Don't They Know

ttto: "The End of the World" by Skeeter Davis
words: copyright 1979 by Harold Groot

 

Why is that ship headed westward
Towards that horizon so near?
Don't They Know, it's the end of the world
Is there nothing that they fear?

Why do they search for a new world?
Why do they follow the sun?
Don't They Know, it's the end of the world
A place that sailors ought to shun

    I told them as they packed away provisions
    The world we know is flat as a book
    I can't understand, no I can't understand
    Why someone has to go and look.

Why don't they listen to reason?
Why seek their deaths in the sea?
Don't They Know it's the end of the world?
They'll fall for an eternity.