Sunday, June 4, 2017

632 – The Doors – The End (1967)

Escrita por Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger e John Densmore, foi gravada em agosto de1967 e lançada em 4 de janeiro de 1967 no disco The Doors. A letra no entanto foi escrita por Morrison após ter acabado um relacionamento com sua namorada Mary Werbelow.

É o numero 336 da lista das 500 maiores canções de todos os tempos da revista Rolling Stone. O solo dela foi eleita o numero 93 dos maiores solos de guitarra de todos os tempos da Guitar World Magazine.

Jim Morrison cantou, Ray Manzarek tocou orgao Vox Continental. Robby Krieger tocou guitarra Gibson SG. John Densmore tocou bateria e pandeiro.

Foi usada no começo e no fim do filme Apocalypse Now, de 1979. de Francis Ford Coppola. Nico, que foi amante de Morrison, regravou-a.

A letra:

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 taken' 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...fuck you

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

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