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 of the people could claim to inspect such regret
Well, we'd have no forgiveness, forgetfulness, 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


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Whiskey, Mystics and Men [Version 2] Lyrics as written by John Paul Densmore Jim Morrison

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    for 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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    I love this song!

    HippieFlowerChild67on December 28, 2004   Link
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    this 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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