It’s Not the End of the World – lyrics

It’s not the saddest day, not like we thought
I’ll take you anyway, ready or not
If you were the last sound that I ever heard
I’d make the last call while I still had the nerve

For the lift in your voice when it’s me on the line
The shape that it takes when you recognize mine
It’s not the end of the world
No, not this time

But what if we counted our words
And fed all our bread to the birds
Made bets about who’s going first
Would that mean that we wouldn’t get hurt

When buildings and bricks will fall and let loose the sky
We won’t be scared at all or cover our eyes
I’ll save my sight for the look that you’ll flash
As we watch all the planets crash

So sound the sirens and clear the air
Of traitors and tyrants and all that they bear
It could be the end of the world
For all they care

Bring on the noise
And if we have no choice then
We’ll swallow the same line
And fall at the same time

But what if we ran in reverse
And shook all our bones til they burst
Made bets about who’s got it worse
Would that mean that we wouldn’t get hurt