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beard and loathsome in las vegas

how different might things have been if done over
should for instance the leather-panted lizard king have
forgone that fateful fatal bath (his last) in paris
in the summer of ’71
would he (hale and hearty) instead have begun
a resident party in vegas, baby!
these to be his sequined, white pant-suited
gone-to-pasture years — a dionysian rival
to flabby elvis? although more than likely passing
for another boozeded-up, bloated balladeer wooing
the ma & pa set fresh in from good ole okie
o, it’s just so loathsome at the top!
meanwhile popping uppers by the dozen
to kill the neon-lit whoredom of it all or is it rather
that jim saw this vision soaking in his lukewarm tub
while still yet wet behind his ears
under the watchful eye of his patron angels
— baudelaire and beer — (not yet thirty)
and doing so tragically chose to protect his cult of
youthful glory by orchestrating his own
unsung burial at sea?

IMHO — The Top 5 Song Lyrics of All Time

“Get sick, get well
Hang around an ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin’ to sell”
– Bob Dylan (Subterranean Homesick Blues)

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose”
– Kris Kristofferson/Fred Foster (Me & Bobby McGee)

“Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand…”
– Jimi Hendrix (Voodoo Child)

“Five to one, baby, one in five
No one here gets out alive now
You get yours, baby, I’ll get mine
Gonna make it, baby, if we try”
– Jim Morrison (Five to One)

“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That’s how it goes
Everybody knows”
– Leonard Cohen (Everybody Knows)