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 no surprise,
The end, I'll never look into your eyes again.

Can you picture what we'll 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.

There's danger on the edge of town,
Ride the King's highway, baby.
Weird scenes inside the gold mine,
Ride the highway West.

Ride the snake,
Ride the snake to the lake,
The ancient lake.
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 calling us
The blue bus is calling us
Driver, where're you taking 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 to 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 he came to a door and he looked inside.
"Father?" "Yes, son?"
"I want to kill you. Mother, I want to ..."

Come on, baby, take a chance with us,
Come on, baby, take a chance with us,
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus.

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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    General CommentThis cover of The Doors is clearly about Oedipus complex. Father, I want to kill you. Mother, I want to...you know how it ends.
    Godeyeson September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI disagree, that one part of the song is of course about Oedipus Rex but the rest of the song is simply about dying/death.
    ilovetorunon October 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song might as well have been written by Nico herself, she completely tore a new hole in this song and made it 10000000000 times better. When I listen to this song, I picture myself walking along across the dessert, singing my woes to the man who doesnt listen to me, the man who abandoned me. Its as if shes singing goodbye painfully to a man she doesnt want to let go of. The pain she feels is a deep wallowing emptiness inside of her, she cries and walks alone. Nobody hears her. Finally she collapses on the ground and disintigrates into the dust and flys into the sky.
    Turkishgoldcamson October 19, 2010   Link
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    General Comment**** LOL desert I meant :P
    Turkishgoldcamson October 19, 2010   Link

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