Song Lyric Sunday: Break – ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)’

Helen’s theme for this week is ‘Break’. My immediate thought was the Beach Boys’ ‘Break Away’, but that was immediately superseded by this.

Earlier this year, The Doors released an album and film of their performance at The Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970. I was there and this is one of my most vivid memories. I was no more than fifty feet from the stage for this. Damn, they were good.

You know the day destroys the night
Night divides the day
Tried to run
Tried to hide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side, yeah

We chased our pleasures here
Dug our treasures there
But can you still recall
The time we cried
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side

Everybody loves my baby
Everybody loves my baby
She get(s high)
She get(s high)
She get(s high)
She get(s high)

I found an island in your arms
Country in your eyes
Arms that chained us
Eyes that lied
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through, oww!
Oh, yeah!

Made the scene
Week to week
Day to day
Hour to hour
The gate is straight
Deep and wide
Break on through to the other side
Break on through to the other side
Break on through
Break on through

Written by Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison

Song Lyric Sunday 15 July 2018

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7 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Break – ‘Break On Through (To The Other Side)’

  1. Sweet! I could watch over and over again just to look at Jim Morrison. ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course Manzarek on the keyboard is sweet too.

  2. OOOOO. You were there now, weren’t you! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ All my life I’ve had this nagging feeling that I was born too late. And so between 26 and 31 August 1970 I was busy being three months old instead. ๐Ÿ™‚ I used to collect everything The Doors recorded (and knew everything by heart) but never heard this version before. Thank you!

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