Saturday, January 1, 2011

The future's uncertain...and the end is always near

Hearing "Roadhouse Blues" by the Doors for the first time at 19 years old expanded my mind and led me toward a deeper understanding of rock music.

Lyrically, "Roadhouse Blues" confronts a tenuous future. Its a nihilistic song contemplating the inevitable "end" that's always at your fingertips. Read it as prophetic regarding Jim Morrison's life or read it as response to your own.

While not advocating waking up to a bottle of beer, I do get the song's sentiment - what difference does it make when confronting an uncertain future?

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