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Poetry Corner: End of the World

Lena Zavaroni

Lena Zavaroni Nationaal Archief, Den Haag, Rijksfotoarchief: Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Fotopersbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 – negatiefstroken zwart/wit, nummer toegang 2.24.01.05, bestanddeelnummer 927-0962

Today in 1999, Lena Zavaroni, Scottish pop singer, died. Born in Rothesay, she won the public’s affection after appearing on ‘Opportunity Knocks’ aged only 10. The pressures of success at such a young age surely contributed to her untimely death at the age of 35, after a long battle with severe anorexia nervosa. Scot Clans


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End of the World

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 everything is 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 goodbye
Don’t they know it’s the end of the world?
It ended when you said goodbye

Songwriters: Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent
The End Of The World lyrics © MUSIC SALES CORPORATION

 

 

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