Reunited at the end of the world.
April 5, 2021 7:44 AM   Subscribe

I want a playlist of songs that reference or describe being reunited with a (former) lover at the end of the world. Do you have suggestions?

I have two songs so far:
Kate Miller-Heidke, "The Last Day on Earth"
JP Saxe & Julia Michaels, "If the World Was Ending"

The songs don't need to have the world actually ending; as with the above songs, I'm fine if the lyrics are about someone dreaming or imagining the end of the world and/or the reunion.

- I'm open to all and any genres.
- I only speak English and Spanish, but I welcome songs in other languages as well.
posted by mixedmetaphors to Media & Arts (19 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe none of them fits the exact theme but this is an excellent album anyway: Until the End of the World.
posted by each day we work at 7:56 AM on April 5 [2 favorites]

Maybe too metaphorical for you, but Matt Nathanson - Room at the End of the World. Even more metaphorical: Jack's Mannequin - Dark Blue (it's subtle, but it's there in the bridge).
posted by Alterscape at 8:00 AM on April 5

Without referring to the end of the world, does reuniting in the afterlife count? See Death Cab For Cutie's "I Will Follow You Into The Dark."
posted by baseballpajamas at 8:12 AM on April 5 [2 favorites]

Seconding that Death Cab song, which came into my head unbidden when I read the question.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:33 AM on April 5

Wasteland by the Jam
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 8:37 AM on April 5

Does it count if the protagonist is sorta responsible for the end of the world and the love interest maybe isn't interested? That's Jonathan Coulton's The Future Soon
posted by Mchelly at 8:56 AM on April 5

ELO’s “From the end of the World” is as right there!
posted by rongorongo at 9:01 AM on April 5 [1 favorite]

They Might Be Giants - End of the Tour
posted by sideshow at 9:35 AM on April 5

This could fit - Roxy Music - The End of the Line
posted by Rash at 11:36 AM on April 5

Vera Lynn's We'll Meet Again gives me this feeling, almost entirely because of its famous & grim appearance in Dr. Strangelove. (Second link is a spoiler if you have not seen Strangelove.) 
posted by miles per flower at 11:41 AM on April 5 [2 favorites]

We Will Become Silhouettes, The Postal Service
posted by sencha at 11:50 AM on April 5

Maybe Sax Rohmer #1 by The Mountain Goats? They’ve got several songs that reference the end of the world - take your pick.
posted by itsamermaid at 7:23 PM on April 5

It’s not necessarily a reunion, but Modern English’s I Melt With You features two lovers at the moment of nuclear apocalypse (similar to the Postal Service song above).
posted by Tiny Bungalow at 6:22 AM on April 6

Not sure if this fits, but I thought of this song when I read the question...Meet Me At the Edge of the World by Over The Rhine
posted by fourpotatoes at 7:27 AM on April 6

Does it count if the protagonist is sorta responsible for the end of the world and the love interest maybe isn't interested? -- Mchelly

Also, Josh Ritter's Temptation of Adam.
posted by booth at 11:19 AM on April 6

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