This looping, distorted ballad about failing to live up to expectations romantically is the opening track of American rock band, Kings of Leon's fifth studio album, Come Around Sundown.
Frontman Caleb Followill explained to The Music Fix why the band decided to include a track titled "The End" as the first track on the record: Well, starting the record off with "The End"… I mean it's definitely one of those songs that comes in one piece at a time. That's always a good way – it layers itself – to start a record."
He added: "The song has a little bit of what we were doing on the last record. For someone that was a fan of the last record, when they put this record on, it's not going to scare them away."