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Original Song Title:

"The End of the World"

Original Performer:

Skeeter Davis

Parody Song Title:

"The End of the World"

Parody Written by:

Patrick McWilliams

The Lyrics

A couple weeks ago I saw a billboard with the date May 21. I thought it was advertising a revival meeting at some local church. Then I heard a story on NPR about a radio evangelist who has set that date as the start of the Tribulation leading to the end of the world in October. I figured I had better get this song up on the site this week, for several obvious reasons.
Why will the sun stop its shining?
Why will the grass cease to grow?
May twenty first is the end of the world
A roadside billboard told me so

Why should a guy go on working?
Why should a gal even try?
May twenty one is the end of it all
We'll kiss this mortal coil goodbye

I heard about a caravan of preachers
And they need some help to spread the word
I sent them a check, will they accept my check?
It's post-dated May twenty-third

Prophets have set dates for ages
Playing numerical games
But someone postponed the Apocalypse
And life still goes on, just the same

God, all alone, sets the moment
Anything else is a guess
Jesus doesn't know, He told us so
I think I'll go with what He says

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Puto - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
You should record this and submit it to George Noory at Coast To Coast AM - 5z
Rob Arndt - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Camping's a fraud anyway b/c no one knows the day or hour of the rapture and secondly, he claims Oct 21st will be the end of the world which is also false as the Tribulation period is a solid 7 years- so he's way off. Also, he is not a real Christian b/c he believes in annihilation of lost souls- no hell, just cease to exist. Biblically false.
Patrick - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Puto: I don't sing and have no recording equipment. As always, anyone is welcome to record anything I post on this site and submit to anyone who might play it. We split credit and/or cash (ha! ha!). Rob: I was wondering when everyone would catch on to this story. Not a theologian, but my sources say that those not saved are simply eliminated. Eternal fire is not Biblical. But I am willing to look at your citations. This site gets bogged down enough with politics, no point in arguing religion, too.
Rob Arndt - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
The Lake of Fire is Biblical- "the smoke of their torments rises up forever". All those that die today not saved end up in hell which is only a holding place in the underworld until after the Millennial Rule of 1000 yrs of Christ on Earth AFTER the Tribulation Period. At that time all the evil dead as well as Satan and his fallen angels will be judged in the Second Resurrection and condemned. All human life will be blotted out of the Book of Life and all will be thrown into the Lake of Fire (Hebrew- Gehenna). Separated from God and the just forever. All Believers living before the Tribulation Period will be caught up to meet Christ in the air at the rapture and will be part of the First Resurrection. "Thus shall they ever be with the Lord". Read Revelation for starters...
Andy Primus - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Is the radio evangelist another one of those book-burning nutcases? It amazes me that these people actually get others to believe them.
Wendy Christopher - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
Nicely done - great pacing and very funny. I'd best give you a 555 quick, while there's still time! Although not to 'worry' - if the world doesn't end in October, the Mayans predicted it'll end in 2012 so we won't miss out ;^)
Tommy Turtle - May 17, 2011 - Report this comment
The most on-target: "Prophets have set dates for ages / Playing numerical games" ... and always been wrong, so far. Why believe this one, or the next, or the next?

The funniest: '....will they accept my check? / It's post-dated May twenty-third" ROFL!!!!! I predict the world will end in 555 years, which is pretty safe, because none of you will be around to prove me wrong. ;-D
Tommy Turtle The Movie - May 26, 2011 - Report this comment
The swine-flu people (remember that?) said the same thing. TT said up front that it wasn't going to happen. A commenter said, "Can we sue you if you're wrong?" Turtle with courage of convictions naturally said yes. No lawsuits so far...

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