Originally posted by Seitse
I must say that there are very specific moments in some of
The Doors' songs in which I feel that the world will come down
because I've witnessed pure beauty, e.g. the first change of
syllable at the start of The End, to name one.
However, the more I read Jim Morrison's lyrics, the more I... ok,
let's be honest: unless you have a secret gay attraction ...[text shortened]... ic rings
in my ear as no more than a novelty act, to be honest.
What are your thoughts?
I utterly guarantee that I could go through your music collection and find a plethera of badly written, nonsensical or plain dull lyrics.
To me, the Doors were a tiem at college when I had not a care in the world. My housemates and I watched the film, we smoked a lot of dope, we dropped acid, we drove to abandoned houses in the countryside and sat in fields of head high grass, we ran like braves through the forests, we played music together. I don't care whether they were a cultural icon, or how hot Jim was, I care that their songs meant something to me for an inexplicable period of joy. Because of this I can listen to all their music and adore it.
Except maybe 'Light My Fire', which I've heard too many times and has grown stale through over playing on commercial media.