Bruce Cockburn - Last Night of the World Lyrics

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


  • Credits
    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 : 111 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
    Album Information
    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 620638018323
    script: Latin