Relaxants such as marijuana, and psychedelics like LSD, mescaline, etc., were broadly in use. He was in to shamanism and other religious/spiritual believes. Shelby from The Other Side , United States, Heather from Stony Brook Long Island, Ny, More songs beginning and ending with the same line, Barry Dean ("Pontoon," "Diamond Rings And Old Barstools"). That's the real beauty of it. The willingness to exploit those things most sacred to us. And at the time, powdered cocaine was *barely* entering the broad market. United States. They want to divorce themselves from their predecessors.” -Morrison, Most of the things here that i have been reading make sense, well thought about and from a high intellectual level. See if you can spot the true tales. Morrison would sometimes stop in the middle of this during concerts to get a reaction from the crowd. About Doors. The instrumentation is meant to be like an Indian raga. 1965 - 1973. It explores the extremely taboo subject of our innate desire to conquer our natural superior and usurp his position as enjoyer and dominator. The album version of the song is an edited combination of two takes, which took a total of about 30 minutes to record. bright lights, in my head they're turning, turning well and its cold and its cold repeat x 20 Morrison was truly given over to the spirit of Dionysus, and would go so far as to emulate the concept of the 'dying-and-rising god' on stage. For Heidegger, death, the end, was the completion of one's essence of one's Dasein. There are facts such as that the song was originally a short love/farewell song for a girlfriend somewhere in his youth (Tandy Martin), and the blue bus, which was the bus that Jim took to get from his home address to the school he went. This was recorded with the lights off and only one candle burning next to Morrison. Psychedelics are not a recreational drug, that's for sure. In the last case we speak about a bad trip. Original lyrics of The End Of The World song by Billie Eilish. Jim starts right from the childhood.."Lost in a roman wilderness of pain...and all the children are insane" To me 'snake' means our pleasures..gribbs..and the ancient lake symbolises end of that journey of chasing our pleasure..simply it symbolises death... "Ride the snake to the ancient lake" "The west is the best" west symbolises abundance..luxury ..pleasure.. "the blue bus is calling us"...our life is a journey..we are aboard a bus of pleasure ..luxury...abundance..strangely we don't know where it is taking us ultimately..that's true for all of us "Driver where you are taking us?" because we have lost control of ourselves..our lives..as he rightly says.. "Come here and we will do the rest" then he tells a story...maybe he tries to depict himself..don't try to justify the the killer who wants to kill his father or fuck his mother...don't try to investigate what was wrong with Jim Morrison because we are aboard a blue bus ourselves...lets try to understand what he wanted to mean...what really he wanted to kill...his father or the things he got from his father...teachings..beatings...morals...so called values..its true for all of us..he wanted to wake us up...open our eyes to see...to choose..to acqire wisdom..of life..of death.. Literature was a passion of his, so he knew trough the books of Nietzsche also Greek Mythology. Michael Jackson became the first artist in history to score Top 10 hits in five consecutive decades on the Hot 100 when "Love Never Felt So Good" landed at #9 on the chart dated May 31, 2014. Many trippers experience the loss/death of their ego, with as result limitless, unbounded freedom. Welcome to JustRandomThings where we discuss all things music. Holzman was owner of Electra records; Jim as we know, was a fan of Nietzsche, Rimbaud, Blake and many others. While I know that it is widely believed that the end started out as a love song, I think that the beginning has a deeper metaphysical meaning. The ego is the thing that hold's us prissoned. So limitless and free. The crowd went nuts, but the band was fired right after the show. then the girl wants to fuck the father and kill the mother. No safety or surprise, the end. But, that's what i think. "The End" lyrics. The Birth of Tragedy - Nietzsche There was some geographic liberty here, as Swahili is not spoken in the West African nation of Liberia. If it existed, no one knew of it in the contemporary drug market. Lyrics to 'It's The End Of The World' by REM. Psychedelic Rock, Rock, Blues. Watch official video, print or download text in PDF. An interpretation often given on this part is destroying the old and embracing the new. During Heidegger's etymology of the word Being, he concluded that the word Being as originally meant by the Greeks (pre Plato) was that which stands erect. Michael Jackson's "Liberian Girl" opens with the South African female singer Letta Mbulu saying the Swahili phrase "Naku penda piya-naku taka piya-mpenziwe." The Four Gospels in the Bible The Doors, but especially Jim, knew that Jack Holzman, together with Paul Rotchild, would come to see them out. The drum beat is designed to sound like a tabla, and the keyboard is supposed to provide the humming support of a tambura. It may already be August, but Selena Gomez and BLACKPINK's new song "Ice Cream" may surpass all the other bops for song of the summer. Jim Morrison was greatly influenced by Nietzsche and Heidegger. The song as we know it today, with the Oedipal part, was born when they played at the Whisky A Go Go. I think this song is about a guy who's in a relationship with a girl. This song could either be about a relationship with another person, or about a personal struggle and failing to achieve what you tried for. part of this song seems to me, to be giving directions. The final lyrics to the song, 'This is the end, beautiful friend this is the end, my only friend, the end It hurts to set you free but you'll never follow me the end of laughter and soft lies the end of nights we tried to die' Jim talks to the listener, to me here. But despite this, “in the end it d… This is the end. Country. Can you picture what will be. I have listened to three different versions of this song. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines.". It can arouse enlightenment, feelings of ecstasy, but also fear and panic. And he has made perceivable progress. Many people who take psychedelics know the symbolic meanig of the snake, just like those who take heroin are familliar with the term "chasing the dragon". Original lyrics of Where The Shadow Ends song by BANNERS. There was no such thing available within Morrison's lifetime. Some of these interpretations are really good, and really well thought out, in my opinion. This is my contrribution. This is just an educated opinion. In an interview in 1969, Morrison explained about the lyrics: It's an very intense experience, which can generate intense different emotions, just like a snake can. I'll never look into your eyes...again. The meaning of the last line is the more you give the more you get. "Each generation wants new symbols, new people, new names. A shamanistic journey of symbols into the subconscious mind, the wellspring of magic and wisdom. Anyways...the reason I think this song has much to with Heidegger is by the use of the word "stands" in reference to what is ending. The Oedipal section isn't born yet. Morrison had a mother and father, one brother, and one sister. It can arouse enlightenment, feelings of extase but also fear and panic. It's about a breakup with his girlfriend, but rather than being truly an "end", it's about an new beginning. Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Jim was born in Florida at the East of the country and moved to LA (Ride the highway west baby). It talks about 'our elaborate plans' and 'lost in a Roman wilderness of pain'. At the end of the song, it also says, 'the west is the best, get here and we'll do the rest'. Morrison was always vague as to the meaning, explaining: "It could be almost anything you want it to be.". Three of the Doors were the product of undergraduate education in the Arts, and in the UC system, no less, back when that actually meant something. Producer Paul Rothchild called it "one of the most beautiful moments I've ever had in a recording studio.". Comment and share your favourite lyrics. Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand. The middle section began to grow when they performed in the clubs they played, and could change evening after evening. Its meaning differs within yourself depending on whether you are high or low, that's the magic of Jim Morrison. We felt that we needed to be sharp and on the ball, since we were going to change the world. While I know that it is widely believed that the end started out as a love song, I think that the beginning has a deeper metaphysical meaning. The basic of the song was originally about three verses long. You find them in yoga, tantra and medicine as symbol for the kundalini awakening, wich, as some of you may know, is the same as an psychedelic experience where the energy rages throuh the spine upwards to your brain where it explodes and you become high of the energy released. This could account for "lost in a Roman wilderness of pain." I can also see it as an ironic statement that no matter how hard he tried, his efforts were futile. artist: "The Doors", There's no other creature with more symbolic meanings than a snake: from the snake in the garden of Eden, to the snake of infinite, esoteric knowledge. Of everything that stands, the end. Lyrics Artists: D Doors The End. Love is what is lacking in the 1950's westerns/wwII movies/race riots. The Doors song lyrics collection. Illuminations - Rimbaud It is ironic that the night club owner threw him out for saying he wants to fuck his mother. One of his favorite books was "Illuminations" from Rimbaud, who was part of the decadent movement with high symbolic, mystical imaginary poems. This gave them a chance to experiment with their songs. At more than 800 words, the meaning of “American Pie” proved elusive even for a generation used to parsing inscrutable Bob Dylan and Beatles lyrics. When jim sings about ride the snake I think he means: fuck your father. I’ll break down some of the lyrics below, the lyrics are in italics and my comments are in bold. To a degree, this is because neither the performer, nor the audience, is very literate, and therefore cannot reference previous works or tropes, since even if the performer is aware of them (not often likely), s/he cannot count on the audience to recognize the references. Interestingly, in light of the 90s trends that followed, heroin was used by a very marginal group, and in this sense Pamela Courson was an unusual 60s drug consumer. The Doors developed this song during live performances at the Whisky a Go Go, a Los Angeles club where they were the house band in 1966. The Doors saw themselves as the opposition of that movement, as a reallity wich they reflected trough their music and lyrics. These men, particularly Manzarek and Morrison, were not only well read in all areas of literature but sought to incorporate their education and belief into their daily behaviors. His parents think that this girl's not that right for him! In. adunit_id: 100001411, The ego is the thing that hold's us prison. The song is a potpourri of mystical symbolism and archetypes from the collective subconscious. I think. This is not what the Doors did in many of their lyrics (although there was an admix of obviously autobiographical songs, such as Love Street). One succinct example would be the short introduction by the band members as they're exiting an airport (i can't remember the location). The flute hook. I've noticed a lot of support and advertisement for Jim Morrison and The Doors down here. Just Wikipedia religion and spirituality and don't stop reading until you've gone all the way. Jim Morrison was greatly influenced by Nietzsche and Heidegger. It came to me yesterday (after reading a bunch of interpretations on another site, of other Doors songs), that many contributors are carrying their own experiential baggage, and also are smearing their own contemporary cultural awareness with the sensibilities of the mid/late 60s. Manzarek talks with a booming, calculated voice, peering down through glasses and stating his birthday very sternly, portraying Apollo/Zues. But I think you are making a big mistake if you try to interpret much of the Doors' original work in this fashion. It explores the extremely taboo subject of our innate desire to conquer our natural superior and usurp his position as enjoyer and dominator. Most recently in the pop genre, starting with punk, and previously in different genres, songs are quite personal and if not autobiographical, were "close enough" so that the performer, and the audience might connect with a shared experience. But then, he decides to kill his father and commit a HORRIBLE assault against his mother! These images are set on the backdrop of references to the hedonistic culture of Southern California in the late 60's, particularly Santa Monica and Venice (where the Blue Bus runs). After playing the first set without him, the band retrieved Morrison from his apartment, where he had been tripping on acid. but there's also a electracomplex. Quaaludes had not yet entered the broad drug market. Most of the things here that i've been reading make sense, well tought about and from a high intulectual level. all i can say we're not far. })(); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The blue bus is an hallucinogen (numorphin), Firstly this is toughest song to decipher as far as Jim Morrison is concerned..it can be taken the way you like to. At the time, the band couldn't cross what their engineer Bruce Botnick called "the f--k barrier," so they sanitized the lyric on the album. Comment and share your favourite lyrics. In the end definition: You say in the end when you are saying what is the final result of a series of events ,... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples To those of you who think this song is about as something as obvious as the Vietnam War or 'getting fucked up' would do good to read a little in order to pick up on what inspired Jim. Activity years. As for the "snake": there's no other creature with more symbolic meanings than a snake: from the snake in the garden of Eden, to the snake of infinite, esoteric knowledge. This and other things, especially psychedelic drugs, gave as result that his lyrics are symbolic and visionary with a lot of images so they can be interpretable in more than one way. Join us for the best music reviews on the web. document.write('
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There are facts such as that the song was originaly a short love/farewell song for a girlfriend somwhere in his youth (Tandy Martin) and the blue bus, wich was the bus that Jim took to get from his home adress to the shool he went. "The west" could mean Los Angeles, which lie at the west coast. Too scary, too solitary. In other words, the singer has worked hard towards a specific goal, whether it be getting a certain lady, making peace with his frenemies or what you have. The Doors were an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1965, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist. For Heidegger, death, the end, was the completion of one's essence of one's Dasein. Electra, the opposite of Oedipus is the course why the Oedipal part was born that night. This and other things, especially psychedelic drugs, gave as result that his lyrics are verry symbolic, visionair with a lot of images, so they can be interpretated in more than one way. Genre. This will be explained in a book coming out about Jim's life leading up to the formation of The Doors. The greatest thing about this song is that it can mean something different every time a person hears it. Tim McGraw recorded "Live Like You Were Dying" just two weeks after his own father passed away. The Golden Bough - Frazer There is no clear, fine, universal interpretation. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. That photograph was always a little bit blurry. In my humble opinion, this is a BIG mistake. "All I Want For Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey was the first ringtone certified Gold. In the end [Mike Shinoda:] You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when I tried so hard [Chester Bennington:] I tried so hard And got so far But in the end It doesn't even matter I had to fall To lose it all But in the end It doesn't even matter I've put my trust in you The willingness to exploit those things most sacred to us. Find more of Billie Eilish lyrics. Not surpringly, this is the same function of the Myth in culture. Given these exposures, I think that generally speaking, the first place you should go, in forming a critical mindset, is that the lyrics are philosophical musings over archetypal themes, not personal stories, as was the case with the best in grunge. Song meanings ©2003-2021 lyricinterpretations.com. 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