As I was looking up Doors lyrics, I stumbled across a blog from which I posted from many times before. Singer Lana Del Rey is a fan of Jim Morrison and was inspired by him to write a song called “Ultraviolence”. Mygloombeauty on tumblr wrote this on her blog with this photo:
“Just rewatched Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolence’ music video which was released two months ago. Took me a little time to give my review but here it is. I left a similar one on YouTube yesturday. Lots of complaining in there about the video being boring but the kids just don’t get it. The symbolism behind this video is really beautiful…I totally understand it. The symbolism of this song, why Lana wrote it, why she made the music video this way is all part of her story of Jim Morrison and Pamela Courson. She is a Morrison fan as most of you should know, she must know the story behind Jim’s relationship with girlfriend Pamela Courson. He whisked Pamela off her feet at 18 years old and pretty much “raised her up”. Jim was a brilliant poet and great singer for The Doors but he was also quite a womanizer and when Jim drank he could be brutally violent. Pamela could have been described as Deadly Nightshade or Poison Ivy for the way she treated men to get back at Jim. Lana’s lyrics describes their relationship perfectly especially this part: “ We could go back to New York, Loving you was really hard, We could go back to Woodstock, Where they don’t know who we are..” Loving Jim Morrison was EXTREMELY hard from everything I read over the years. Read any bio book on him. Then add Jim’s fame with The Doors which made it even harder for their relationship. Something else in this video that grabbed my attention was that Pam begged Jim to marry her. They always got the marriage license and have that ready to go but Jim would buckle up and never go through with it. In the end, they never married. Jim died of a heroin OD at the age of 27 years old. In his last Will he left everything to Pam. This is why Lana appears alone in this video wearing a 60’s style wedding dress. Lana has a very fragile look throughout the whole video. Very little makeup. White. Hair straight and flowing down. Reminiscent of the way Pam looked during the Bronson Caves photos. Like Pam, Lana is alone in the end of the video. She reached the alter and no one is there. Jim died. She’s alone. In real life, Pam died 3 years later of a heroin OD as well. She too was 27 years old. Thank you Lana for putting so much thought and effort into your videos. That’s why I always love her work. I hope her fans could just dig into them a little more then just scratching just the surface.”
Lanapedia wrote this:
“J is mentioned in “Ultraviolence” as Jim, however, this may not actually be referencing a love interest of Del Rey’s. “Jim” may be referring to Jim Morrison – a long-time inspiration of Del Rey’s – and his love interest Pamela Courson. It has been noted that it is possible Morrison had violent tendancies towards Courson despite the fact that they stayed together until Morrison died. It also could be noted that the lyrics mention Woodstock – a music festival which was before Del Rey’s time, however, during Morrison’s (Morrison’s band, “The Doors“, was scheduled to play at Woodstock). The music video of “Ultraviolence” also depicts Del Rey as a lone bride with no groom. Over the years they were together, Morrison and Courson had always planned to get married, however, they never did. It was suggested that Courson was intent on marrying Morrison although Morrison wasn’t interested.”
Very interesting stuff!