A profanity laden version of the Greek myth of Oedipus was added on song "The End" by Jim Morrison (1943-1971) of The Doors. The epic song was released by the American rock band in January 1967 on their self-titled debut album "The Doors".

Lead singer Morrison initially wrote the lyrics about his break up with his girlfriend Mary Werbelow. It however evolved through months of performances at the Whisky a Go Go Club into a much longer song. A nearly 12-minute version was recorded for the band's album.

When interviewed by Lizzie James ("CREEM Magazine"), Morrison pointed out that the meaning of the lyrics for "The End" is to focus on death, although the song also deals with his parents. It contains Oedipal themes of loving the mother and killing the father. He did not take himself seriously and didn’t realize that people might take his lyrics very seriously. Morrison was astutely vague in interviews and noted that the meaning "could be almost anything you want it to be", especially after explaining all or most of the themes in the song.

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