The Doors - The End Lyrics

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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 or surprise, the end
I'll never look into your eyes, again

Can you picture what will 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, yeah
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the King's highway, baby
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway west, baby
Ride the snake, ride the snake
To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
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 callin' us, the blue bus is callin' us
Driver, where you taken 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 into 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
And he came to a door, and he looked inside
Father, yes son, I want to kill you
Mother, I want to, **** you

C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us
C'mon baby, take a chance with us

And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, on a blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, c'mon, yeah
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill
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

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Break On Through (to the Other Side)
  • 2 Soul Kitchen
  • 3 The Crystal Ship
  • 4 Twentieth Century Fox
  • 5 Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)
  • 6 Light My Fire
  • 7 Back Door Man
  • 8 I Looked at You
  • 9 End of the Night
  • 10 Take It as It Comes
  • 11 The End


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Bruce W. Franklin, Eric Wagner, Rick J. Wartell
    album: Track 11 in album The Doors
    release date: 1967-1-4
    popularity : 591 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Non-Music Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
    styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Psychedelic Rock
    length: 11:46
    Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin