Songs for an Apocalypse

Songs for an Apocalypse May 20, 2011

(If the world does not end tomorrow at 6 p.m., then we can resume the usual alphabet game next Friday.)

Hold on world ’cause you don’t know what’s coming …

I Wish We’d All Been Ready,” Larry Norman
Eve of Destruction,” The Dickies
Until the End of the World,” U2

1999,” Prince
The Man Comes Around,” Johnny Cash
Earth Died Screaming,” Tom Waits
The Apocalypse Song,” St. Vincent
We Will All Go Together When We Go,” Tom Lehrer
I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive,” Hank Williams
We’re All Gonna Die Someday,” Kasey Chambers
I’ll Fly Away,” Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch
Nothing But Flowers,” Talking Heads
It Is Well With My Soul,” Mahalia Jackson
Soon,” Daniel Amos
Around the Sun,” REM
The Revolution Starts Now,” Steve Earle

My own eschatology is much closer to the last song than it is to the first. But anyway, what apocalyptic music am I missing?

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