Lucy Hale's debut Road Between album finds her wrestling through getting over someone. She co-wrote the song with Whiskeytown's Mike Daly and Nashville songwriter Catt Gravitt.
This is one of five songs on Road Between that Mike Daly co-wrote. Asked by Billboard magazine how their relationship developed, Lucy Hale replied: "I met Mike a couple years prior because I dated a guy who was working with him. We had all these crazy connections. I love Whiskeytown. I was actually supposed to record a never-released Whiskeytown song for the album, but maybe we'll save that for the next album. He knows me and knows my voice like the back of his hand."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.