"Preaching The End of The World" as written by and Chris Cornell....
Hello, I know there's someone out there who can understand
And who's feeling the same way as me
I'm twenty-four and I've got everything to live for
But I know now that it wasn't meant to be
'Cause all has been lost and all has been won
And there's nothing left for us to save
But now I know that I don't want to be alone today
So if you find that you've been feeling just the same

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world

I've got a photograph I'll send it off today
And you will see that I am perfectly sane
Not for a lifetime or forever and a day
'Cause we know now that just won't be the case

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world

There will be no commitment and no confessions
And no little secrets to keep
No little children or houses with roses
Just the End of the world and me
'Cause all has been gone and all has been done
And there's nothing left for us to say
But we could be together as they blow it all away
And we can share in every moment as it breaks

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world

Call me now it's alright
It's just the end of the world
You need a friend in the world
'Cause you can't hide
So call and I'll get right back
If your intentions are pure
I'm seeking a friend for the end of the world


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"Preaching the End of the World" as written by Chris Cornell

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  • +4
    General Commenti dont know..if its about not wanting to be lonely..or needing someone else..to share ur life with..
    i dont know..what chris was feeling when he wrote it..
    but what i feel when i hear this song..is..how lonely i feel at times..when i look around and i know..that i cant truly count 2 people who will always be there for me purely..and how fucked up..humanity its,everyone's too busy with themselfs they cant even look around..and see the sunrise or anything pure..
    just..what they need,want or what they think they deserve...,just selfish emotions..nothing pure..maybe thats the end of the world..everyday is..cuz of the way we act..
    what i do belive i need,its my mom,my family,and my best and only friend..
    who i would be lost without...
    and..sometimes..i mean just sometimes..i feel this..loneliness..consuming me..when i just hope someone would call..i think the problem its...to feel a lot..and to feel more than what u can handle..
    im seeking myself..for the end of the world..
    isobelon May 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this song, Chris' voice is just so soft in this song it makes you feel kinda warm inside.

    anyway i think this song is just about wanting to be with someone and not wanting to be alone in the very last moments of your life. not wanting to die alone.
    ShadowOfThePaston March 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcould mean having or wanting someone you can complete trust and love and always be there till the day you die
    reimeion April 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this was written in a tough period for Chris. A lot of his friends like Jeff Buckley and Andrew from Mother Love Bone were dying and it seemed to him he would end up all alone. Its really sad and to feel like you're the only one sometimes even when you're in a crowed room.
    scholesgirlon March 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat movie completely ripped off this song.
    SMUSER17506205on January 12, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's putting out an advertisement of sorts-the world is going to end and I'm all by myself.I don't know,because he's been content with being a loner until that point,or maybe he can't reach his friends,or something like that.So he's looking for a person that he can be with while the world ends.Because who wants to be on their own while the world is ending?And he talks about the kind of relationship he says he can have with that person.There will be no commitment or confessions,no sharing secrets.All he has to offer is his company while the world is ending.So he says,if there's someone out there who is also friendless and seeking company,they can call on him.And the cool thing about their relationship is that although there will be no intimate conversations and so on,there's an unspoken kinship of sorts between them and they're glad that they can be there for each other,and relieved to have found a friend to be with during this hard time,and that's what makes their relationship work.And while the world gets blown up,etc. they can find solace in the fact that at least they're not alone,and spend your final,breaking moments with a friend.
    movieraton August 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's putting out an advertisement of sorts-the world is going to end and I'm all by myself.I don't know,because he's been content with being a loner until that point,or maybe he can't reach his friends,or something like that.So he's looking for a person that he can be with while the world ends.Because who wants to be on their own while the world is ending?And he talks about the kind of relationship he says he can have with that person.There will be no commitment or confessions,no sharing secrets.All he has to offer is his company while the world is ending.So he says,if there's someone out there who is also friendless and seeking company,they can call on him.And the cool thing about their relationship is that although there will be no intimate conversations and so on,there's an unspoken kinship of sorts between them and they're glad that they can be there for each other,and relieved to have found a friend to be with during this hard time,and that's what makes their relationship work.And while the world gets blown up,etc. they can find solace in the fact that at least they're not alone,and spend your final,breaking moments with a friend.
    movieraton August 09, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAm I the only one who was wholly disappointed when the movie "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" (starring Steve Carell) came out and this song wasn't on the soundtrack.

    I wasn't surprised, though, considering how much older this song is than that movie, not to mention the fact that this song wasn't exactly a radio hit or anything.

    Still this song fits that movie too well in message, theme, and mood to not be included. This song even has the line "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" in it.
    VylePhinderon January 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor ages I wondered what this song was about until I found out that I'm just as hooked as I ever was on my ex, even two years after we split up. The purity in the relationship has gone forever until only the intentions are left pure and the world may have ended as we know it but maybe in the midst of all the hurt there is some comfort we give to each other because there's no one who knows me better than him and no one who knows him better than me.
    SongStaron February 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think its just about not wanting 2 b lonly and needing someone else 2 share your life with
    TIMMAY!on May 22, 2002   Link

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