“The End,” by The Doors – SteemitCentral Lyrics Challenge – Day 3/60

in #music5 years ago (edited)

"Weird scenes inside the gold mine."

song ~ “The End”

artist ~ The Doors

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 will be, so limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger's hand
In a desperate land

Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane, all the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain, yeah
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
The snake is long, seven miles

Ride the snake, he's old, and his skin is cold
The west is the best, the west is the best
Get here, and we'll do the rest
The blue bus is callin' us, the blue bus is callin' us
Driver, where you taking us?

The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall

He went into the room where his sister lived, and, then he
Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
He walked on down the hall, and
And he came to a door, and he looked inside
Father, yes son, I want to kill you
Mother, I want to f––––––––– (unintelligible)––––––––

C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us

And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, on a blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, c'mon, yeah
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

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
This is the end.    (Image source)


Jim Morrison wrote this song about the breakup of his relationship with his girlfriend. However, it soon evolved into more than a simple song about the end of a relationship. As with the greatest poetry, the lyrics taken as a whole say much more than the words and phrases alone can ever state or imply.

Farewell to innocence

Morrison himself said that, while “The End” started out as “a simple goodbye song,” it could also be interpreted as a goodbye to childhood. And in fact, it might even be a sad and pensive farewell to innocence, or even a song about death.    

Morrison added that the song was “sufficiently complex and universal in its imagery that it could be almost anything you want it to be.”  

That is particularly so in relation to the spoken-word portion in the middle of the song, in which Morrison evokes the Oedipus complex of Greek drama. As keyboard player Ray Manzarek said, Morrison brought theater to the rock’n’roll stage.      (Image source)

 Life will end, beauty will remain

After the manic interlude, the song once again turns quiet, and the lyrics again turn pensive and resigned. Morrison once again addresses his “beautiful friend,” sadly noting that, indeed, “this is the end.” 

The end of “laughter,” the end of “soft lies,” the end of suicidal nights, the end of a relationship … and maybe, the end of life. How sad. But how wonderful that we still have this masterpiece.
The Doors – "The End"  (Right-click to hear on YouTube)
Lyrics by Jim Morrison, courtesy of – SongFacts.com
References – Wikipedia

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Dang! You found your challenge for sure! I'm so happy for you, @majes.tytyty. You were posting music when I first met you.

I stopped by to see the vocab posts and get the right info. I am mentioning them in a post coming up so you might get more people.

Yep, I've already got a list for most of the content for @steemitcentral's 60-day challenge. I've also got a template prepared, so now I just have to fill in the blanks.

I've re-claimed the delegation, but it has not appeared in my wallet yet. Can't figure that out. Nevertheless, I'll make my offered changes in the next few days.

Also, once I finish my Japan "Tatami Mats" series, I'm planning on starting another music series. Given that there's about a million vids of obscure music on YouTube, that should keep me busy for a while, too.


Back on my son's account for this moment. He is doing the first song :)

Great idea for the template, and song list. I will make the time to do that. I posted into 2 different 30 day challenges like this and it really helps the workflow.

I'm on it. I will do most of these days for sure. I have about 5 songs in mind so far. But I will be in Singapore for a few days, so I hope that does not mess me up.

I'm sure your new/old song choices will be interesting to say the least.

The delegation takes 3 or 5 days to come back. I do not remember which, but I have seen people discuss if in different places. I am so grateful to you, and will be glad whenever it arrives.

A friend just informed me that (after the fork) it now takes close to 1 week for the delegation to be returned. So, in 6 days or so ...

Currently, what amount of "rental fee" are you paying? Based on that, we can make a (more) reasonable rate.

You might know some of the song lyrics I post, but I tend to have rather obscure tastes. Nevertheless, I hope you find them interesting. I'm looking forward to yours, too.

Do you have an inexpensive place to stay in Singapore? I found a few very reasonable capsule hotels / shared room inns. Will be glad to introduce them to you if need be.

I have many delegations - those I have now are for 24 weeks, 100 sp and 14-15% apr with a couple outliers - a bit cheaper or more expensive.

You can go to minnowbooster and pretend you are going to lease. They have a form and it will give the the aprs for whatever options you put in there.

I tend to have rather obscure tastes
Yes, I remember lol. I'm sure your were doing this when I first got here so long ago, and it stuck out. I think I remember a HUGE post on Lou Reed.

I too will be obscure - and old. I barely listen to anything now except the muslim call to prayer :)

I'm paying $15 a night total with for a hostel near Lavender MRT. The have free great wifi and good free breakfast and cheap chinese next door. I am taking my external drives and anticipate uploading and downloading videos for the entire time. I'm about to check bus schedules to get the max time to do this so I will have it when I get back here. My plan sucks now and I am going to use the opportunity of the trip to get some of this done - while of course steeming as per usual.

Please post your daily lyrics post link into the daily challenge post so people will know you are there doing it :)

If I delegate 500 SP to you and your son, could you pay me 3 STEEM / month. That's less than 10% apr.

We can start this around Jan 31, and I'll expect payment on the 1st of every month. (The payment would be in advance. Is that OK? or would you prefer the payment at the END of the month?)

As for posting "INTO" the daily challenge, do you mean pasting the link in a comment under @steemitcentral's post? Is that kosher?
I just checked, and I think SteemitCentral resteems the Lyrics Challenges that we post.

He's asking for it in the post to link your entry, but yes I see the resteems. They want you there so it show a lot of activity in the contest so other people come in too. You - a big guy - boost their rep in other people's eyes by being there.

Are you saying 3 steem each? You are at about 6% with your apr if you are, so yes, I would love to have it. If you are saying 3 steem for both, I would even like it more.

Yes, I prefer to pay in advance whatever date we start but I will be traveling right at that time - don't have my file open for the exact date - so I might flake a bit.

And would you consider
500 @bxlphabet
400 @fitinfun
100 @fitinfunfood?

I pay way more for the baby since it is at blocktrades and that would help me not to have to renew those. Or maybe even the whole amount there if you only want to do two leases. I have no idea of the issues from your side of the lease since I do not do that.

The @fitinfunfood account would get more bang for the buck since it is so small.

Thank you either way on all counts. I am so grateful to you :)

I'm saying 3 Steem from each of you. I trust that it's a very good rate for both.

As for the 500, I can split that between FnF and FnFFood. Just tell me what amount of the 500 should go to each. As for payment, can you send me 3 Steem from only one of those IDs? That would keep it simple.

As for "exact date," I will tolerate a bit of leeway if need be. We can confirm all and arrange all in the next 2 weeks.


Hello, @fitinfun and @bxlphabet

I've done the delegation ... a few days early, but these next few days are on me.

Of course, payment is expected on 1 February, or thereabouts. As discussed, I'd prefer if it is made in one bulk payment. (that is, 6 Steem / month, paid on the 1st.)

I hope this helps you both, and that it helps more and more as time goes by.

Full Steem Ahead!

Hello @majes.tytyty, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

Thanks! Good luck with promoting and encouraging creativity on this blockchain.

This is a wonderful song, no doubt. I enjoyed every bit of it while listening to it on Youtube. The song is well written, by an expert poet I should add. Thanks for sharing.

PS: Your formatting is thrilling and excellent. Post resteemed.

Yes, it's a classic song. Glad you like my post. I'll try to make another 50-plus Lyrics-Challenge posts.

As for "The End," it was used to great effect in the intro to the film Apocalypse Now ...

Nice pick for your entry @majes.tytyty!
Lots of reflections to be made on his words...

Wow! Great to know that you'll be participating fully in the challenge. Watching the short video above, I can only say that the producers did an excellent job by brilliantly choosing the opening lines of the song as a prologue to their movie. At a point I got scared before I realized it was a movie/song after all.

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