Well, I'll tell you a story
Of whiskey and mystics and men.
And about the believers and
How the whole thing began.

First there were women and
Children obeying the moon.
Then daylight brought wisdom
And fever and sickness too soon.

You can try to remind me
Instead of the other, you can.
You can help to insure
That we all insecure our command.

If you don't give a listen,
I won't try to tell your new hand.
This is it, can't you see
That we all have our ends in the band.

And if all of the teachers and
Preachers of wealth were arraigned.
We could see quite a future
For me in the literal sands.

And if all the people
Could claime to inspect such regret,
Well we'd have no forgiveness,
Forgetfullness, faithful remorse.

So I tell you, I tell you,
I tell you we must send away.
We must try to find
A new answer instead of a way.

Lyrics submitted by yuri_sucupira

Whiskey, Mystics, And Men song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song!
    HippieFlowerChild67on December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis may be my favorite song of all time... the poet that is jim morrison was on his A game as always when he wrote the lyics and vocal melody to this song.
    bob420on April 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfor me,this song has always been about a search. the original humans had their ways of looking and found what they could. now it's time for a new vision. Old wisdom has turned just that: old, sick and weary. choose your path(like choosing band members). something YOU decide. you can even follow someone else's path if you want. More often than not, if you go with what gives you strong, but healthy, feelings, those emotions create a powerful tool for memory. Seems to me like toward the song's end, he's trying to emphasize his belief in instincts, even though jim himself could be very calculated. overall, I think the erie tone of the song sets the proper mood for looking and searching through dark, unknown areas of one's life. very powerful song.
    onefierytongue666on June 22, 2007   Link

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