Alternative rock band R.E.M. famously sang “It’s the end of the world as we know it (And I feel fine)”. With the official date for the end of the world being the 21st December 2012 (i.e. today) we are wondering how they are feeling now? With €100 million up for grabs in tonight’s Euromillions we think we know...
It’s the end of the world as we know it and we want to play the lottery! More specifically, we want to win €100 million!
Although R.E.M. lead singer Michael Stipe makes no reference to the fortune up for grabs on “Dooms day” we are certain that no one would mind a bank balance of €100 million on the morning after the end of the world (even a multi-millionaire rock star).
“It’s the end of the world as we know it (And I feel fine)” is one of R.E.M’s most famous songs. It was initially released in 1987 on their album “Document” and then later on the band’s 2 compilation albums. The song reached 69 on the US billboard Hot 100 and 39 on the UK singles chart.
The song features very fast, up-tempo lyrics that appear incredibly cryptic. In fact, many consider the lyrics to be utter nonsense while others have described it as a “stream of consciousness rant.”
Let’s take a look at the first verse:
That's great, it starts with an earthquake,
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane
And Lenny Bruce is not afraid
Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs,
Dummy serve your own needs
Feed it off an aux speak, grunt, no,
Strength, no, ladder start to clatter with fear
Fight down height
Wire in a fire, representing seven games,
A government for hire and a combat site
Left of West and coming in a hurry
With the furies breathing down your neck
Team by team reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low playing!
Uh oh, overflow, population, common food, but it'll do
Save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs,
Listen to your heart bleed
Dummy with the rapture
And the revered and the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam, fight, bright light,
Feeling pretty psyched
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine
Michael Stipe said that the lyrics were written to make people smile. Fair enough.
Euromillions also likes to make people smile and with an amazing €100 million jackpot in tonight’s draw it shouldn’t come as a surprise that at least one lucky person will be smiling for the rest of their life.
Take a chance on Euromillions and you could definitely be feeling a lot more than just fine if your numbers come in!
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