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Riders On The Storm

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The Doors



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This was the last song Jim Morrison recorded. He went to France and died a few weeks later. The single was released in June, 1971, shortly before Morrison's death.
The song can be seen as an autobiographical account of Morrison's life: he considered himself a "Rider on the storm." The "killer on the road" is a reference to a screenplay he wrote called The Hitchhiker (An American Pastoral), where Morrison was going to play the part of a hitchhiker who goes on a murder spree. The lyrics, "Girl you gotta love your man" can be seen as a desperate plea to his long time girlfriend Pamela. (thanks, keith - boston, MA)
As it says in Jim Morrison: Life, Death, Legend by Stephen Davis, in 1962, while Jim was attending Florida State University in Tallahassee, he was seeing a girl named Mary Werbelow who lived in Clearwater, 280 miles away. Jim would oftentimes hitchhike to see her. "Those solitary journeys on hot and dusty Florida two-lane blacktop roads, with his thumb out and his imagination on fire with lust and poetry and Nietzsche and God knows what else - taking chances on redneck truckers, fugitive homos, and predatory cruisers - left an indelible psychic scar on Jimmy, whose notebooks began to obsessively feature scrawls and drawings of a lone hitchhiker, an existential traveler, faceless and dangerous, a drifting stranger with violent fantasies, a mystery tramp: the killer on the road." (thanks, Angela - Chesterton, IN)
This evolved out of a jam session when the band was messing around with "Ghost Riders In The Sky," a cowboy song by Stan Jones. It was Jim Morrison's idea to alter the title to "Riders On The Storm."
The Doors brought in bass players Marc Benno and Jerry Scheff to play on the album. Scheff came up with the distinctive bass line after Manzarek played him what he had in mind on his keyboard. It took a while to figure out, since it was much harder to play on a bass than a keyboard.
Ray Manzarek used the electric piano to create the effect of rain.
This was the last song on the last Doors album with Morrison. Fittingly, it ends with the storm fading slowly to silence. The remaining Doors released 2 more albums without Morrison before breaking up in 1972. In 2002, Kreiger and Manzarek reunited as "The Doors Of The 21st Century." Densmore, who says he wasn't invited to join them, went to court and eventually got a ruling preventing the group from using The Doors in its name, so they changed their name to "Riders On The Storm" after this song. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
If you listen closely, you can hear Jim Morrison whispering the lyrics over his own singing, which causes a kind of creepy effect.

This was Morrison's final contribution as a rock star. Ray Manzarek told Uncut magazine September 2011: "There's a whisper voice on 'Riders on the Storm,' if you listen closely, a whispered overdub that Jim adds beneath his vocal. That's the last thing he ever did. An ephemeral, whispered overdub." (thanks, Mark - West Bountiful, UT)
Paul Rothchild, who produced The Doors' first five albums, decided not to work on this because he didn't like the songs. He thought this sounded like "cocktail music." The Doors ended up producing it themselves with the help of their engineer, Bruce Botnick.
The single was shortened for radio play. Some of the piano solo was cut out.
In year 2000, the surviving members of the Doors taped a VH1 Storytellers episode with guest vocalists filling in for Morrison. Scott Stapp from Creed sang on this track.
Creed contributed a version of this to the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate. Creed also performed it with Doors guitarist Robby Krieger at Woodstock '99. Krieger sat in on Creed's "What's This Life For?" during the set.
Doors drummer John Densmore wrote a book called Riders On The Storm about his life with Jim Morrison and The Doors. (thanks, Ted - Poway, CA)
Eric Red, the screenwriter of the 1986 film The Hitcher, has said that his screenplay was inspired by this song. He said in an interview with DVD Active: "I thought the elements of the song - a killer on the road in a storm plus the cinematic feel of the music - would make an terrific opening for a film. I started with that scene and went from there." (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England)
When the 71-year-old Ray Manzarak was asked by the Somerville Journal in March 2010 if he turns up or turns off Doors music when he hears it on the radio, Manzarek said, "Oh, God, turn it up! Are you kidding? Living up in northern alifornia, it rains a lot, so they play the heck out of 'Riders on the Storm.' And when that comes on, I crank that sucker, man." (thanks, DeeTheWriter - Saint Petersburg, Russia Federation)
When he recorded this song, Jim Morrison had already decided that he was going to leave the band and go to Paris, where he would die. Some of the lyrics in this song ("girl, you gotta love your man...") relate to his love for his girlfriend Pam Courson, who went with him to France.
At the end of this song, there are sound effects of thunder, and the faint voice of Jim Morrison whispering, "riders on the storm." This was envisioned as his spirit whispering from the beyond.
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Comments (98):

Man, the song just sounds great on my Samsung Note2 with virtual 7.1 channel effect on. I just downloaded 2cd set of Best of Doors which I heard 13 yrs back in college a few times, old marryjane days... ah to be young and listening to Doors, Guns and Roses,Aerosmith, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam and other legends.
- MITVINDER, mohali (india), India
Was Jimmy on an acid trip when he wrote this? it sounds like it.
- Anna, New Oxford, PA
Alan: I don't think the Bronson movie "Rider on the Rain" had any relation to this song, nor was it played in the movie.
- Jim, Pleasant Hill, CA
Would this be the same Mary Werbelow now living in the Los Angeles area, age 67?
- sandy, Enterprise, FL
If you listen very carefully with the volume in your headphones as loud as it can go, toward the end of the song (over the last few "Riders on the storm"s if that makes sense) you can hear Jim gleefully screaming and whooping in the background "NOW LET'S RIDE! WHOO!" These were brought to the forefront in the terrible remix with Snoop Dogg.
- David, Woburn, MA
The verse "His brain was swirling like a toad, Take a long holiday...." then "If you give this man a ride, sweet memory will die" to me is how Morrison tells that as he passed the dead indian, he welcomed the essence of his soul into himself, even though it doesn't admit that the soul would have entered even if he hadn't given permission.
- Helvira, Sherman, TX
The Killer on the Road which will cause the sweet memory to die refers to the effect Dean Morriarty had on JM as a youth and how it set out a new path for his life to take, like a virus he contracted which led him also to become a rider on the storm. It is part of a disenchantment in his philosophies in his last years which found expression in distorted earlier metaphors. That indian soul when he was4 he portrayed as a hitchhiker, but then the hitchhiker metaphor became an agent of corruption. "where friends do lie and drift insanely in their own private gardens" "Tell them you came & saw" ...and conquered
- Torsten, Hobart, Australia
Does anybody know how the rain sound effect was created on the Rhodes? I'd like to do it myself, but have no idea how.
- Julian, Berlin, Germany
I've always loved this song. It does give me the shivers sometimes though. I get the same eerie feeling from the Pixies "Where is my Mind" I don't know any songs that give me the same feeling. Let me know if you do?
- Michael, Winnipeg, MB
From wikipedia.com - According to Robby Krieger, "{Ghost} Riders in the Sky" inspired the classic Doors song "Riders on the Storm."[citation needed] The Doors also covered Ghost Riders in the Sky.
- Barry, Sauquoit, NY
I had no idea that this was the last song Morrison recorded before he died. Mystery solved. He killed himself in shame after writing(?) one of the lamest, go nowhere songs ever. He really was a hack you know.
- Claude, Kingston, MA
love this song, love the doors, love all there music.love the sounds love the voice.
- sara, kenosha, United Kingdom
If you like orchestra and the doors this website is for you. This has no lyrics just instruments.
http://www.amazon.com/Riders-Storm-Doors-Concerto/dp/B00004YMTH
- Reese, Some Were In Texas, TX
From the movie, Of Fear and Loathing, I heard Johnny Depp say "We are all riders on the storm." I just recalled it today, and have not watched the movie quite well, but, I think, the storm is life, and obviously, we are the riders. And there is always something out there to get us. Problems, illnesses, humilations, debts, addiction, and all other s--t. To overcome these adversities, we are the only ones who can help ourselves. It is all about how we deal with things.
- Voltron, Makati, Philippines
I love the whispering
- Denzell, Maple Grove, MN
Hey, doesn't anybody thinks that the rhythm of the drums on this song reminds of horses walking?
- Eduardo, Recife, Brazil
I love that quote, Adam- "Truth exists beyond comprehension". Precisely. Who is this Emily he's talking about?
- chloe, St. Louis, MO
Rodney, Montreal------------Truth exists beyond comprehension.
- Adam, Los Angeles, CA
this is the greatest song by the greatest band ever "the doors" rock
- arturo, dallas, TX
Alan, Townsville, Australia,
The movie you mention really had nothing to do with this song, but you are talking about "Rider on the Rain."
hth
- oldpink, New Castle, IN
When I first saw "The Hitcher," I immediately made the connection to this Doors masterpiece.
Fantastic atmosphere, love Morrison's double-tracked whisper vocals, and the lyrics are jarring to put it mildly.
"There's a killer on the road/His brain is squirming like a toad."
Killer on the road, an a killer song.
- oldpink, New Castle, IN
On of the greatest song and music of the past century in this sort of fashion music.It is strange,this mix beetween pop and jazz.
I am not nostalgic of that; I only love it.

Good night so long, Gérard

Sorry for my english language
- Gérard, PARIS, France
This song always reminds me of a dark, cold, stormy night at Halloween! I just love the "darkness" of this song!
- Stormy, Kokomo, IN
quite possibly one of the most genious songs of all time
- Timmy, Mukilteo, WA
Thanx to John Mansfield T-rex for the seminole and toad explanation; Thanx so much to Justin Shirley New Why for the summerian legend of the lizard god, now i know why i've been feeling so connected to Jim recently; Bobodobo Des Anges Californiens, Rodney Tavares, i agree with you, and the fact that he plurals the riders is, imho, an encouragement to awake to the fact that many of us are potential gods who don't really need to be "riding on the storm" and can wake up any time.
ugh i love how Jim's voice just rolls along in this song it's so pure!hte whispery screaming at the end always gives me shivers, goodness me he was lovely
- nady, adelaide, Australia
I Often Wondered What Jimmy Was On When he Wrote The Line
"There's A Killer
On the road,
His Brain Is
Squirmin'Like A Toad"!!
Granted,Jimmy Was From Florida and The Seminole Tribes Supposedly Licked The Skin Of A Certain Species of Toad Because Their Skin Secreted A Substance That Caused Hallougenic Visions!!
FYI:Dave Barry Wrote A Very Funny Column A Few Years Back About That Species of Toad!!
He Also said"You Can't Spell florida Without'Duh'!!".
- John, Mansfield, TX
I agree with Katie from Maryland. Except for the weed part. Magic mushrooms are much better. LOL
- Lance, Malibu, CA
Rodney Tavares, Montreal, Canada Thats pretty much how i feel about this song. Theres something very existential about the words... like 'into this world we're thrown' and especially 'the world on you depends' (could be a take on the belief that we create the essence of our existence and are the consequence of our own actions) maybe thats in relation to the 2nd part i duno. Make from it what you will. Such a pure song.
- vicky, belfast, United Kingdom
"killer on the road.....his brain is squirming like a toad"------that line always summed up the crazy killer type, like Manson, for me.I always thought this line was one of the coolest ever...so much said in just a few words.
- Mark, byrdstown, TN
i want to talk to randy.....his paragraph is amazing..i feel the same way..jim morrison is a poet... his song writing so deep
- heather, st.louis, IL
it was snoop dogg, and it was for the need for speed underground 2
- avi, PT, Israel
Xzibit(or some anoying rapper) did a cover of this song..
Grr...

Also this song lasts 7:16 minutes
- Jonny, Lincoln, England
WHO IS THIS EMILY THAT HE SPEAKS OF?
- Mike, West Bend, WI
Me and my gf always put this on late at night,so relaxing and calming,very atmospheric,,only problem is we never make it to end of record without falling asleep!!
- Steve, london, England
This song is also on there greatest hits cassette.
- Hermie, Oak Forest, IL
Jimmy boy was probably the best lounge singer I ever heard. "Riders on the storm, hey try the fish, riders on the storm, I just flew in and are my arms tired, there's a killer on the run, how ya doin sweetheart, what brings ya to town?" Hardcore!!!
- Tukina, Pocatello, ID
Stranded on the bowl/Stranded on the bowl/Stuck without a rooool/ Stranded on the bowl...Gotta be a man/Gotta be a man/Gotta wipe it with your hand/Gotta be a man (Sing this to the sound of your toilet flushing.) Anyway, this is one of The Door's better songs.
- MusicMama, New York, NY
Rodney, you gotta get me some of those shrooms
- Nick, Edmonton, Canada
Boys, I hardly imagine that other song so beautiful as Riders On The Storm was ever written by anybody... Really amazing piano, really amazing background rain... I'm crying...
- Dmytro, Kharkiv, Europe
I don't know if it matters at this time but the wispering in Riders On The Storm came from the change in tape format. When we went from 8 track to Quad, Redhead re-recorded the rear L & R channels by wispering. When we went to cassette it was mixed down to stereo with the wispering included.
- Arthur, Hollywood, FL
i listened to this song while on shrooms and at once its meaning hit me, it felt like i'd known this song my whole life and the song felt like it was part of me. WE are all riders on the storm, and we are all just thrown into this thing called existence and we take it for granted but when we really think about it we get confused, what is life? what are we? how do all the interactions in my brain add up to me, and make me feel like me and not someone else? The storm we are riding is existence. Now the rest of my interpretation is subjective and I am open to different interpretations. I beleive that wen jim says "girl you gotta love your man" he is basically refering to how women are more mature than men and how they are more equipped to handle the harshness of life (i disagreewith this, personally)and basically they gotta love us men who are more like children. as for the killer on the road it could represent all the hardship and danger that comes with this storm (life's harsh reality)so to me this song made me feel that i was just thrown into bein and now i must ride this storm whether i wanted all this or not, unfair!
- Rodney Tavares, Montreal, Canada
There was movie that used the song as a theme.
It starred Charles Bronson & Jill Ireland.
She killed a man who tried to rape her and
Bronson was the detective who was investigating the murder. He eventually fell in love with her.
His character cracked nuts by throwing them at a pane of glass. He said if you broke the glass that meant you were in love.
What was the name of the Movie ?
- Alan, Townsville, Australia
I was 13 yrs old when I first heard it.....and was as blown away by it then as much as I still am today......the lyrics man, Jim truly was a "word man" as he said.
- robert, Houston, TX
For first few months i thought it was "like a dog without a bone and act around alone".
- vikas, mumbai, India
Could someone please tell me where 'The killer on the road' is refering to, it's drivin' me nuts :S
- T. Michels, Venlo, Netherlands
Very overrated song. Poor lyrics from one of the best - Jim M.
- Ray, Memphis, TN
To me, this song perfectly sums up the career of Morrison and the Doors. The two albums Krieger, Manzarek and Densmore made after Jim's death, while they still have the Doors' sound, kind of seem tacked on.
- Bill, Erie, PA
This has to be my favorite song by the Doors. It just grooves along...
- Jonathon, Clermont, FL
I agree... good with party favors..
Jim Morrison loved to spread "the fear"
and bask in it. To over come it like Hunter S Thompson. Thats not what Morrison Called it.. but it has that effect.. Infinity
But great in any state of mind..
The Doors are on the level.
They engineered it to suck you in on all levels and help ease the "loner" feeling.
Seems that even if the song is about being a loner.. its purpose is to make the loner feel stronger and explained. Through some one else singing about being alone. Hence.. Unity in solitude. The doors also use multi-use metaphors. That seems to get people that are "frying" to spend the whole night talking about how many meanings it has. So its goal is to help people learn. Maybe.. Define learning. To melt peoples eyebrows off their foreheads from being perplexed. Perfect thought invoking song. So ninja like. Im talking out my ass.. I dont know what im talking bout.. later..
- Pascal, Dallas, TX
omg...there is a remix to this song, 'riders on the storm' with blondie's 'rapture'...i was disgusted to hear it! you dont TOUCH the doors classic stuff...especially with BLONDIE!!
- MeL, SoutH AustraliA, Australia
"into this house we're born,
into this world we're thrown."

great words, defines that alienated feeling perfectly. we're thrust into this world w/out a choice and have 2 make the best out of it.
- jack, Lowell, MA
"Riders on the storm" is supposedly loosely based on killing spree of 21-year-old Billy Cook which started started on December 30, 1950. Cook, posing as a hitchhiker, forced a motorist at gunpoint to get into the trunk of his own car and then drove away. Over the next two weeks, Cook went on a senseless rampage. He kidnapped nearly a dozen people, including a deputy sheriff, and murdered six of them in cold blood, including three children. He also attempted other killings and terrorized the southwestern border states.

The song was inspired by the song 'Ghostriders in the sky'.
- Gary, Dallas, TX
A most powerful song. Doors music will be still be played for a long time into the future. Long live The Doors
- robert, mission, Canada
Check out the "American Prayer" album for an alternative version of this song that will give you the feeling that Morrison is the killer.
- scutter, Harrisonburg, VA
all my life, I thought it was "sweet memory" too.
- jim, qinhuangdao, China
IKt is "sweet family". I thought it was "If you give this man a ride, sweet memory will die." In some weird way, I guess both of those would make sense.
- Stefanie, Rock Hill, SC
i haven't heard the snoop dogg version, but it's nice to see that people have an open mind. in other rock oriented posts, you might hear of just how much of a disgrace this would be no matter what (although that is the case with a few rap/rock covers)
- Josh, Las Vegas, NV
Bobodobo, that is an interesting explanation of the song. Throughout The Doors movie, theyy play this song quite a lot. In my opinion, it really sets the movie off.
- Angela, Nick's Bed, PA
I thought the lyrics were pretty clear. "Riders on the storm" are people who just can't fit into the society that surrounds them, so they just try to hang on and ride out the storm. Jim Morrison was a rider on the storm (who was thrown into this world) if there ever was one. And the texture of this song is amazing, especially the keyboard work.
- Bobodobo, Los Angeles, CA
if u listen to this song while its storming its pretty scary...
- Mike, Pittsburgh, PA
The ''doo-doo, doo-doo'' synth line in Michael Jackson's ''Billie Jean'', sounds a lot like the jazz guitar riff in the middle of ''Riders on The Storm''.
- Joey, Boston, MA
The BEST doors song ever. and probably the best bassline ever. Jim Morrison haunts me....
- Joe, Madison, WI
provocative! makes me wanna _slowly thrash_ myself dancing.. i luv this song.
- joyce, philippines
RIDER on the STORM, ITS SINGULAR jim whispers it about 5 and a 1/2 minutes into the song. and
- Dylan, marietta, PA, Jim got his nickname from one of his poems, and i agree with (Justin, Shirley, NY)on this one.

"The whole Celebration of the lizard closely follows Sumerian Mythology where man was created by "Gods" that were described as Giant Lizards in some text. Morrison being highly educated probably heard the myth and used it as inspiration for his the Celebration of the Lizard. I am the Lizard King probably means that he is the ultimate God."
- Justin, Shirley, NY
- zack, rockford, IL
The song is about a serial killer. According to Ray Manzarek
- Gary, Seattle, WA
lol, this is one of the few songs that a lot of people seems to recommend to listen to while you're stoned. I've listened to the album named The Doors while in an "proper" mind, but it didn't turn out so well. during Alabama Song (Whiskey Bar) I got bad pictures in my brain of Jim dressed like Alex from A Clockwork Orange. that was creepy...
- Petter, Ã?ngelholm, Sweden
There are some highbrow literary references in this song: The title, "Riders on the Storm", is taken, I believe, from a poem by Hart Crane. As for the "killer on the road", this may well come from an unproduced screenplay of Jim's. But behind both the screenplay and the lyric, I believe, there stands the influence of a short story by Flannery O'Connor called, ironically, "A Good Man is Hard to Find". If you haven't read it, do. In fact, read all of Flannery's stuff, she rocks!
- john Mulderig, New York, NY
O sorry, family is often misheard but it is memory. Hehehe
- Stephanie, Denver, CO
If you give this man a ride, sweet family will die........Well don't give him a ride!
- Stephanie, Denver, CO
Manzarek's fender rhodes solo is great, in fact the entire album has excellent keyboard work. Manzarek has always considered the LA Woman LP their best work.
- Barry, New York, NC
jim will always be with us!
long live the lizard king!
- marlow, perth, Australia
Snoop Dog kind of re-made this song. He kept everything the same in cluding Morrison's lyrics. Instead of singing over him he sang with him. During the long instrumental parts he would add his of lyrics which would go with the tone of the song. He also added a nice litle and simple base line making it more of a rap song. Obviously not as good as the original, however a pretty neat rendition.
- louis, san diego, CA
I think this is possibly the coolest song ever made. Actually, no doubt about it, this IS the coolest song ever made. number two- Crabbuckit by K-Os if you've ever heard of it.
- Ashley, MOncton, Canada
Oh man, this song under any substance is glorious. Especially that I've listened to this song enough to me orize the song on AIR KEYBOARD. Damn straight.
- Justin, Chicago, IL
Definitely appreciated on a new level when stoned. Next time it rains sit in a room with a joint, crank up the sound and watch the rain...very eery, feels like Jim comes back to say hello... Nice touch being it was the last most of us heard of his voice.
A beautiful song, I believe it is about us being thrown into this life with no choice and no idea where we are from, maybe another piece he tuned into in from the other side..just before he crossed over...
- Elysia, Hamilton, New Zealand
this is one of the greatest doors songs and yes you do appreciate it more when youre high! you really get lost in it, especially ray's solo
- Bethany, LA, CA
One of my all time favs........i realised there was JIM whispering in the background after listenin to it UNDER WEED......hehe.....makes it sound as if its a voice coming from inside.....
Jim really knew how to CREATE pictures in front of ur eyes.....
- vijay, New delhi, India
This song is sortof like an analysis of how unexpected things are. Such as even a harmless hitchhiker can turn out to be a serial killer. Jim also slips in a line, probably about Pamela- "Girl You gotta love your man"- like he usually does in most Doors songs. All in all this is one of the Doors best. Snoop Dogg remixed this song with new music by The Doors and a vocal track by Jim. Its pretty good, unexpectedly, and I like Jim's voice on it better than this one. This one is a little more eerie, and the Snoop Dogg remix is more groovy.
- Sumner, Paragould, AK
I know the game. It's Need for Speed Underground. In between Jim's singing you'll hear that other American hero Snoop Dogg!
- Ruben, utrecht, Netherlands
Sounds like you are in a drunken stupor, which is why I like it.
- Junyi, Singapore, Singapore
I was driving my car and singing "riders on the storm" when my sun said: "dady, that's the game boy song". it was because he use to listen it in a game. I didn't know, and that was a big surprise for me. My son is only 8, and that revelation sounded a kind of heretic! Doors in a game in XXI century! But its ok. Now, we - me and my boy - are listening day by day that doors's beautiful song. Pretty good!
- josue, sao paulo, Brazil
This is probably the best song of all time! Recorded, as was the whole L.A. Woman album, in the Doors LA headquarters,no studio involved! Jim sung his vocals in the toilet with carpets on the wall to deaden the acoustics. Amazing album.
- Marty, Dublin, Ireland
This is another one of those songs that I think faintly refers to vietnam.
- Karl, Portland, OR
This song is very creepy but I love it..and I noticed the whispering over top...freaky..
- Shana, Pembroke, Canada
"Morrison got some of the lyrics from a screenplay he wrote called The Hitchhiker (An American Pastoral). Morrison was going to play the part of a hitchhiker who goes on a murder spree." Weeellll...the things you learn in the damndest places. This quote brought to mind the C. Thomas Howell/Rutger Hauer film "The Hitcher" (great, by the way; I highly recommend it to all) so I checked IMDb and, lo and behold, the film's screenwriter says he was inspired by "Riders On The Storm".
- Shell, Riverdale, GA
just as brian and corrine said...this song is amazing when your with maryjane. as is the solo in "light my fire"
- katie, rockville, MD
This is a beautiful song! A little creepy but that's what I like about it! I read in "No One Here Gets Out Alive" that he (Jim) went to live in Paris in March 1971 and died over there July the 3rd 1971. It wasn't announced about his death in the U.S. until about a week later. I remember how I cried when I heard about it, too!
- Kathy, Jasper, AL
I listened closely and I heard Jim whispering over his own singing, like Mark from West Bountiful, Utah said I would.
- Kathy, Jasper, AL
Hey check this man. around 5min 45 sec very faintly you can hear jim morrison saying rider not riders "Rider on the Storm" groovy babe
- Fred, longs, SC
Included in the soundtrack of the movie The Basketball Diaries, in a scene where the seriously stoned Leonardo Di Caprio and his equally drugged up buddy Mark Wahlberg attempt to participate in a basketball match.
- Pavi, Mumbai, India
The whole Celebration of the lizard closely follows Sumerian Mythology where man was created by "Gods" that were described as Giant Lizards in some text. Morrison being highly educated probably heard the myth and used it as inspiration for his the Celebration of the Lizard. I am the Lizard King probably means that he is the ultimate God.
- Justin, Shirley, NY
y do they call him the lizard king? i know in not to touch the earth he says "i am the lizard King,I can do anyhting" whats up with that?
- Dylan, marietta, PA
ok i understand that the rider on the storm is a deranged killer but the title is"riders on the storm" .......whats the plural for?
- zak, Ganisville, FL
morrison lived alot longer in france than two weeks. long live the lizard king.
- Travis, Watertown, SD
id have to agree with brian , it makes you zone out :)
- Corrine, Shirley, NY
excellent song, the way it flows just makes you feel something inside yourself. powerful in a way that I can't really understand.
- Terri Lynn, Heart's Desire, Canada
The ultimate stoner song :P
- Brian, Paoli, IN
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