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 a little try.
Please stop and you'll remember,
We were together
Anyway.
All right.

And if you have a certain evening
You could lend to me,
I'd give it all right back to you.
Know how it has to be, with you
I know your moods.
And your mind.
And your mind.
And your mind.
And your mind.
And your mind.

Will you stop and think and wonder,
Just what you'll see.
Out on the train yard.
Nursing penitentiary.
It's gone.
I cry out long.

Play it, brother.

Did you stop to consider
How it will feel,
Cold grinding grizzly bear jaws
Hot on your heels.

Do you often stop and whisper
In Saturday shore
The whole world's a savior,
Who could ever ever ever ever, ever, ever
Ask for more?

Do you remember.
Will you stop.
Will you stop, the pain.

And 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, a little try?
Please stop and you'll remember
We were together
Anyway
All right

How you must think and wonder
How I must feel.
Out on the meadows
While you're on the field.
I'm alone for you.
And I cry.

He's sweatin' look at him.
Optical promise.
(laughs)
You'll be dead and in hell before I'm born.
Sure thing.
Bridesmaid.
The only solution.
Isn't it amazing?


Lyrics submitted by archmastermind, edited by by831697

Shaman's Blues song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationThe Shaman is Jesus and he wants you to remember "we were together". And whatever you give him, he "gives it all right back to you" "he knows your moods and your mind"
    In the last verse you mock him on the cross "he's sweatin, look at him" He loves you and suffered earthly hell to demonstrate it. Great song and don't forget Jimbo spent time in seminary school. Most of his great songs were sermons. "The whole world's a savior who could ever ask for more" Most see a hot looking dude with earthly appeal. That's the candy coated outside Jesus gives you. When you get past that, if you have the balls, and are still "with it" you find the peanut and a prize. Most spit the thing out when the candy coating dissolves.
    dickmydogon July 27, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love it when jim sings, "try a little try", haha i dont know why...love the song
    vipergt196on January 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was almost sure the last And your mind he says And you're MINE. At first level, it's a breakup song, but the last words are really Morrisson at his best (that's why it's in the last verse, it's always the better part of the lyrics). Musically it is my best Doors song, the bass part is amazing (isn't it amazing?) it's haunting in his repetitiveness, and it changes chords in this modern revisited blues style, it has a really fast tempo, hard to play, the keyboards are also really complex and the guitar add a soft touch to it all. It would have gained to have a longer solo à la Light my fire. Optical promise, what that means?
    Deodataon March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, nobody's commented on this. This is definately one of the most underapriciated Doors songs. It was unlike most of there other songs, but it's a decent tune with a good guitar part.
    Unknown Soldieron May 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbelter of a song, good lyrics.
    sounds like hes missing a friend or sumthing???????
    isavedchipon August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wish i could say i was a shaman.. if only...
    pet moustacheon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best song from the Doors. I also reckon that the last repeat of And your mind is actually And you're mine. Always heard it that way. Optical promise... some sort of visualization of a wish... or a curse? The name of the song would make more sense, when this wanna-be Shaman not only tells about reading the minds, but also throws a spell on the new boyfriend. You = Lost girlfriend, He = New boyfriend. And Jimbo no happy ;)
    Shamaanion June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe text is not realy coherent because it's a sort of psalmodiation.
    lylypad07061985on May 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this speaks of the personalized relationship it may imply, between a women or otherwise. Instead I'm reminded of the seeming wont or 'duty' it was of Morrison's to lead his listeners towards the inverted internal.

    And if you have a certain evening
    You could lend to me,
    I'd give it all right back to you.
    Know how it has to be, with you
    I know your moods.
    And your mind.
    And your mind.
    And your mind.
    And your mind.
    And your mine.

    The assignation he requests isn't sullied with romantic promises. He proposes you give him just one night.. to meet, to listen?.. And he'll give it right back.

    How you must think and wonder
    How I must feel.
    Out on the meadows
    While you're on the field.
    I'm alone for you.
    And I cry.
    MisterGoodtripson June 03, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this speaks of the personalized relationship it may imply, between a women or otherwise. Instead I'm reminded of the seeming wont or 'duty' it was of Morrison's to lead his listeners towards the inverted internal.

    And if you have a certain evening
    You could lend to me,
    I'd give it all right back to you.
    Know how it has to be, with you
    I know your moods.
    And your mind.
    And your mind.
    And your mind.
    And your mind.
    And your mine.

    The assignation he requests isn't sullied with romantic promises. He proposes you give him just one night.. to meet, to listen?.. And he'll give it right back.

    How you must think and wonder
    How I must feel.
    Out on the meadows
    While you're on the field.
    I'm alone for you.
    And I cry.
    MisterGoodtripson June 03, 2011   Link

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