7 pages | PDF | 1.6 MB"The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis is a melancholic and emotive song about accepting the end of a relationship. Composed by Arthur Kent, with lyrics written by Sylvia Dee, "The End of the World" is set in a B♭ major and G minor key with a total of 44 measures. The song paints a hauntingly beautiful portrait of the finality of love and the longing for what could have been. The instrumentation and arrangement are sparse, allowing the richly emotive lyrics and impassioned vocals to take center stage. Overall, "The End of the World" is a melancholic and mournful song that captures the essence of love lost.