The Doors - L.A. Woman

The Doors

L.A. Woman

1971

1: The Changeling
2: Love Her Madly
3: Been Down So Long
4: Cars Hiss By My Window
5: L.A. Woman
6: L'America
7: Hyacinth House
8: Crawling King Snake
9: The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)
10: Riders On The Storm
11: The Celebration Of The Lizard

 

1: The Changeling

Uh! Uha! Gedu! I live uptown I live downtown I live all around I had money, and I had none I had money, and I had none But I never been so broke That I couldn't leave town I'm a Changeling See me change I'm a Changelin' See me change I'm the air you breath Food you eat Friends your greet In the sullen street, wow See me change See me change, you I live uptown I live downtown I live all around I had money, yeah, and I had none I had money, yeah, and I had none But I never been so broke That I couldn't leave town Well, I'm the air you breath Food you eat Friends your greet In the sullen street, wow Ew ma! Uh, ah! You gotta see me change See me change Yeah, I'm leavin' town On a midnight train Gotta see me change Change, change, change Change, change, change Change, change, change Change, change, change Woa, change, change, change

2: Love Her Madly

Don't ya love her madly Don't ya need her badly Don't ya love her ways Tell me what you say Don't ya love her madly Wanna be her daddy Don't ya love her face Don't ya love her as she's walkin' out the door Like she did one thousand times before Don't ya love her ways Tell me what you say Don't ya love her as she's walkin' out the door All your love All your love All your love All your love All your love is gone So sing a lonely song Of a deep blue dream Seven horses seem to be on the mark Yeah, don't you love her Don't you love her as she's walkin' out the door All your love All your love All your love Yeah, all your love is gone So sing a lonely song Of a deep blue dream Seven horses seem to be on the mark Well, don't ya love her madly Don't ya love her madly Don't ya love her madly

3: Been Down So Long

Well, I've been down so Goddamn long That it looks like up to me Well, I've been down so very damn long That it looks like up to me Yeah, why don't one you people C'mon and set me free I said, warden, warden, warden Won't you break your lock and key I said, warden, warden, warden Won't ya break your lock and key Yeah, come along here, mister C'mon and let the poor boy be Baby, baby, baby Won't you get down on your knees Baby, baby, baby Won't you get down on your knees C'mon little darlin' C'mon and give your love to me, oh yeah Well, I've been down so Goddamn long That it looks like up to me Well, I've been down so very damn long That it looks like up to me Yeah, why don't one you people C'mon, c'mon, c'mon and set me free

4: Cars Hiss By My Window

The cars hiss by my window Like the waves down on the beach The cars hiss by my window Like the waves down on the beach I got this girl beside me But she's out of reach Headlight through my window Shinin' on the wall Headlight through my window Shinin' on the wall Can't hear my baby Though I called and called Yeah, right Woo! Windows started tremblin' With a sonic boom Windows started tremblin' With a sonic boom, boom A cold girl'll kill you In a darkened room Yeah, woo Ride Ride on Weooooo! Wawa, eooo! Oooo, owa, owaaa! Wa, waaaaea! Ooo, wa, wa, wa, wa, waa! Uh-huh

5: L.A. Woman

Well, I just got into town about an hour ago Took a look around, see which way the wind blow Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light Or just another lost angel...City of Night City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woo, c'mon L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon Drive thru your suburbs Into your blues, into your blues, yeah Into your blue-blue Blues Into your blues, ohh, yeah I see your hair is burnin' Hills are filled with fire If they say I never loved you You know they are a liar Drivin' down your freeways Midnite alleys roam Cops in cars, the topless bars Never saw a woman... So alone, so alone So alone, so alone Motel Money Murder Madness Let's change the mood from glad to sadness Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' Got to keep on risin' Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin' Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin' Risin', risin' Gone risin', risin' I'm gone risin', risin' I gotta risin', risin' Well, risin', risin' I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin' Woah, ohh yeah Well, I just got into town about an hour ago Took a look around, see which way the wind blow Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows Are you a lucky little lady in The City of Light Or just another lost angel...City of Night City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woah, c'mon L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman L.A. Woman, your my woman Little L.A. Woman, Little L.A. Woman L.A. L.A. Woman Woman L.A. Woman c'mon

6: L'America

Yeeeaahh I took a trip down to L'America To trade some beads for a pint of gold I took a trip down to L'America To trade some beads for a pint of gold L'America, L'America, L'America L'America, L'America, L'America C'mon people, don't ya look so down You know the rain man's comin' ta town Change the weather, change your luck And then he'll teach ya how ta...find yourself L'America Friendly strangers came to town All the people put them down But, the women loved their ways Come again some other day Like the gentle rain Like the gentle rain that falls I took a trip down to L'America To trade some beads for a pint of gold I took a trip down to L'America To trade some beads for a pint of gold L'America, L'America, L'America L'America, L'America, L'America L'America

7: Hyacinth House

What are they doing in the Hyacinth House? What are they doing in the Hyacinth House? To please the lions in this day I need a brand new friend who doesn't bother me I need a brand new friend who doesn't trouble me I need someone and who doesn't need me I see the bathroom is clear I think that somebody's near I'm sure that someone is following me, oh yeah Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts away? Why did you throw the Jack of Hearts away? It was the only card in the deck that I had left to play And I'll say it again, I need a brand new friend And I'll say it again, I need a brand new friend And I'll say it again, I need a brand new friend, the end

8: Crawling King Snake

Well, I'm the Crawlin' King Snake And I rule my den I'm the Crawlin' King Snake And I rule my den Yeah, don't mess 'round with my mate Gonna use her for myself Caught me crawlin', baby, window Grass is very high Keep on crawlin' till the day I die Crawlin' King Snake And I rule my den You better give me what I want Gonna crawl no more Caught me crawlin', baby Crawlin' 'round your door Seein' everything I want I'm gonna crawl on your floor Let's crawl And I rule my den C'mon, give me what I want Ain't gonna crawl no more Alright, crawl a while C'mon crawl C'mon crawl Get on out there on your hands and knees, baby Crawl all over me Just like the spider on the wall Ooo, we gonn' crawl, one more Well, I'm the Crawlin' King Snake And I rule my den Call me the Crawlin' King Snake And I rule my den Yeah, don't mess 'round with my mate Gonna use her for myself

9: The Wasp (Texas Radio And The Big Beat)

I wanna tell you 'bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat Comes out of the Virginia swamps Cool and slow with plenty of precision With a back beat narrow and hard to master Some call it heavenly in it's brilliance Others, mean and ruthful of the Western dream I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping This is the land where the Pharaoh died The Negroes in the forest brightly feathered They are saying, "Forget the night. Live with us in forests of azure. Out here on the perimeter there are no stars Out here we is stoned - immaculate." Listen to this, and I'll tell you 'bout the heartache I'll tell you 'bout the heartache and the lose of God I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night The meager food for souls forgot I'll tell you 'bout the maiden with raw iron soul I'll tell you this No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn I'll tell you 'bout Texas Radio and the Big Beat Soft drivin', slow and mad, like some new language Now, listen to this, and I'll tell you 'bout the Texas I'll tell you 'bout the Texas Radio I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night Wandering the Western dream Tell you 'bout the maiden with raw iron soul

10: Riders On The Storm

Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Into this house we're born Into this world we're thrown Like a dog without a bone An actor out alone Riders on the storm There's a killer on the road His brain is squirmin' like a toad Take a long holiday Let your children play If ya give this man a ride Sweet memory will die Killer on the road, yeah Girl ya gotta love your man Girl ya gotta love your man Take him by the hand Make him understand The world on you depends Our life will never end Gotta love your man, yeah Wow! Riders on the storm iders on the storm Into this house we're born Into this world we're thrown Like a dog without a bone An actor out alone Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm Riders on the storm

11: The Celebration Of The Lizard

Lions in the street and roaming Dogs in heat, rabid, foaming A beast caged in the heart of a city The body of his mother Rotting in the summer ground He fled the town He went down South and crossed the border Left the chaos and disorder Back there over his shoulder One morning he awoke in a green hotel With a strange creature groaning beside him Sweat oozed from its shiny skin Is everybody in? The ceremony is about to begin Wake up! You can't remember where it was Had this dream stopped? The snake was pale gold Glazed and shrunken We were afraid to touch it The sheets were hot dead prisons Now, run to the mirror in the bathroom Look! I can't live thru each slow century of her moving I let my cheek slide down The cool smooth tile Feel the good cold stinging blood The smooth hissing snakes of rain . . . Once I had, a little game I liked to crawl back into my brain I think you know the game I mean I mean the game called 'go insane' Now you should try this little game Just close your eyes forget your name Forget the world forget the people And we'll erect a different steeple This little game is fun to do Just close your eyes no way to lose And I'm right there I'm going too Release control we're breaking thru Way back deep into the brain Back where there's never any pain And the rain falls gently on the town And in the labyrinth of streams Beneath, the quiet unearthly presence of Nervous hill dwellers in the gentle hills around Reptiles abounding Fossils, caves, cool air heights Each house repeats a mold Windows rolled Beast car locked in against morning All now sleeping Rugs silent, mirrors vacant Dust blind under the beds of lawful couples Wound in sheets And daughters, smug With semen eyes in their nipples Wait There's been a slaughter here (Don't stop to speak or look around Your gloves and fan are on the ground We're getting out of town We're going on the run And you're the one I want to come) Not to touch the earth Not to see the sun Nothing left to do, but Run, run, run Let's run House upon the hill Moon is lying still Shadows of the trees Witnessing the wild breeze C'mon baby run with me Let's run Run with me Run with me Run with me Let's run The mansion is warm, at the top of the hill Rich are the rooms and the comforts there Red are the arms of luxuriant chairs And you won't know a thing till you get inside Dead president's corpse in the driver's car The engine runs on glue and tar C'mon along, we're not going very far To the East to meet the Czar Some outlaws lived by the side of the lake The minister's daughter's in love with the snake Who lives in a well by the side of the road Wake up, girl! We're almost home Sun, sun, sun Burn, burn, burn Soon, soon, soon Moon, moon, moon I will get you Soon! Soon! Soon! Let the carnival bells ring Let the serpent sing Let everything We came down The rivers and highways We came down from Forests and falls We came down from Carson and Springfield We came down from Phoenix enthralled And I can tell you The names of the Kingdom I can tell you The things that you know Listening for a fistful of silence Climbing valleys into the shade 'I am the Lizard King I can do anything I can make the earth stop in its tracks I made the blue cars go away For seven years I dwelt In the loose palace of exile Playing strange games With the girls of the island Now I have come again To the land of the fair, and the strong, and the wise Brothers and sisters of the pale forest O Children of Night Who among you will run with the hunt? Now Night arrives with her purple legion Retire now to your tents and to your dreams Tomorrow we enter the town of my birth I want to be ready'