“All Good Things (Come to an End)” by Nelly Furtado

The lyrics of “All Good Things (Come to an End)” are relatively-complicated for a major-pop hit, as they are not only philosophical but also metaphorical. But what appears to be going down is that the singer presents herself as sort of a transient figure. And the reason she lives this way is because it’s ‘less stress’. How that fits into the overall narrative is by her acknowledging that close relationships, from “lovers to friends”, tend to eventually evaporate. Or as the title puts it, “all good things come to an end”. 

You can view the lyrics, alternate interprations and sheet music for Nelly Furtado's All Good Things (Come to an End) at Lyrics.org.

So the implication is that her aforementioned lifestyle is so that she won’t get too attached to people and as such have her heart broken when the time comes for them to part ways. And ultimately, she appears to perceive life in general in a way such that one must move on from past relationships and constantly evolve emotionally.

“All Good Things (Come to an End)” Facts

This song came out on the 17th of November 2006. It served as the fifth single from Nelly Furtado’s highly successful third album, “Loose”. And the label that put it out is Geffen Records.

The track was produced by Timberland and Danja, who also co-wrote the song with Furtado. Chris Martin of Coldplay fame also provided writing to this song. And it is important to mention that Chris also provided uncredited vocals to the tune.

As the story goes this was one of the last songs added to “Loose”. It ultimately came about as the result of Furtado and Chris Martin, who were already friends, running into each other in 2005, at the MTV VMAs.

The directors of the music video to this song are Israel Lugo and Gabriel Cross.

“All Good Things” on the Charts

The track was a phenomenal success, reaching number 1 in 15 nations, including the following places:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Hungary
  • Netherlands
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Slovakia

And in the UK and USA (Hot 100 Chart), it got to peak positions of 4 and 86 respectively. Despite not faring very well on the Hot 100, it managed to top Billboard’s “Dance Club Songs” chart in the U.S.

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