In the Gods and Monsters song by Lana Del Ray “No one’s gonna take my soul away”, there is the line:

I'm living like Jim Morrison

What does this line mean?

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    This is not a question about English, it's a question about rock and roll. Aug 31, 2014 at 18:21
  • I found that there are similar questions present on this site which have been answered
    – shrey
    Aug 31, 2014 at 18:22
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about English. Aug 31, 2014 at 18:27
  • Any examples of these questions that have been answered?
    – Tim
    Aug 31, 2014 at 19:17
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    It's a fair point you're making about "I sing the body electric" question being on topic and yours not. Both songs talk about things which I would consider to be in the realm of general knowledge (but I am nearly 50—eek!) and even if they weren't, how difficult is it to Google "Body electric" or "Jim Morrison"? You ought to show some effort of research, explain what you do understand, your guess work, and then say why the answer eludes you. It's then easier for users to explain where your confusion lies. A question formed like this is trite, shallow, and lazy.
    – Mari-Lou A
    Aug 31, 2014 at 20:43

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Jim Morrison was the lead singer for The Doors and lived a infamously fast lifestyle. Jim Morrision died from a heroin overdose.

Since Lana is living like Jim Morrison it means that she is living life at an extremely fast pace, with no remorse for the consequences of her actions.
-- genius.com

  • what does take my soul away refer to
    – shrey
    Aug 31, 2014 at 20:27
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    Did you even click the link? Literally, the line above that. Click it and it says.
    – Tim
    Aug 31, 2014 at 20:28
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    Jim Morrison is also the name of an infielder who played for the Phillies, White Sox, Pirates, Tigers, and Braves over the course of a twelve-year major league career between 1977 and 1988 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Morrison_%28baseball%29). That Jim Morrison is currently manager of the Charlotte Stone Crabs in the Class A Florida State League. Maybe Lana Del Ray is living like the manager of a Class A minor league baseball team in Port Charlotte, Florida. That would be pretty intense.
    – Sven Yargs
    Sep 1, 2014 at 6:40
  • @Sven It would... All the umm bats and baseballs... ;-)
    – Tim
    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:45
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    "You CANNOT petition the manager with prayer!"
    – Sven Yargs
    Sep 1, 2014 at 7:53

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