On its surface, the song does indeed seem to be a simple imploration for togetherness, with lines such as "Tell you 'bout the world that we'll invent, wanton world without lament" and the repeated "We could be so good together."
There are two sections, however, that cast serious doubt on the whole idea of a simple song about togetherness. The first one is:Tell you lies
I tell you wicked lies
This sentiment calls into question the entirety of the song. The four "lies" lines are repeated twice, for eight total lines, making up a substantial portion of the lyrics. They can't be written off as insignificant, and they call into the question the rest of the song. Is the togetherness stuff all just a wicked lie?
Then, the final verse says:The time you wait subtracts the joy
Beheads the angels you destroy
Angels fight, angels cry
Angels dance and angels die
Here, in Morrison's trademark fashion, the notions of death and violence are introduced into a seemingly optimistic song. He used the same technique in "Moonlight Drive
," ending an otherwise gorgeous love song with the line, "Baby gonna drown tonight, goin' down, down, down."