clock-TV hour
Don't get caught in foreign towers
Slash and burn, return,
Listen to yourself churn
Locking in, uniforming, book burning, blood letting
Every motive escalate
Automotive incinerate
Light a candle, light a votive
Step down, step down
Watch your heel crush, crushed, uh-oh,
This means no fear cavalier
Renegade steer clear!
A tournament, tournament, a tournament of lies
Offer me solutions, offer me alternatives and I decline

It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine

The other night I dreamt of knives,
Continental drift divide
Mountains sit in a line,
Leonard Bernstein
Leonid Brezhnev, Lenny Bruce and Lester Bangs
Birthday party, cheesecake, jelly bean, boom!
You symbiotic, patriotic,
Slam book neck, right? Right
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)

It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone) and I feel fine
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone) and I feel fine
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone)
It's the end of the world as we know it
(It's time I had some time alone) and I feel fine


Lyrics submitted by DarkerShadeofWinter

"It's the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" as written by Michael E. Mills John Michael Stipe

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Conversation At The End Of The World song meanings
Add your thoughts

4 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI dont know if you have noticed it or not, but we are somewhat of a concept band. And most of my lyrics are part of something greater. The end of this is song is partially spoken and whispered, and some of it is also part of Sincerely and Forever.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey darkershadeofwinter, could u give me an idea of what this is about? the lyrics are powerful but they dont seem to mean anything in the whole
    molnarisson April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI used a lot of metaphors as you can see and all. I should really give the explaination i gave you on this, but i need to word it better.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou asked for critique so:

    Be less concerned with sounding poetic, and more with pure self expression.
    RoboLuncheonon December 15, 2004   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain