*3.02-END OF THE NIGHT (Doors)




Take the highway to the end of the night.
(End of the night 2x)
Take a journey to the bright midnight.
(End of the night 2x)

         Realms of bliss, realms of light
         Some are born to sweet delight. (2x)
         Some are born to the endless night.

End of the night (4x)


         [Repeat B section]

End of the night (4x)

End of the Night was the flip side of The Doors' original single, Break on Through. Both songs urge the listener to take a trip to the other side. But Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger change roles: in End of the Night Ray's organ playing is spooky and moody in the background, while Krieger is up front with some warped and bent slide guitar work sounding like no one else, providing yet another dimension to the unique Doors sound.

The lines Some are borne to sweet delight / Some are borne to the endless night are taken from the poem Auguries Of Innocence by William Blake, which consists of a series of wisdom quatrains, some of which have become part of the English Romantic literary tradition. Morrison’s lyric agrees with Blake's tone of mercy for creatures of darkness but he further seems to invite the listener to join him in the darkness, urging his audience to take a trip into the bright midnight, where the clubs are lit up on the edge of town.