The End Is The Beginning Is The End

Album: Batman And Robin Soundtrack (1997)
Charted: 10
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  • This was recorded for the Batman And Robin soundtrack and released as a single in 1997. On the single, a different take called "The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning" was put on (as well as on the soundtrack), along with two instrumentals with names referring to the original song.
  • This won the Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1998. The previous year, they won the same award for "Bullet With Butterfly Wings."
  • The drummer seen in the video was borrowed from the group Filter after Jimmy Chamberlain was kicked out of the group after being arrested for drug possession charges. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    James - Dartmouth, Canada
  • The second version of this song is on featured on The Watchman trailer, which helped the song gain some popularity. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Jacob - Rocky Mount, NC
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Comments: 9

  • Devin from Hampton, NjI agree with Mohammed. Or I think it's at least about how the world has gone to hell and pretty soon there won't be anything left because the world (or the world leaders) will destroy itself (with or without nuclear war).
  • Axel from Salmon Arm, BcI'm not sure about the Batman and Robin version, but when I listen to the Watchmen version and think about what the story is about, I think that song is about someone who finds it hard to save the world when the world keeps putting itself in trouble.

    AKA, there always seems to pop up more and more villains and despite the view people might have about Superheros, they are Flesh and Blood and have feelings just like the rest of the world.
  • Mohammed from London, United KingdomI think the Watchmen version talks about nuclear war. You can tell by the lyrics

    "For now we stand alone
    The world is lost and blown
    And we are flesh and blood disintegrate
    With no more to hate"


    "Is it bright where you are
    Have the people changed
    Does it make you happy you're so strange
    And in your darkest hour
    I hold secrets flame
    We can watch the world devoured in it's pain"
  • Liam from Blairstown, NjIt's not in the watchmen trailer. The watchmen trailer song is "The beginning is the End is the Beginning", which is slower.
  • Alex from Austin, TxThis song is used in the new Watchmen trailer
  • Aaron from Des Moines, IaBilly Corgan said of the song,

    " I found myself going, 'I can't write a song about Batman, I'm in an alternative band.' And I thought, this is stupid, if I can write a song about Batman and it serves the purpose, which is to make it happen and connect with the movie, and connect with something that is unique and original, then, why not? For me, it was a great kind of artistic thing to do because it was very freeing. I wasn't talking about myself or trying to represent the Smashing Pumpkins. I was trying to represent Batman.[1] "
  • Charles from Diamond Bar, Cawell if you listen to it and imagine the town is singing it to batman and sometimes robin then to me the several meanings become clear
  • Fremont from Concord, NhI'm guessing that it's about Batman And Robin... considering what soundtrack it's on.
  • Michael from Sydney, Australiadoes anyone know what this song is about
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