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 9 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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  • Nochek


    7 Jan 6:18pm Reply
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    30 Nov 2014 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 2014 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 2014 Reply
  • corpsetastic

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

    26 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Kjetsaa

    Es fantástica, tan liberadora.

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • JokerRamone

    The last song of the year 2013.

    3 Jan 2014 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
  • VektorChange


    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • brutalluis


    17 Jul 2012 Reply
  • kaszyg

    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
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