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The Doors — Waiting For The Sun
Album: Morrison Hotel
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Total ratings: 1757









Released: 1970
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
At first flash of Eden, we race down to the sea
Standing there on freedom's shore

Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun

Can you feel it, now that spring has come?
That it's time to live in the scattered sun

Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun

Waiting
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting

Waiting
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting

Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to hear my song
Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to tell me what went wrong

This is the strangest life I've ever known
Yeah!

Can't you feel it, now that spring has come?
That it's time to live in the scattered sun

Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
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Listening to this song with a great pair of phones shows just how great each musician is on what I consider their best album. New appreciation for Krieger. It's held up good to me.
 FatPants wrote:
Boy does my wife hate the Doors. But even if she's right on most things she's wrong on this one.
 

Nah, she's right again, on this one at least.
Go beg forgiveness   
Yeah, 
show the bitch the DOOR
 FatPants wrote:
Boy does my wife hate the Doors. But even if she's right on most things she's wrong on this one.
 

Really? I think you should really show her the door, then.
Fantastic track,amazing album!
Why wasn't "Waiting for the Sun" rwleased on Waiting for the Sun? There was a copy of that album in our home in 1969. Strange days indeed (for a 9-year old).
Heute habt Ihr ein wirklich sehr gutes Programm. Gratulation 
 FatPants wrote:
Boy does my wife hate the Doors. But even if she's right on most things she's wrong on this one.

 
two notes to self: 1) Only the names change 2) you will NEVER do better than break even{#Yes}
ahhhhh....heaven
Boy does my wife hate the Doors. But even if she's right on most things she's wrong on this one.
Definitely different, and that's why I've always liked them. Morrison's creativity, earthiness, and fearlessness scares a lot of folks; I dig it
an art band which just happened, briefly, to gain incredible popularity. does not happen very often. 
 Let me see... Light my Fire, Break on Through, LA Women & Riders on the Storm?
Cueburned wrote:
Well at least it isn't one of the 4 tracks that have been overplayed by radio for almost 50 years.
 

 


Well at least it isn't one of the 4 tracks that have been overplayed by radio for almost 50 years.
 


The cover photo was taken by Henry Diltz at the actual Morrison Hotel, located at 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles. Diltz told the desk clerk they were going to take a few photos, and the clerk said they couldn’t without the owner’s permission and the owner wasn’t there. They took the pictures while the clerk was inside the elevator. The elevator numbers right under the ‘son’ in ‘Morrison’ are lit in the cover. The band jumped right behind the windows and hit their places without shuffling as Diltz took the shot...
(from album Wiki)

 garyalex wrote:
Why not use the right album cover?

 
The song is from this album and was left off the album with this title.
 
Dark side of JM...many more tunes to be respected if you don't like this.  Gone too soon {#Umbrella}
Why not use the right album cover?
 Steely_D wrote:

Not true. We enjoy a lot of different things, and it's fine to hate the Doors, like I do. Morrison comes off like a high school self-important bully, and I don't need that in my music.

What's not OK is to hate the other RP listeners. It's fine to talk about the music, but let's stay away from insulting each other.
It isn't hard to do. 

 
So you hate The Doors? Not ambivalent towards, dislike, don't care for, or won't listen to but actually HATE.  This is music we're talking about.

You come off like a high school self-important bully.  I don't need that on my message board.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Enough with the Doors.   Very overrated band

 
That comment is shocking, I think just the opposite: they are the greatest American band of all time.  Quite a statement I agree but considering American rock 'n roll, nothing really comes close.
 Easyrider wrote:
The haters have no place here!
 
Not true. We enjoy a lot of different things, and it's fine to hate the Doors, like I do. Morrison comes off like a high school self-important bully, and I don't need that in my music.

What's not OK is to hate the other RP listeners. It's fine to talk about the music, but let's stay away from insulting each other.
It isn't hard to do. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
 

Thirded

 
I was listening to Trey Anastasio play solo on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts (YouTube). After some of the much newer talent I'd seen behind that desk beforehand, he came across very week at first.  But after really listening to the unique signature of his voice, I could just dig it.

I do think that newer artists have inherited a counter-culture music scene infrastructure — a culture! — that encourages them to grow up from 9 or 10, often with parental encouragement (!), thinking of a career in pop/alternative/punk as a serious endeavor they can take on with hours and hours of practice, whereas earlier phenoms may have emerged more out of nowhere.

So newer music may have some greater talents in it just by virtue of the performers coming to it as a serious endeavor.
Compare Hozier to Trey under Tiny Desk Concerts, for example.
Some Tiny Desk favorites include

Lucius
TuneYards (my capitalization varies)
Robyn Hitchcock (a geezer who seems to have found his voice in latest albums)
Daniel Lanois ('nother geezer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8WWNKhdy-w&list=PLF9F057E200799366&index=12
Hozier
Angel Olsen
 
  daoist56 wrote:
Reading all the negative comments on this song as well as "Long Time Coming" by CS&N, and it seems divided into 2 camps - those who think it's time has come and gone and those who defend it over newer music. But why? Can't we like Morrisey AND Morrison? This is why I like RP and tune in quite a bit. It plays a wide variety, though I will freely admit it is more likely aimed at the 50+ crowd. Not that you can't enjoy it while younger. I don't think you "had to be there" to enjoy CS&N, just as you didn't have to "be there" to enjoy "Rite of Spring" or Ragtime or "Kind of Blue." Thank humanity for sound recordings! (And you know, instead of tellign everyone how much you hate the music, why not just change the channel? There are over 10,000 to choose from . . . .)
   On_The_Beach wrote:

Seconded.

 

Thirded
A most excellent Doors album and always bring a smile to my face when I hear it. Or, actually, the memories associated with that song & album. 'Natch! 8^)
now follow this up with The Stranglers - Always the Sun - but instead we get Rain     {#No}
Great set Bill!
 daoist56 wrote:
Reading all the negative comments on this song as well as "Long Time Coming" by CS&N, and it seems divided into 2 camps - those who think it's time has come and gone and those who defend it over newer music. But why? Can't we like Morrisey AND Morrison? This is why I like RP and tune in quite a bit. It plays a wide variety, though I will freely admit it is more likely aimed at the 50+ crowd. Not that you can't enjoy it while younger. I don't think you "had to be there" to enjoy CS&N, just as you didn't have to "be there" to enjoy "Rite of Spring" or Ragtime or "Kind of Blue." Thank humanity for sound recordings! (And you know, instead of tellign everyone how much you hate the music, why not just change the channel? There are over 10,000 to choose from . . . .)
 
Seconded.
My favorite Doors song from an amazing collection of music.  Always wondered how they would have evolved if Mr Morrisson wasn't so screwed up.
Enough with the Doors.   Very overrated band
 hatechris wrote:
This may not make sense but I like everyone BUT Jim in the DOORS. He's just so obnoxious and drunk and WAY overrated as a writer.

 
You can test your own comment as to whether it makes sense: track down and listen to the two albums the Doors put out after Morrison died ("Other Voices" and "Full Circle"). I've heard the latter one...don't think you'll be thrilled. 

Morrison wasn't always drunk and obnoxious. He definitely got that way as time went on and as the band was winding down. I'll leave it to others to pass judgment on his writing, although I believe he was better at writing lyrics than poetry. Then again, he was only 27 when he died... 
Good post.
Reading all the negative comments on this song as well as "Long Time Coming" by CS&N, and it seems divided into 2 camps - those who think it's time has come and gone and those who defend it over newer music. But why? Can't we like Morrisey AND Morrison? This is why I like RP and tune in quite a bit. It plays a wide variety, though I will freely admit it is more likely aimed at the 50+ crowd. Not that you can't enjoy it while younger. I don't think you "had to be there" to enjoy CS&N, just as you didn't have to "be there" to enjoy "Rite of Spring" or Ragtime or "Kind of Blue." Thank humanity for sound recordings! (And you know, instead of tellign everyone how much you hate the music, why not just change the channel? There are over 10,000 to choose from . . . .)
Wonder what Jim Morrison would think what with every time I hear this song (now) I picture Val Kilmer.  Come on now....I know you do, too! 

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Waiting ... for this to be over.

 
{#Clap}with you on that one {#Roflol}
Waiting waiting waiting waiting waiting waiting snoring snoring snoring sleeping sleeping sleeping ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

If we vote for separation from the rest of the UK in next year’s independence referendum I’d make Waiting For The Sun Scotland’s new National Anthem!


 Easyrider wrote:
The haters have no place here!
 
Yeah,they're supposed to be in the Morrisey threads.
Waiting for posters to this board to recognize that their "waiting" puns are not funny. 

Also enjoying a great old Doors classic!

Now this should be called
Waiting For The (next) Song

This one just doesn't stand the test of time..
I guess they didn't realize drugs were not going to be as prevalent in the future... 


waiting for this so long!
Would prefer to hear The Jayhawks "Waiting For The Sun"
I still sing this song to myself whenever someone is late for a meeting. Waiting Waiting Waiting Waiting for you to come along.
Waiting ... for this to be over.
Great Song!! Thanks for playing it!!
 Patti wrote:


That's on The Doors album, not this one.  ** wink-wink **
 
Thank you Patti. You are too kind. :)
This may not make sense but I like everyone BUT Jim in the DOORS. He's just so obnoxious and drunk and WAY overrated as a writer.
 ziakut wrote:
Waiting for the END. I know people will knock me for this...but it's the way I feel. That being said...I'll take this over much of the garbage that I'm inundated with throughout the day...which is the tired classic rock crap.

 

That's on The Doors album, not this one.  ** wink-wink **
In my opinion, an over rated band.
This is the strangest life I've ever known...

oh I am so sick of the bores, and the overplayed


From 4 to a solid 3! Waiting for the end...Not a hater...just have my own opinion thank you.

The haters have no place here!

Nice!

Bet Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree listened to more than a few Doors tunes in the day.


Waiting For This Song to End
We are all waiting ... think about it ...
As good as it gets....

Morrison Hotel by La bohemia porteña
https://www.flickr.com/photos/inpipo/

sin ellos los oidos servirían solamente para crear cera ...

Copyright All rights reserved


These guys, musically, were WAY ahead of their time.  Morrison's poetry ... well, I like it a lot. 

As for the haters, we're "waiting, waiting, waiting for you to come along; waiting, waiting, waiting for you to hear my song."  Not just listen to my song — hear my song.
Wow, the sun just came out on an otherwise cloudy day.....hmmmm.
 neuticle wrote:
The Haters need an education
 
I know. What's with all the hating on the song!?!?! OMG!?!?!
The Haters need an education
how disrespectful . these comments make me sick.

Not waiting when I hear this song!!11!
From 5 to 4.
Excellent choice!
Morrison's screaming in the middle of this song is absolutely terrifying.
Agreeing with some of the recent posts here...This bands music has not aged well.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Never quite got the Doors... I'm sure they were remarkable for their time but the sound just doesn't hold up... not like Zeppelin or the Stones or even Black Sabbath.
 
I have to agree. I got into all of these bands about the same time. In high school of course many guys thought they wanted to be Jim Morrison. But then we grow up. While the Doors do have some great songs, this is an example of overly simplistic and repetitive lyrics, and music that fails to impress. I'll take a good riff from any of the above bands over this any day.

 SuzG wrote:

Never my fav Doors tune and just not in the mood for it. 
 
You said it better than I. Thanks SuzG.
 ziakut wrote:
Waiting for the END. I know people will knock me for this...but it's the way I feel.
 
Never my fav Doors tune and just not in the mood for it. 

Waiting for the END. I know people will knock me for this...but it's the way I feel. That being said...I'll take this over much of the garbage that I'm inundated with throughout the day...which is the tired classic rock crap.

Best song of the world!
you need to be in some kind of mood for this one.....3
omgfantasticfourthousandtimesthanks!
Yes, very nice!
 CamLwalk wrote:
Doors music is like Vogon poetry.

Vogons
  I completely agree!  LOL.


Black Prairie-'Red Rocking Chair' to Waiting for the Sun, Awesome mix.{#Sunny}
 CamLwalk wrote:
Doors music is like Vogon poetry.

Vogons
 
{#Lol}  I have no idea what this is all about but thanks for the workday chuckle, CamLwalk!


It turns out that putting together, side by side,  the music and art (painting, photo, etc.) is not easy.
And it's even harder when trying to put art works of high quality to illustrate a theme, in this case music, alongside, or in parallel, with a humorous comment, free, childish, and some completely stupid about the musicians and their work without the basic respect.
Then, as a result, artists are reluctant to allow the publication of their work.
And we all lose. Anyway, is this world we live .....
Yes, but we can change.



the Doors by ~JSaurer
©2008-2010 ~JSaurer

the greatest american band of all time!
airbrush, water colours, 1994


Man, does this remind me of my early 20's living in LA and trying to find the psychedelia in a grungy early 90's world... the results were kinda disturbing.

Never quite got the Doors... I'm sure they were remarkable for their time but the sound just doesn't hold up... not like Zeppelin or the Stones or even Black Sabbath.
Ground breaking stuff.  Not necessarily a stand alone great song unless you really like it in the first place.  But when played with the rest of the album side in context it might sound better, unless you don't like the Doors at all, then never mind ...
Than, you critics turn off ... :). Love them, love them..since a teenage girl.....not their generation but anyway their music is fresh and up to date
passes the acid test
 EssexTex wrote:
Blah blah blah....waiting for the end.
 
{#Lol}  I'm afraid I have to agree.


the doors by ~TPol
©2005-2010 ~TPol

"Jimmy liegt da hinten!"
I will never forget that Père Lachaise Cemetery morning, about 20 years ago . . .
It's January 7th, here on the east coast of Canada we have a long wait for the sun. {#Sad} Bundle up and huddle around your internet radio as RP tries tries to warm you up with some musical heat. I like the sound of this song, for some reason it reminds me of the latest Dove's album. {#Stupid}

 AdyMiles wrote:
marginal. overrated and predictable
   Maybe to you today,when this LP came out -69 it was thought to be magnificent,unmatched and surprisingly fresh.{#Wink}
I like me some Doors from time to time and this song hits the spot right now,,
as I am truly waiting for some {#Sunny} !

Blah blah blah....waiting for the end.

The Doors - "Touch Me" Live
"You can tell where the strokes got a lot of their style"

"Jim was a beautiful poet and the Doors music remains timeless"



The Doors The Doors The Doors Wat esle
Doors music is like Vogon poetry.

Vogons
marginal. overrated and predictable
Perhaps one of my favorite Doors jams...it pounds on a nice audio system as well :)
 Bridieboo wrote:
Waiting...waiting...Waiting For This Song To End.

 
AGREED!

Can't agree with ManBird because hard to actually know how God feels and "hate" is a such a strong word, but it is a pretty darn tedious tune. Waiting for it to get over with mute engaged.

 
MayBaby wrote:
I have to agree with ManBird.
 


 Bazooka wrote:
Bill, If you do this again....I will run to Paradise and give RP all the Money on Earth!!!!  {#Notworthy}
 
Me too!

Waiting...waiting...Waiting For This Song To End.

Bill, If you do this again....I will run to Paradise and give RP all the Money on Earth!!!!  {#Notworthy}

Forever! Oh and by the way when will Radio Paradise be avalible on XM/Sirius?

Peace...and Women...and Money

One of my favorites from the Doors
 Catalytic wrote:
This song greatly diminishes my opinion of this classic band. I wish I'd never heard it.
 

Give me some of that Yoda Porcupine Tree as a recovery
I have to agree with ManBird.
This song greatly diminishes my opinion of this classic band. I wish I'd never heard it.
This is bad even for The Doors. Does this dropdown menu go to negative numbers?
Krispian wrote:
Love the crunchy, grungy synth sound.


tis intentional amp distortion with a plain old electric organ. Synth it was not.
 That is a big part of what makes this stuff so ground breaking.
What folks today use a Moog and computers for, bands like the Doors used settings on regular instruments to achieve.

Paris...2000...on the tumb... the best
jlind
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Aug 20, 2008 - 12:50 < Reply >

Not the Door's best by any stretch of the word, but still very listenable. 7

{#Iamwithstupid}

Kokoloco53

(Safford, AZ)
Posted: Aug 04, 2008 - 15:51 < Reply >

I used to listen to a lot of Doors when I was younger, but as I got older, I lost it, Morrison's music just is not that fulfilling, not to mention that since learning about his personal life, it just washed away any respect I had for his stuff.


You must also dislike the Beatles, the Stones, and just about every other group here on RP.

That aside, I rather enjoyed seeing
The Doors, with Val Kimer as Mr. Mojo Risin'.

On the other hand, seeing Ray in concert a couple of years ago with Roy Rogers was a real turn-off. I go to concerts to hear music with an occasional anecdote—not to hear a bunch of personal political and pseudo-religious beliefs being thrust on me. Thankfully, the venue promoters comp'ed me a couple of tickets to another show of my choice. (This is in no way any reflection on Roy, whom I've enjoyed seeing twice alongside Norton Buffalo.)



This is one of my FAVE Doors tunes... so it goes to show that we all have different ideas of what we like. - 6 for me

So many 11 rating Doors tunes out there, sorry, this ain't one of em. I'll give it a 9.
Love the crunchy, grungy synth sound.
Great song, great album, great band. Period.{#Wave}
no comment  -  10.
 Tony0600 wrote:

I take it that comment was a joke. I would take serious issue if not
 
Yeah. I just get tired of hearing people say they loved Beck till they found out he was a Scientologist or that they loved Melissa Etheridge until they found out blah blah blah. But asking people to get over their small-minded prejudices is like asking them to stop breathing. But yeah, to me it's like saying Leonardo would have been brilliant if only he'd been straight. A funny parenthetical: The recent speculation that the Mona Lisa is actually a self-portrait of the artist as a young man (in drag). !!!! Which makes me love that painting all the more. Portrait of the artist as a young woman. :)
 ndad47 wrote:
i am the same way about peanut butter.  i used to like till i found out that it could be used as an anal lubricant especially the crunchy
  

               {#Eek}       {#Ass}     {#Stop}
 Odyzzeuz wrote:

I'm the same way about Leonardo da Vinci. I thought the Mona Lisa was great till I found out the artist was gay.
 
I take it that comment was a joke. I would take serious issue if not

I don't LOVE the song, but its interesting to me to hear Ray playing synthesizers... if you squint your ears a bit, you can hear some much more modern acts predicted here.

And as far as liking Jim Morrison and the Doors, I never did until I was introduced to American Prayer.
{#Puke}smells like drugs
i am the same way about peanut butter.  i used to like till i found out that it could be used as an anal lubricant especially the crunchy