Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 13, 2011 8:57:53 GMT
The only section of COTL to make it to The Doors 3rd LP. NTTTE is the rather heavy section of the whole piece and makes the transition rather well as a stand alone number.
Another example of Jim Morrison's depth of knowledge the song title itself comes from the book 'The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion' written by Scottish anthropologist James George Frazer. Morrison read widely about mythology and this is not the first example of him using literature in his songs.
In the books 60th chapter, "Between Heaven and Earth", are subchapters with subchapter 1, "Not to Touch the Earth", and subchapter 2, "Not to See the Sun".
The song itself whilst full of imagery is not concerned with that book. Morrison just used it as a smart way to start this section of COTL.
His most famous and ironic pronouncement appears here. I am the lizard king, I can do anything
Something that would come back to haunt him and define him for the 40 years after his death. A man who read about Gods and Shamans but never considered himself either would be elevated into the realms of Myth by those nearest to him and tainted with things he looked upon as ironies rather than statements of intent. As he himself stated it was all meant to be ironic. He did not mean it to be taken as reality. Unfortunately some people saw it as a way to make a buck and The Lizard King he had tried to Destroy in Miami would haunt him long after he was no more. That itself was the biggest Irony of all.
## In Ray's utterly lamentable foray into the world of cinema 'Love Her Madly' the bar in which some of the 'action' takes place is called The Golden Bough.