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The Doors — You're Lost Little Girl
Album: Strange Days
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1209









Released: 1967
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You're lost little girl
You're lost little girl
You're lost
Tell me who
Are you?

Think that you know what to do
Impossible, yes, but it's true
I think that you know what to do, yeah
Sure that you know what to do

You're lost little girl
You're lost little girl
You're lost
Tell me who
Are you?

Think that you know what to do
Impossible, yes, but it's true
I think that you know what to do, girl
Sure that you know what to do

You're lost little girl
You're lost little girl
You're lost
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When in Paris a few years had to go to pay my respects at Jim's grave. Amazing cemetry and well worth a visit. Even had a drunken Jim Morrison fan by his grave singing and playing the guitar.
Classic Morrison. No need to look it up.  Most excellent.
 sfListener wrote:
Sounds like a Perry Como cover
 
Perry Como's version rocks; it has a killer bongo solo!
 joelbb wrote:
Maybe my favorite of their songs,  Krieger's lead guitar work is sublime if too short.  Gave it a "9"

 
Totally agree. Except I bumped it up one!
{#Devil_pimp} zesty !
Maybe my favorite of their songs,  Krieger's lead guitar work is sublime if too short.  Gave it a "9"
 lizardking wrote:

Yes!  Great comment, even if 10 years old.  Jim clearly was in love with Pam, and she must have given a great bj cuz he certainly sounds relexed here.  I think they even incorporated this scene in the Oliver Stone film. RIP Jim!

RIP Ray!

Long Live RP!!



 
RIP Pam too.
 heyjoe3577 wrote:
I just like knowing why Jim sounded so relaxed when this was recorded....what can a girl do to relax a guy? The little girl wasn't lost at all, unless she didn't know where Jim's lap was. It's great to hear some Doors on here once in awhile. Thanks RP!

 
Yes!  Great comment, even if 10 years old.  Jim clearly was in love with Pam, and she must have given a great bj cuz he certainly sounds relexed here.  I think they even incorporated this scene in the Oliver Stone film. 

RIP Jim!

RIP Ray!

Long Live RP!!


 ziakut wrote:
Yeah...little girl. You're lost...so I'll stop my conversion van with no windows and have you come over and give me some requested directions...yeah this song is a downer. I like the music in this more than usual for the Doors...but JM ruins it everytime.

 
This guy is obvlivious. Whatever that means.
 stalfnzo wrote:

Dude. If you'd grown up in LA during the 60's, you could never give this less than an 8. A 10 if you had discovered pot. This is your early life.

 
FYT  {#Cheesygrin}
 kurtster wrote:
This song is the essence of the Doors musical side.  Sweet, dark, pretty and thoughtful all at once.

 
Yeah, I always thought it was one of their better numbers.
Beautiful, trippy, ethereal, jazzy. These guys were unique. Nothin like em since.
Big influence on The Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen and many, many others 
  otis_of_moab wrote:

Based on your musical tastes, methinks Radio Paradise simply isn't your cup of tea.  Just sayin' . . .

 
Slipstream wrote:

Sweet Baby Geebus.  That's like trying to convince a Chimpanzee that Mozart is actually "Music: Good!" whilst handing him a banana.

/Pearls before swine
//something, something 

 
stalfnzo wrote:

Dude. If you'd grown up in LA during the 70's, you could never give this less than an 8. A 10 if you had discovered pot. This is your early life.

 
I'm beginning to feel obsolete.  Many thanks for these comments.

BTW: This Doors track is one of my favorite slow burners from the band .  Easily one of the most haunting of Morrison's lyrics.  For themes of alienation and loneliness brought to life in living color, not many albums can match Strange Days.  "Let's swim to the moon... let's climb through the tide... penetrate the evening that the city sleeps to hide."  Timeless. 
Some songs just seem to hover above all the rest, and this is one of them.
 Seamless.... nice one

scraig wrote:
Joe Jackson's bass line fed right into this. Brilliant Bill!

 


 KevinM wrote:
Hey! what do you know, a Doors song that does not totally suck ass. I'll give it a 4

 
Based on your musical tastes, methinks Radio Paradise simply isn't your cup of tea.  Just sayin' . . .
 KevinM wrote:
Hey! what do you know, a Doors song that does not totally suck ass. I'll give it a 4

 
Sweet Baby Geebus.  That's like trying to convince a Chimpanzee that Mozart is actually "Music: Good!" whilst handing him a banana.

/Pearls before swine
//something, something 
 KevinM wrote:
Hey! what do you know, a Doors song that does not totally suck ass. I'll give it a 4

 
Dude. If you'd grown up in LA during the 70's, you could never give this less than an 8. A 10 if you had discovered pot. This is your early life.
Hey! what do you know, a Doors song that does not totally suck ass. I'll give it a 4
Yeah...little girl. You're lost...so I'll stop my conversion van with no windows and have you come over and give me some requested directions...yeah this song is a downer. I like the music in this more than usual for the Doors...but JM ruins it everytime.
See you around, Ray.  Thanks for all this great music.
 scraig wrote:
Joe Jackson's bass line fed right into this. Brilliant Bill!

On_The_Beach wrote:

Totally; I guess I'm not the only one who noticed.
Brilliant segue, Bill.
  
I logged in to say exactly the same thing but you and scraig were ahead of me.
 scraig wrote:
Joe Jackson's bass line fed right into this. Brilliant Bill!
 
Totally; I guess I'm not the only one who noticed.
Brilliant segue, Bill.
Is that Harlem shake on the cover?
good
when it's good it's good
 holborne wrote:


Why on earth would it make a difference if I had seen them? I can hear them. They're supposed to be musicians, not pin-ups (though I agree that Morrison was nothing but). I guess I don't understand your comment.
 
Good point.  Miss your comments.
We miss you Jim! :'(
This song is the essence of the Doors musical side.  Sweet, dark, pretty and thoughful all at once.
My favorite Doors album and favorite Doors cover!
The Doors are still unmatched for sheer exuberance and creative panache-That cover is a representation of Jim Morrison's fascination with freaks and the world of carnival. Good follow up with Chris Isaak.
 Stingray wrote:
What brainless idiot might have chosen this "art"
for a DOORS cover?
And why the DOORS accepted it?

A RIDDLE!!!
 
Thank you for your "opinion".


What brainless idiot might have chosen this "art"
for a DOORS cover?
And why the DOORS accepted it?

A RIDDLE!!!
very, very nice!!
a nice little ditty

Jim Morrison by BRNDNLPZ
https://www.flickr.com/photos/38841896@N07/

1969 The Soft Parade

Copyright All rights reserved


 kcar wrote:

Yeah, and the sound still stands up. Compared to a lot of their peers such as The Kinks, The Doors created a polished, well-crafted sound in the studio. 

The Doors don't sound nearly as good live in my experience, but I have to wonder if that's because Morrison was high so often.  
 

Had the pleasure of seeing the Doors in Philly at the old Arena (where the Roller Derby track was), second show.  It was the tour after the infamous Miami incident.  The show was delayed in order to get still police chief Rizzo's cameras out of the hall.  Rizzo wanted to have cameras rolling in case there was a reprise of Morrison alledgedly exposing himself again.  They got the cameras out and the show started shortly after.  The cameras did come back shortly after the show started, but all they got was a really great show.

The sound was very good actually, at least for back then.  Halfway through the second set, Morrison jumped off the stage and roamed through the audience still singing as he did occasionally.  It was a more than worthy show.  They were in great form.  I did remeber Manzarek looking at Morrison alot wondering WTF was he going to do next.  The Doors may have had a set list, but in reality, they had to follow Morrison's lead and make adjustments on the fly to compensate.  The skills and musicianship of the band were way beyond their time. When they played live they never knew where it was going, they literally played by the seat of their pants, improvisationally.

 Eveland wrote:
I would say they were ahead of their time.
 
Yeah, and the sound still stands up. Compared to a lot of their peers such as The Kinks, The Doors created a polished, well-crafted sound in the studio. 

The Doors don't sound nearly as good live in my experience, but I have to wonder if that's because Morrison was high so often.  
Joe Jackson's bass line fed right into this. Brilliant Bill!
 kaybee wrote:
I've never owned this album and this song never seemed to be played on radio.  Thus RP is the first place I've heard it!  Nice!
 
This is only one of many great songs on this album.
Christmas is coming, makes a great stocking stuffer.

enjoy

I've never owned this album and this song never seemed to be played on radio.  Thus RP is the first place I've heard it!  Nice!
I typically can't stand Doors music, but this one is kind of nice.
This album got me through a long winter in Keflavik, Iceland.  Love it!

the Doors by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the greatest american band of all time!
airbrush, water colours, 1994
vocalistJim Morrison, keyboardistRay Manzarek, drummerJohn Densmore, and guitaristRobby Krieger.



holborne wrote:


Why on earth would it make a difference if I had seen them? I can hear them. They're supposed to be musicians, not pin-ups (though I agree that Morrison was nothing but). I guess I don't understand your comment.

So, you've never experienced the joy of a live performance? Would you rather just listen to the boom boom of fireworks on your Ipod earbuds rather than experience the visual spectacle? Give me live any day! Just sayin'.

Distinctly not a fan of The Doors, but this sure sounds nice. 
I would say they were ahead of their time.
 calypsus_1 wrote:

you're lost, little girl
you're lost, little girl-
you're lost, little girl

you're lost

in album "Strange Days"  (1967)

remembering Mr. James Douglas Morrison, singer, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker

** 10 **



 

Have you ever given a 10 to a living artist?

The Doors - "10 Minute Interview" (1969)

"Jim Morrison and Ray Manzerek do most of the talking in this 10 minute cut of an interview with band taken in 1969. Jim wears shades throughout the interview and seems knocked out or up on something. They talk eloquently and with very considered response to the interviewer about their thoughts over many various topics. They talk about their thoughts on comparisons that have been suggested between their music and rock concerts becoming religious or spiritual experiences for the Youth of America at the time.
Note, the interesting response of Jim Morrison suggesting that he can see a time where concerts will be given by one man with a lot of machines."


 megisi wrote:
Ya had to be there ... honest


 
Yup, music has a (cultural, spatial, etc) context, just like any work of art.


 Papernapkin wrote:
It's oldies music. Not very good, but people get nostalgic.
 
You're lost little man. {#Wink}
 holborne wrote:

No, it wasn't actually, but thanks for playing!
 
It's oldies music. Not very good, but people get nostalgic.
Ya had to be there ... honest


Now this is a really great segue.  JJ It's Different For Girls to The Doors You're Lost Little Girl

The seg gets a 10 !
 stkman wrote:

actually the band was good, Morrison got all the attention but you obviously don't care for them which is fine, to each their own, but then again you never saw them did ya

 

Why on earth would it make a difference if I had seen them? I can hear them. They're supposed to be musicians, not pin-ups (though I agree that Morrison was nothing but). I guess I don't understand your comment.


 holborne wrote:

No, it wasn't actually, but thanks for playing!

 
actually the band was good, Morrison got all the attention but you obviously don't care for them which is fine, to each their own, but then again you never saw them did ya

A great tune from a great album, this saw heavy rotation (on my turntable) back in the day!
 stkman wrote:
the band was really quite good
 
No, it wasn't actually, but thanks for playing!

bobcat1963 wrote:
the doors, mmmmm, overrated most of the time. all the songs sound the same ;-( what a drag

are you talking about the band being overrated or the people overrating the songs here, seems like alot of people don't care for them on RP but ratings are still strong, maybe the people that listened to their "whole " body of music have different opinion cuz they sure don't all sound the same to me, the doors just weren't Morrison, the band was really quite good


Inspired song from a great album, with creative cover art to boot, a London soho street scene I believe. The doors at their best and most original; I mean who else sounded like them at the time?
the doors, mmmmm, overrated most of the time. all the songs sound the same ;-( what a drag
AWESOME  SET!!

Alone-
Ben Harper

Your lost little girl-
Doors

Alaskan Pipeline-
James

Everybody's got to learn sometime-
Beck

Dissappear-
Porcupine Tree





Sounds like a Perry Como cover
 Papernapkin wrote:

I wouldn't go that far, but obviously in the top two.
 

Ok, I'll ask: who's the most? (I agree with the previous posted that it's The Doors.)
divine... subtle version... bravo !!!...
you're lost, little girl
you're lost, little girl
you're lost, tell me who are you
think that you know what to do
impossible, yes, but it's true
i think that you know what to do, girl
sure that you know what to do
you're lost, little girl
you're lost, little girl
you're lost, tell me who are you
think that you know what to do
impossible, yes, but it's true
i think that you know what to do, girl
sure that you know what to do
you're lost, little girl
you're lost, little girl-
you're lost, little girl

you're lost

in album "Strange Days"  (1967)

remembering Mr. James Douglas Morrison, singer, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker

** 10 **


 window wrote:
Good to hear an obscure Doors song for a change.
 
If CD's with only a few good songs frustrates you, this is an excellent selection. Start to finish fantastic.

 Ichthyologist wrote:
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
 
I wouldn't go that far, but obviously in the top two.
Good to hear an obscure Doors song for a change.
Surely if Sarah Palin got lost in the Alaskan wilderness she could find her way out, right?  I mean, she can field dress a moose, so basic orientation should be simple.
Bill — I see what you did there and I laughed.
Hmmm....playing Lost Little Girl right after Alaskan Pipeline specifically dedicated to Sarah Palin....conincidence?  I think not!
Perfect song Bill...thanks for staying non-partisan. ;)

Hey folks!  Leave Ichthyologist alone to dissect bits of fish flesh in the labratory.

Doors. Perhaps a tad dated. Maybe but this one and others are gorgeous as always.


Ichthyologist wrote:
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
And this come from your years of experience I presume? Maybe when you live through an era you gain a wee bit more insight. Obviously you didn't "get it". Ignorance is bliss isn't it.
Ichthyologist wrote:
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
So you're saying you don't like them, even though a lot of other people do. As if your opinion mattered more than anybody else's.
Ichthyologist wrote:
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
You're lost little girl! :nyah:
love that circusy sounding organ!
bookhead wrote:
I'd heard that Jim wrote this with Mia Farrow in mind (who was married to Frank Sinatra at the time). I hear a big Sinatra influence in Jim Morrison's singing and songwriting (I can picture Old Blue Eyes doing a cover of this--it's too bad he never did). Another Doors song that reminds me of Sinatra is "Wishful Sinful" from the Soft Parade album.
And you should see the woman shown on the back cover: she's a ringer for Mia.
JGD wrote:
Excellent - Strange Days is the best Doors album, maybe. It's hard to decide.
Morrison Hotel / Hard Rock Café is also a Jim gem.
Wisecrowe wrote:
Ohh well...the amplification of an early death. The best publicity is death; it drives sales.
Yeah, those Nick Drake sales are through the roof.
Ichthyologist wrote:
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
Amen. Has Jim Morrison ever said anything profound? And the shit gets so much credit for his lyrics. Ohh well...the amplification of an early death. The best publicity is death; it drives sales.
Ichthyologist wrote:
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
I might have said that honor would go to Morphine (whom you give two of your meager three 10's), except that very few would actually bother to rate them at all.
Yah thanks this is great stuff.
The recent remasters of the Doors' CDs sound excellent! Many bonus tracks, too, although many are just unused takes of the usual songs.
Most overrated group in the history of rock.
pianocomposer wrote:
Lyrics are meaningless tripe.
Not to Jim, they weren't.
Excellent! You won't hear this great little number anywhere else. Way to go, Bill!
Thanks for the info!!... siloco wrote:
I think everyone will find this of interest. Jim's girlfriend from his formative years gave an interview a few years ago in the St. Petersburg Times. It's supposed to be her only interview ever concerning Jim: https://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/25/Doors/Mary_and_Jim_to_the_e.shtml check it out.
AAHH... :meditate:
I'd heard that Jim wrote this with Mia Farrow in mind (who was married to Frank Sinatra at the time). I hear a big Sinatra influence in Jim Morrison's singing and songwriting (I can picture Old Blue Eyes doing a cover of this--it's too bad he never did). Another Doors song that reminds me of Sinatra is "Wishful Sinful" from the Soft Parade album.
I just like knowing why Jim sounded so relaxed when this was recorded....what can a girl do to relax a guy? The little girl wasn't lost at all, unless she didn't know where Jim's lap was. It's great to hear some Doors on here once in awhile. Thanks RP!
siloco wrote:
I think everyone will find this of interest. Jim's girlfriend from his formative years gave an interview a few years ago in the St. Petersburg Times. It's supposed to be her only interview ever concerning Jim: https://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/25/Doors/Mary_and_Jim_to_the_e.shtml check it out.
Yes! Thank you!
I think everyone will find this of interest. Jim's girlfriend from his formative years gave an interview a few years ago in the St. Petersburg Times. It's supposed to be her only interview ever concerning Jim: https://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/25/Doors/Mary_and_Jim_to_the_e.shtml check it out.
Wild_Bill wrote:
You probably prefer Yanni, Michael Bolton, Kenny G and Dave Barf Matthews
And Céline ''Vegas'' Dion
Carol Kaye on bass. Cool sound. Especially for a band that just couldn't swing, despite them getting the lifetime acheivement grammy this year. Go figure. Manzerick is 68. Jim will never age.
So this was released 40 years ago when exactly?It was one day this month.
JGD wrote:
Excellent - Strange Days is the best Doors album, maybe. It's hard to decide.
Don't forget Morrison Hotel! Wow!
Long live the lizard king!
Austin2Florida wrote:
:lol: Do they still run Slim Whitman commercials?
what about the legendary Boxcar Willie? :lol: :propeller: :dance:
Man! Talk about the wayback machine, I don't think I've heard this one since the early seventies. Great little guitar interlude there...
Timeless as ever, and relevant as it intends! :curtain: :dancingbanana: :clap: I clicked on RP, and Jim smiled...
Ah yes, the mystic worlds of the Doors. This release has so many great songs - try Moonlight Drive for some fun.
rcurrier wrote:
No, no, no. It's Slim Whitman, master of the Indian Love Call, who yodels. Roger Whittaker whistles everything. Sigh...such ignorance of the classics.
:lol: Do they still run Slim Whitman commercials?
Musically speaking,a highpoint for the doors on one of their best lps.
Excellent song. I had never heard this Doors song before. It may not have been a "hit" in terms of airplay, but what a gem. Nice guitar, keyboards, and a very sedating Jim Morrison vocal performance.
Excellent - Strange Days is the best Doors album, maybe. It's hard to decide.
Weird but fairly decent music. Lyrics are meaningless tripe. = 6
:good-vibes: :clap:
One of the coolest album covers of all time. If you have it in vinyl you can see lots of details.
redeyespy wrote:
This genre of Song Comment is perhaps the most corrosive, depressing.
obviously not: rcurrier wrote:
Roger Whittaker whistles everything. Sigh...such ignorance of the classics.
song comment is alive and kicking!
dolfan wrote:
I agree. There's that line that could be described as almost uncomfortable in: "Think that you know what to do. Impossible, yes, but it's true." Something about the line, and the whole song is...creepy. Still, it's a solid song.
Alot of their song lyrics are haunting, creepy. Jim's voice certainly can sounds sinister too, can't it? LOL
Drummer4soul wrote:
I haven't heard this song for such a long time. Thanks RP! Simply a classic, makes me miss the vinyl.
How does Bill do it? Long my fave group, I got burned out on the Doors and then they just started to sound dated. This song reminds me just how moving their music could be.
8)
:whistle:
8)
beelzebubba wrote:
There's a creepy kind of beauty to this little Door's ditty. One of their nicer gems.
I agree. There's that line that could be described as almost uncomfortable in: "Think that you know what to do. Impossible, yes, but it's true." Something about the line, and the whole song is...creepy. Still, it's a solid song.
There's a creepy kind of beauty to this little Door's ditty. One of their nicer gems.
I haven't heard this song for such a long time. Thanks RP! Simply a classic, makes me miss the vinyl.
No, you are lost, drugged man! :lol: good music thougth!
Wow...a Doors song I'd not heard. Still don't like it (the Doors just never hit my buttons), but it sure beats hearing the typical 7 or 8 Doors tunes that have been pounded into the collective consciousness over the past few decades.