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This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end

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

Can you picture what...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 13th, 2011 7:07pm report


    This song is about a break up between Jim and his high school girlfriend. It is often misinterpreted as a "death" song.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 12th, 2011 7:41pm report


    Guys. The "blue bus" is a reference to the "Big Blue Bus," a popular bus system that services West L.A., Santa Monica and Venice - All places the doors hung out



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2011 7:12pm report


    This song is about having sex with a goat and being gay. "I take you by your hair and shove my shaft up your goaty ass" is nothing metaphorical, it's just what he says.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 16th, 2011 6:36pm report


    The genuine authenticity of The End has many parallel dimensions:
    1. The force feed perversions and steeply engrained misconceptions of who you are - the EGO.
    2. The law of Cause and Effect.
    -life results in death
    3. Argument from Ignorance.
    -The exponentiality of theories that
    can't be proven or disproved.
    4. The realization of 1,2,3.
    5. Serene nature of the world once the realization has been made.
    6. Acceptance of death.
    7. LOVE IS THE ONLY WAY. "The End" primarily/poetically/effectively utilized different frequencies of vibration inhibiting brain waves to communicate with your unconscious in hopes of sparking an eventual supplication for love of the boundless source of energy (potential or kinetic) everywhere utilized infinitely makes all existence equal and one. The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2011 6:01am report


    ive always heard the lyrics of the song simply as the The body and soul seperating at the point of death. "this is the end my beautiful friend the end" is the body referring to the soul as their friend. "Can you picture what will be so limitless and free". The soul flying free without the restaints of the body.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2011 6:01am report


    ive always heard the lyrics of the song simply as the The body and soul seperating at the point of death. "this is the end my beautiful friend the end" is the body referring to the soul as their friend. "Can you picture what will be so limitless and free". The soul flying free without the restaints of the body.



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    anonymous
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    May 4th, 2011 5:18pm report


    You can discuss about the Doors song as long as the world turns around. They're universal and can be interpretated at many ways, depending on the mood or the stage in your life. That's the beauty of the Doors and their music. The fact that even now people are bussy with their music and lyrics, show's that thei're meaning more today than their meant when they were written because they don't speak of facts or theme's like for instance "slap that bitch down" things you hear in gangsta rap, r & b and that stuff, no, Doors songs handle universal theme's from wich the listener can make whatever he want's, altough some are autobiographic by nature.



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    anonymous
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    May 4th, 2011 5:57pm report


    The beauty of the song lies in the fact that it almost could be the end of anything: the end of youth, innocence, a relation, life and so much more. Everybody knows that it actually started out as a three minute love song wich evening after evening start getting longer untill his acutually form lijke we know it now, with the Oedipal section. This part found his way in the song when Jim sang it at the Whiskey A GoGo. He knew that on that evening Jack Holzman would come over to see the band. Holzman was owner from Electra records and as many of you know: Electra is the opposite of Oedipus. Ik can go on about the this song for ever, but like i said: it means what meaning the listener will give to it and can change through a lifetime; that's the beauty of it. It's my all time favorite for many reasons and i want it to be played at my funeral. Regardless how old i would be then.



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    anonymous
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    May 4th, 2011 5:57pm report


    The beauty of the song lies in the fact that it almost could be the end of anything: the end of youth, innocence, a relation, life and so much more. Everybody knows that it actually started out as a three minute love song wich evening after evening start getting longer untill his acutually form lijke we know it now, with the Oedipal section. This part found his way in the song when Jim sang it at the Whiskey A GoGo. He knew that on that evening Jack Holzman would come over to see the band. Holzman was owner from Electra records and as many of you know: Electra is the opposite of Oedipus. Ik can go on about the this song for ever, but like i said: it means what meaning the listener will give to it and can change through a lifetime; that's the beauty of it. It's my all time favorite for many reasons and i want it to be played at my funeral. Regardless how old i would be then.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 23rd, 2011 4:36pm report


    Blue Bus, is slang for a powerful painkiller called Oxymorphone, that was popular in the 60's.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:54am report


    The song is really about Jim and his girlfriend breaking up. Jim would take drugs and in the middle of a song, he would start to sing very violently.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:29am report


    Everything that every body has opinionated on is right, Jim was about the out side looking in, that's why we love him so much and why we find our selfs righting about him. the end is about the end, just like waiting for the sun,metaphor? waiting for the sun is about Jesus,listen to the lyrics... Waiting for the sun, no!!! Waiting for the son.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2011 4:35pm report


    As my brother and I think, Jim wants to explain the sense of life. First with "father I want to kill you" he expresses not to kill the father but breaking through everything conservative and holding you back from living what you truely are. Jim calls us to live as the one we are. As Kurt Cobain once said "rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not" Jim tells us only if we life our true character, and not trying to be loved by doing things we wouldnt do if we were ourselves. This does he say especially at one point of the song: there's a version where he says: "cone on baby take a change with us, meet me at the back of the BLUE BUS, driver, where are you taking us...?"
    This referes, as my brother and I think, to a philosophy saying that if you live what you truely are, you get a ticket for the blue Bus which takes you to heaven. And everyone gets one, as you only die when you've accepted your real character, as referring to Elisabeth Kubler-Ross a person at the end of his or her life on earth does. So the end expresses a preparation for heaven. So we personally thInk Jim was living a way pretty similar to the Cristian one, though he has probably not known. But still the Blue Bus, which is the elemental message of the song remains as a source of hope for us as can't know what will be after death, but we can only believe it to be good. And it will be.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 21st, 2011 3:55am report


    Im not 100% sure about this, but the section where he talks about doing all that stuff to his family is actually linked to the Eodipus theory. Although he isnt writing it in literal terms just using it as a creative way of expressing his desire to "kill" authority and take what he wishes from



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2011 3:39pm report


    Of course this song is complicated. It expounds Jim Morrison's philosophy on life which paradoxically was based mainly on death. The End as the lyrics and importantly, the music itself signify is what we are building up for. It's difficult to know for certain what some of the metaphors signify such as the blue bus and indeed the meaning of these may be locked in Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris but I personally like the theory that it is related to the accident involving some Native Americans which had such a huge influence on Morrison psychologically and artistically throughout his life. They did not know that the driver was delivering them to their End and link to the lyrics "Driver, where you takin' us?" The Oedipus complex was a belief from the Freudian school of psychology about wanting to copulate with your mother while trying to topple your father as the patriarch of the family. However, the references to snakes, lakes, summer rain, wilderness etc. suggest that the Mother in the song may be Mother Earth and fucking her is a metaphor for connecting with her which is a primal instinct like sex. The father then might be anything which prevents us from doing so. Morrison's own relationship with his father was reported to be rocky so it may also be a show of hatred for his father. The song weaves all this talk of death with hints and winks towards psychotropic substances and hedonism like the last days of Rome and we are all the insane children waiting for the summer rain to wash us clean of our impurities. Morrison himself admitted that the lyrics were open-ended (no pun intended!) and could be looked at in numerous ways but I feel the song is mainly about connecting with nature and accepting that death is a major part of this.






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