Last Night of the World Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Cockburn
album: Track 3 in album Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu
release date: 1999-9-14
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:51
producer: Colin Linden and Bruce Cockburn
drums: Gary Craig
vocal: Jonell Mosser
mixer: John Whynot
electric guitar: Colin Linden
recorded by: John Whynot
bass: John Dymond
organ: Richard Bell
keyboard: Janice Powers
acoustic guitar: Bruce Cockburn
percussion: Rick Lazar
writer: Bruce Cockburn

Cover Art

Bruce Cockburn Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu cover art
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I'm sipping Flor De CaƱa and lime juice, it's three a.m.
Blow a fruit fly off the rim of my glass
The radio's playing Superchunk and the friends of Dean Martinez

Midnight it was bike tires whacking the pot holes
Milling humans' shivering energy glow
Fusing the space between them with bar-throb bass and laughter

If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?

I learned as a child not to trust in my body
I've carried that burden through my life
But there's a day when we all have to be pried loose

If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?

I've seen the flame of hope among the hopeless
And that was truly the biggest heartbreak of all
That was the straw that broke me open

If this were the last night of the world
What would I do?
What would I do that was different
Unless it was champagne with you?


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 When You Give It Away
  • 2 Mango
  • 3 Last Night of the World
  • 4 Isn't That What Friends Are For?
  • 5 Down to the Delta
  • 6 The Embers of Eden
  • 7 Blueberry Hill
  • 8 Let the Bad Air Out
  • 9 Look How Far
  • 10 Deep Lake
  • 11 Use Me While You Can