The Doors – Five to One – Angry lyrics reflecting the division between the generation in the sixties.

A great angry song

Opher's World


There was a sense of complete breakdown between the counter-culture and the older generation. The anti-war demonstrations provoked huge police brutality and such a tension that there was open, if rather daft, talk of revolution.

The streets were caked with blood and teargas.

Youth wanted to drop out of the nine to five rut of work and live more meaningfully. They saw work as a prostitution.

This song reflects that angst.

“Five To One”

Yeah, c’mon
Love my girl
She lookin’ good
One more

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

The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week
And it may take longer
They got the guns
But we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah
We’re takin’ over
Come on!



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