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There will never be
Another one like you
There will never be
Another one who can
Do the things you do, oh

Will you give another chance?
Will you try little tribe?
Least often you remember
We were together,
anyways, all right

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    Aug 11th, 2017 8:32pm report

    He is God and you all are the sheep.


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    Jun 11th, 2013 6:24pm report

    This is simply false. He's saying "will you try little tribe" first of all. He refers to the tribe of which he is the shaman of. There is no reason to refer to yourself in third person. Definitely not because he's a shaman. More evidence to support this is his talk of alienation "out in the meadow, while you roam the fields" is a reflection of the way shamans as a whole are alienated and shunned from the tribe. This is only because of his relationship to dimension and his greater understanding caused unease amongst the unlearned. He is really referring to America of which he felt he played a shamanic role. Little tribe is like saying little girl is this case, of which he does often. It's a form of endearment of which the entire song has an attitude. Why does everyone see Val Kilmer when they hear Jim Morrison.


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    Feb 7th, 2011 2:48am report

    He's referring to himself in 3rd person as he is a shaman.


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    Apr 18th, 2007 4:36pm report

    Shaman’s Blues to me was a story of love. It was called shaman’s blues because Jim was known as a shaman and was dating a girl before his career launched but it was an open relationship. “There will never be another one like you, there will never be anyone who can do the things you do. Will you give another chance, will you try a little try?” means to give love one more chance because the both of them together are one of a kind. Most of the song goes on explaining how there love was great and that if you try hard enough you’ll see why. One of the closing of lines “you’ll be dead in hell before I’m born” leaves you wondering whether Morrison intended this song to be a tale of giving love as many shots as possible or could it be that you can try to end how many times you want but in the end it will never mean anything to him, because sure there won't be another one like you but there could be someone better.

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