Mother, I want to f--k you! I will go into more depth with this later; there is a similar lyric that will help explain this one. Jim says take your own journey, a path to the unknown, and screw society's conventional mores. Silence in the Temple of Horror Much more could be said about sound in Apocalypse Now , particularly the music on the soundtrack used to define different characters and different scenes. The Doors had recently signed a record deal and they had established a large following, so getting fired from the Whisky was not a crushing blow. Jim Morrison is cool and everything dont get me wrong, but in No way was he a genius? Thankfully, they escaped adolescence without self mutilation, depression, or apathy but with a deep love of the lakes and streams of Texas, and life itself.
It was then as a mother, I paid close attention to my children's music and it's effect on them. The Doors created incredible music and just because they did drugs and were promiscuous is no reason for us to devalue the amazing art that they created and performed. Let him have his artistic licenses, it fitted with the times. The Doors developed this song during live performances at the Whisky a Go Go, a Los Angeles club where they were the house band in 1966. It would be great if I could thank Jim now for his urgent, vigorous philosophical performances that forced early self reflection and research into my own human experience. Everytime I listen to it, it brings all these images and emotions from nowhere. You know Acid and Peyote are the source for most or all of those lines.
The snake is long… seven miles… That can not be any real snake. Jim was a crazy guy I think this is a little out of context with the song. I think The doors wrote their songs with the intention to make people think. Breaking through to another culture. Moonlight Drive - New Stereo Mix Advanced Resolution21. So the journey to the home of man was fraught with the possibility of death. The words and music closely collaborate together to create suggestion, seduction, emotion, imagination, dream.
Though non-narrative, this wonderful, exciting instrumental is the equivalent of a crisis+climax, reaching a maximum of tension. Too much of the lyrics are cut off in the movie, but the repeated f-bombs mirror Captain Willard as he drunkenly does his tai-chi, so despondent he breaks a mirror with his fist. Two takes were done and it has been held that the second take is the one that was issued. And Jim says: Oh come on guys. Coppola used music to anchor the film to its specific social context. Ride the snake, ride the snake Just before, the ride probably designated a car trip. It reveals to us what Willard is thinking, in all it surreal contours.
He took acid and saw things that people didnt usually see, which made a picture in his mind basically and he wrote words to it. Because, actually, who said that the rules of storytelling had to be applied always a standard way? The absolute freedom is the other side of the coin with absolute isolation. What was meant to be a patriotic reminder that America still cares about them turns into a sad reality check. I have always thought the song was about a drug trip or trips or a life of drugs. Eventually, these men let go and fall into the river.
But then again he did do alot of Opium. This idea is described lightly in 'No One Gets Out of Here Alive'. I get that its a deep song mate. Video Lyrics analysis and meaning The song, which lasts 11:41, starts on a quiet, inspired, haunted instrumental made of drum rolls and lonely guitar that sets up a mystic atmosphere. He'd see a 7 mile long snake with pale gold skin.
Another possible intellectual source for this beautiful image is the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. I agree that the second part is about Oedipus, but the first part sounds like a marine talking to a severely wounded fellow marine in the deep jungles of Vietnam. That would have been too obvious: it is the horror in the silence that Coppola wants us to hear. There was serious issues with him and the father,and don't think he was close to anyone else in his familly. He was a prankster, and hated sheep. . It takes us inside the boozy head of Willard in the hotel room.
. The song was later recorded for the Doors tribute album. I new a lot of peopel back in his time that were getting totalty turned of by him and his horrible performance on stage. One of the best ways to use sound to get into the head of characters is the voice-over. A rather disgusting habit by Jim's professions and I can't agree more. You must let go completely of all you thoughts and conceptions and go with it. Now I am older it still comes across as fresh but definitely the thoughts of a young man trying to be worldly and show his intelligence and concepts of autobiography.