Friday, December 21, 2012

Songs for the End of the World

In my short life, the end of the world has taken on many meanings.

First there was the way the world ended the first time a girl I had a crush on dumped me. Sing it Skeeter—

Then, but seriously now, there was the Bomb. As Barry told us—

Within just a few years of the 60s, we all got very chill about the end of the world. Irony was king, and so was (were?) REM—

And now that I am a Catholic, I know that the world will end when God is good and ready. And I listen to boring, irony-free songs like “When the King Shall Come Again.”

Sorry, I know. It's the best version I could find. And I love, just love, the hymn.

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