Take the highway to the end of the night
End of the night, end of the night
Take a journey to the bright midnight
End of the night, end of the night
Realms of bliss, realms of light
Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to the endless night
End of the night, end of the night
End of the night, end of the night
Realms of bliss, realms of light
Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to sweet delight
Some are born to the endless night
End of the night, end of the night X2


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  • +3
    General CommentThe lines "Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to the endless night" are taken from William Blake's 'Auguries of Innocence'.
    Songmeaningsuseron February 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion, there is a clear duality of people...those who were born satisfied, and those who would have to work all of their lives chasing satisfaction. These people you could very easily clarify as rich (sweet delight) or poor (endless night), ignorant (realms of bliss) or enlightened (realms of light)...etc etc... when you notice the duality u get the meaning.
    treetrunk_holygrailon February 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentunderrated. i love this song. any doors song that isn't a hit or played on the radio is underrated.
    maggotbrainon December 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI too love the surreal atmosphere of this song...
    mobileinfantryon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favourite Doors track. I played it to a class of young teenage Chinese students (studying English) and asked them to tell me the meaning of the song.

    I was damn impressed with their answers. It's about someone who is the deep depression of the night who wants to be happy again by seeing the dawn etc.
    DarkenRahlon September 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentif you seen "dead man" with jhonny depp u can also see the shaman in the movie reciting those lyrics...
    amazing movie dark and deep with amazing neil young guitar..
    expeditionon December 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. i can picture jim getting stoned out of his mind, lost in this world, writing these words.
    manintheboxon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy the way, this song also references Louis Ferdinand Destouches' book "Journey To The End Of The Night" --- "a novel of savage, exultant misanthropy, full of cynical humour and the blackest pessimism in respect of humanity." (from wikipedia)
    mobileinfantryon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the few Blake references I've seen in Jim's lyrics. It's really awesome though. This is such an entrancing piece. "Realms of bliss, realms of light."
    jellyfiskon October 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me represent a particular situation that Jim lived.
    is something like that he wanted to find the "Light", the knoledge, but he was imprisoned in the darkness.
    dea*on November 22, 2007   Link

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