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The Doors: The Alabama Song Meaning

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Well, show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

Show me the way
To the next whiskey bar
Oh, don't ask why
Oh, don't ask why

For if we don't find
The next whiskey bar
I tell you we must die
I tell you we must...


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    May 7th, 2011 5:58am report

    its a bertold brecht song
    fromthe theaterpeace "Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny"
    its sung by girls who are going to be prostitutes
    so its about throwing away your dreams for survival


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    Jul 26th, 2011 7:43pm report

    It's actually a Kurt Weill song with lyrics by Brecht. It's from their opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.


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    Apr 19th, 2016 4:02pm report

    Plain & simple...


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    May 30th, 2013 5:35am report

    The way the doors sing this song, with different words and all, It's more likely that "show me the way to the next little girl" is a reference to heroin


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    May 30th, 2013 5:30am report

    If the words are changed then so has the meaning, I suspect "little girl" could mean heroin


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    May 1st, 2011 5:09am report

    This song is about the first gigs they had in the bar named Whiskey a go go. On an evening the band had to perform but Jim Morrison didn't show up. The rest of the band decided to go look for Jim, when they found him, he was tripping on acid. They decided to go to the bar still and perform as planned with Jim tripping on acid.
    When They started playing, Jim was improvising and the band didn't know what Jim was up to, but they whent along with it and gave him a beat as if there was nothing wrong. During the gig, Jim said the words "Father, yes son, I want to kill you! Mother... I want to fuck you all night!!"( also used later in The End.)
    The barkeeper got them off stage and called Jim a sick basterd and fired them on the spot.
    This is what really happened. I think i don't need to elaborate my interpretation as it is rather clear what they ment with the song knowing what happened that night.

    Written by a Doors fan from Belgium.


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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:52am report

    The song is about a place kind of like a Cabaret.

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