Eco-communities as a social vision

Eco-communities as a social vision
Egalitarian and ecological communities, like the pictured East Wind (www.eastwind.org), are very close to our vision of an ecological society

18 July, 2007

When the music's over - The Doors - 1967


Yeah, c'mon
When the music's over
When the music's over here
When the music's over
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights
Turn out the lights (x2)

For the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end

Cancel my subscription to the resurrection
Send my credentials to the house of detention
I got some friends inside
The face in the mirror won't stop
The girl in the window won't drop
A feast of friends alive she cried
Waiting for me outside

Before I sink into the big sleep
I want to hear
I want to hear
The scream of the butterfly

Come back, baby
Back into my arms
We're getting tired of hangin' around
Waitin' around
With our heads to the ground

I hear a very gentle sound
Very near
Yet very far
Very soft
Yet very clear
Come today
Come today

What have they done to the earth?
What have they done to our fair sister?
Ravaged and plundered
And ripped her
And bit her
Stuck her with knives
In the side of the dawn
And tied her with fences
And dragged her down

I hear a very gentle sound
With your ear down to the ground—
We want the world and we want it,
We want the world and we want it, now
Now? Now!

Persian night! babe
See the light! babe
Save us!
Jesus!
Save us!

So when the music's over
When the music's over, yeah
When the music's over
Turn out the light
Turn out the light

For the music is your special friend
Dance on fire as it intends
Music is your only friend
Until the end
Until the end
Until the end

So when the music's over
When the music's over, yeah
When the music's over
Turn out the light
Turn out the light


a video with this song:



4 comments:

aigaiopelagitis said...

In 2007 it was announced that a charity, Global Cool, focusing on eliminating global warming, was commissioning a song to be made out of a poem Morrison had written, entitled "Woman in the Window". It will be released on Satellite Party's debut album, Ultra Payloaded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morisson

Woman in the Window, a previously unreleased poem written and recorded by The Doors frontman shortly before he died in 1971, has been set to music.

The single will be used to publicise the Global Cool campaign, which is aiming to cut carbon emissions.

The recording, which describes an angel warning humanity about its actions, was released by the Jim Morrison estate.

The song has been produced by Perry Farrell, former singer with grunge band Jane's Addiction.

"Morrison poem backs climate plea" from BBC Online, Wednesday, 31 January 2007.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/6316743.stm

aigaiopelagitis said...

The highlighted lyrics of the song, are perhaps the first explicitly stated protest against the ecological destruction of the earth in a rock song. Who are "they" who "Ravaged and plundered And ripped her And bit her Stuck her with knives In the side of the dawn And tied her with fences And dragged her down" is very clear today as it was then. And "we" that consider Earth as our "sister" may not identify entirely, but at least to a large part, with today's ecologists and environmentalists.

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