Wow, I'm sick of doubt
Live in the light of certain
Cruel bindings.
The servants have the power
Dog-men and their mean women
Pulling poor blankets over
Our sailors

I'm sick of dour faces
Staring at me from the tv
Tower, I want roses in
My garden bower; dig?
Royal babies, rubies
Must now replace aborted
Strangers in the mud
These mutants, blood-meal
For the plant that's plowed.

They are waiting to take us into
The severed garden
Do you know how pale and wanton thrillful
Comes death on a strange hour
Unannounced, unplanned for
Like a scaring over-friendly guest you've
Brought to bed
Death makes angels of us all
And gives us wings
Where we had shoulders
Smooth as raven's

No more money, no more fancy dress
This other kingdom seems by far the best
Until it's other jaw reveals incest
And loose obedience to a vegetable law.

I will not go
Prefer a feast of friends
To the giant family.

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    General Commenti love this track...i didnt know until recently that an entire album was made with jims recorded voice speaking verse while the rest of the band does the backup..i think it was done after he died..
    RedRavenon November 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI didnt know about that album either ^^^ it sounds great.

    I love this track, its amazing and helps to think
    Stoned Immaculateon February 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits obviously about how death it less painful than life.
    Nihasaon June 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell,death may be less painful than life but...I don't know.I believe that afterall he prefers life"I will not go
    Prefer a feast of friends
    To the giant family."
    He means that he's not going to join death and prefers to stay alive but then why did he actually die?Hahaha,I'm not sure but he may mean that he won't join God and Heaven.Nevermind,a very beatiful song and the melody is by an Italian composer,I can't recall his name right now...
    eliza13on March 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe composer of this song was ALBINONI, he was a composer from Venice....beautifu song, gives me the chills and gets me teary eyed every single damn time i hear it!....the doors will live on for eternity and beyond that too!..cant wait to see them this tuesday (oct 6, 2009)at the NOKIA CLUB!...i know jim morrison will be there with all of us!...the lizard king lives on!!
    hippiesins420on October 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI dont understand this line,
    "live in the light of certian south"
    all i can guess is that he is referring to people in the past he idolizes
    Mackmocky5on February 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentEither that or the events and people in the past that have changed his life, for better or for worse.
    Mackmocky5on May 28, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Until it's other jaw reveals incest"

    "Prefer a feast of friends
    To the giant family."

    Is there something Jim's not telling us... lol
    NoOneHereGetsOutAlivexXxXxXxxon October 23, 2010   Link

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