End of the Night (3:02)

Cover of The Very Best of the Doors (Bonus Track Version)

From The Very Best of the Doors (Bonus Track Version) and 7 other releases

End of the Night was partly inspired by/is a reference to the French author Louis-Ferdinand Celiné’s Voyage au bout de la nuit (Journey to the end of the night), in which the cynical, misanthropic character Bardamu (a pun on the French ‘Bard’, a professional poet, working for a nobleman), travels trough the horrors of World War I, colonial Africa and post World War I-America.` Also quotes directly from William Blake’s “Auguries of Innocence.”


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Take the highway to the end of the night
End of the night, end of the night
Take a journey to the, bright midnight
End of the night, end of the night

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  • muerto14


    30 Nov 1:37am Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Listening to the debut album ^The Doors" released January 4,1967. Reached #4 on the US Billboard charts and is a muti-platinum album. This song is credited as written by the band Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore.

    7 Sep 11:17am Reply
  • cyclonnl

    This caught my attention because of the William Blake part, mainly because I saw the film Dead Man a while ago. Great film, watch it! P.s. it's got nothing to do with The Doors whatsoever ;)

    3 May 5:35pm Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Thanks zerash but thank jimmy for allowing me the pleasure of describing the atmosphere!

    26 Apr 12:10am Reply
  • Kjetsaa

    Es fantástica, tan liberadora.

    20 Feb 8:16am Reply
  • JokerRamone

    The last song of the year 2013.

    3 Jan 2:43am Reply
  • benx92

    Born to the endless night! great song

    17 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    "Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to the endless night." - William Blake

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Deardeadfriend

    Fucking hell, this is so great.

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Zerashkulina

    @corpsetastic You know, that's an quite an adequate description of the songs atmosphere. Nice way of putting it into words.

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Paints such a bleak landscape but has the presence of mind to take you by the hand through it.

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • TekoScott

    Perfeita pra escutar quando você está andando sózinho pelas ruas de madrugada. perfeita mesmo!

    21 Jan 2013 Reply
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    29 Jul 2012 Reply
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    17 Jul 2012 Reply
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    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • andrewirving

    <333 just one of the best albums ever!

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • zombiegorennoir

    Eeeend of the lineee. <3

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    ethereal...just so surreal!

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • silvasonicsurfa

    ...ahh, the 'warped vinyl' mix....

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Mario_Alfaia

    Imo this song and 'The End' should have been placed together. The moods are similar. 'Take It As It Comes' is not bad at all but this song can take you places and 'The End' could've been a nice new journey from where this one stops.

    22 Feb 2012 Reply
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