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Top 10 End of Days Songs

Now we know the meaning of James Brown’s cape. Please please don’t go ... (By Thomas Ondrey/Associated Press)

1) “The Big Payback,” James Brown: The Godfather foresaw everything.

2) “Rapture,” Blondie: Perfect for leisurely upward flight.

3) “The End,” The Doors: “Father, I want to kill you. Mother ... ”

4) “Mothership Connection,” Parliament: “Swing down Sweet Chariot, let me ride.”

5) “The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” REM: Of course Lenny Bruce is not afraid. His grave won’t be opening up.

6) “The Rising,” Bruce Springsteen: Life, death and heaven in five verses.

7) “Heaven,” Talking Heads: “Heaven is a place where nothing, nothing ever happens.”

8) “Stairway to Heaven,” Led Zeppelin: “Then the piper will lead us to reason.” Harold Camping?

9) “Apocalypse Please,” Muse: “Come on, it’s time for something Biblical.

10) “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Bob Dylan: “It’s gettin’ dark, too dark to see ... ”

Got one that needs to be on here? Post it in the comments. And good luck this weekend, whichever way you’re headed.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.
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