Hi guys,

Can you please help me with understanding of some parts of very nice song from Nancy Sinatra. Here is the whole transcript:

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 any more

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's the same as it was
I can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does .....
Can you please say it other way?

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

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

Please what did end? Does the author mean "end of the world" here?

many thanks in advance.

Best Regards

JCD

PS: Here is the mentioned song....

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JCDentonIt ended when I lost your love
The world ended when I lost your love (i.e. when you left me/when we split up). Of course, this isn't meant to be taken literally! It means that she's so devastated that their relationship is over that it seems like the end of the world to her.
JCDentonIt ended when you said goodbye
Same thing again.
JCDentonI can't understand, no, I can't understand
How life goes on the way it does
She's saying that she can't understand how, when her world seems to have come to an end, all the normal (and largely cheerful) things (birds singing, sun shining etc.) are still going on around her, in just the same way as before. She feels as if the whole world ought to be afflicted by her sadness.
thank you for perfect explanation Mr.Wordy.

Best Regards
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Hi JCD

Was looking up this song to download and saw your query......many months late but here goes.

She is saying that her world ended when she lost his love.......her private world with him no longer existed.....so to her the world ended when she lost his love.......
I absolutely love this song, it says such a lot.....and sadly I want it played at my hubby's funeral if he goes before me.....because I will have lost my world..............if I go first he'll probably have 'Burning ring of fire ' played

Best wishes.

Toni