The End: The Doors

Jim Adams’ Sunday Lyrics challenge was to write about a song which contains lyrics including – Bottom/End/Middle/Side/Top.  The Doors’ 1967 song The End does just that.  It was originally recorded without over dubbing.  A remix of the song featured in Francis Ford Coppola’s film Apocalypse Now.

Lyrics (Abridged)

[Intro]

[Chorus]
This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

[Verse 1]
Of our elaborate plans, the end
Of everything that stands, the end
No safety or surprise, the end
I’ll never look into your eyes again

[Verse 2]
Can you picture what will be?
So limitless and free
Desperately in need
Of some stranger’s hand
In a desperate land

[Verse 3]
Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

 

Padre

Light My Fire: The Doors

“Baby” is the prompt word in Jim Adams‘ lyrics challenge, this week.   “Baby” features prominently in The Doors, “Light My Fire.  The song was recorded in August 1966 and released in January 1967 and released as a single on April 24, 1967.  The single took decades to reach Platinum, but is Platinum all the same.

Lyrics:

“Light My Fire”

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire

 

Padre