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The Doors — Moonlight Drive
Album: Strange Days
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 710









Released: 1967
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
Penetrate the evening that the
City sleeps to hide
Let's swim out tonight love
It's our time to try
Park besides the ocean
On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
Surrender to the waking world that
Laps against our side
Nothing left open and
No time to decide
We'll stop into a river
On our moonlight drive

Let's swim to the moon
Let's climb through the tide
You'll reach your hand to hold me
But I can't be your guide
It's easy to love you
As I watch you glide
Falling through wet forests
On our moonlight drive, baby
Moonlight drive

Come on baby, gonna take a little ride
Come on, down by the oceanside
Gonna get real close, get real tight
Baby, gonna drown tonight
Gonna drown, drown, drown
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 Egctheow wrote:
You gotta agree with h8rhater!!! Nicely put.
 
I indeed wish that the present teenage generation did rediscover it. I did thanks to Oliver Stone's film, and whatever you think of the film, I'm grateful it was made. Mind you the present generation doesn't know who the heck Michael (let alone Kirk) Douglas is. Pfffff
This is teaching for you, the machine to turn you into a premature old fart{#Ass}. Still, I'm in tune with the Doors {#Whistle} ;-)
 

For me it was walking to the beach on a hot sunny day in 1981 while listening to Love Street on a boombox that pulled me all the way in.
Heck of a segue from Kent
 kcar wrote:


Yes, that's right. The world's been pretending that the Doors were a good band.

For 50+ f%#$in' years.

But gosh, thank God you showed up to tell the world where it went wrong.

 
Freaking awesome answer kcar!!  Long Live RP and you witty comments too!!  I just bumped my 10 to an 11....errr….
 lizardking wrote:

I'm "impressed" by the vitriol thrown towards The Doors.  Especially as one of the fans of their music (incl. this great track, as depicted in the movie, this was the song that got the whole thing started, and I happily rate it a 10) I really love that they were rebels in many different ways.  No bassist was different, drugs and such and all of Jim's antics.  I for one really wish the Blues version of the doors, starting with their 5th and 6th/last album, had been around MUCH longer....Jim really was a great Blues singer IMO. And the 3 musicians were super too in their own ways.  I don't think John Densmore gets enough credit as a more than solid drummer.  And it was Densmore that said "Fuck no the Doors music ain't for advertisers to use" and beings that the band made a decision ONLY if all 4 agreed (or at this point, all 3 of 'em) and even though the other 2 said "yeah, we could use the cash" it was John that got them (thankfully) away from selling a song (for like a buick commercial or something...can't remember now....)

Anyway, I suppose you feel about them as I do about U2/Radiohead/manyothersetc - I say LONG LIVE RP and all MUSIC!

 
I didn't give it a 10, but, I couldn't agree more.  thanks for the insightful comment.  
 Ericocean wrote:
I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band
 

Yes, that's right. The world's been pretending that the Doors were a good band.

For 50+ f%#$in' years.

But gosh, thank God you showed up to tell the world where it went wrong.

 Tom Petty says..  " You don't have to be good, you just had to have an attitude." The doors had the attitude.Slam wrote:
Seconded.
 

Ericocean wrote:
I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band

 

 

You gotta agree with h8rhater!!! Nicely put.
 
I indeed wish that the present teenage generation did rediscover it. I did thanks to Oliver Stone's film, and whatever you think of the film, I'm grateful it was made. Mind you the present generation doesn't know who the heck Michael (let alone Kirk) Douglas is. Pfffff
This is teaching for you, the machine to turn you into a premature old fart{#Ass}. Still, I'm in tune with the Doors {#Whistle} ;-)
 Ericocean wrote:
I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band
 
Most of the 7.5+ billion people in the world probably have no idea who they even were.
 Slam wrote:
Seconded.
 

Ericocean wrote:
I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band

 

 
Gotta love it when someone (or two) thinks the whole world is wrong and, by some miraculous specialness, they are right.
 
This band has been beloved and, perhaps more importantly, rediscovered by generation after generation in spite of recording their last song nearly 50 years ago.  Virtuosity at EVERY position.  Of all the great bands, there are few that blended their talents into a greater "whole" better than The Doors. 
 
And the writing!... "Let's swim to the moon.  Let's climb to the tide. Penetrate the evening that the city sleeps to hide." 
 
Get over yourselves h8rs and embrace, or at the very least accept, that this is a truly great band that has stood the test of time.
 
Thanks BillG for keeping them regularly in the loop.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Man, I wish we had some far-out bluesy rock like this nowadays... Jim sang The Blues in a very special way, and his band was superb.

 
As always, CoJo, you tell it as it is.  {#High-five}
Seconded.
 

Ericocean wrote:
I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band

 


Man, I wish we had some far-out bluesy rock like this nowadays... Jim sang The Blues in a very special way, and his band was superb.
 Ericocean wrote:
I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band

 
I'm "impressed" by the vitriol thrown towards The Doors.  Especially as one of the fans of their music (incl. this great track, as depicted in the movie, this was the song that got the whole thing started, and I happily rate it a 10) I really love that they were rebels in many different ways.  No bassist was different, drugs and such and all of Jim's antics.  I for one really wish the Blues version of the doors, starting with their 5th and 6th/last album, had been around MUCH longer....Jim really was a great Blues singer IMO. And the 3 musicians were super too in their own ways.  I don't think John Densmore gets enough credit as a more than solid drummer.  And it was Densmore that said "Fuck no the Doors music ain't for advertisers to use" and beings that the band made a decision ONLY if all 4 agreed (or at this point, all 3 of 'em) and even though the other 2 said "yeah, we could use the cash" it was John that got them (thankfully) away from selling a song (for like a buick commercial or something...can't remember now....)

Anyway, I suppose you feel about them as I do about U2/Radiohead/manyothersetc - I say LONG LIVE RP and all MUSIC!

I wish the world would stop pretending this is a good band
{#Fever} still sounds good and fresh today !
 Ljenny wrote:
tedious

 
A little ADD in the family maybe? This is anything but tedious. Christ, it feels like it's only 2:30 min long even though it's actually 3.
Always the blues lurking around. They had it.
 johnjconn wrote:

Alcohol + an inability to understand the term "moderation"

But what a set of pipes he had 

 
He was an intelligent fellow, so I am quite sure he understood "moderation". He just chose a different path.
I recall the first few times I heard this. Surely, I was never the same; my eyes and ears had been opened, and my mind freed to roam...
Godlike

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This song is probably really of a case of you had to be there.  Not then, but there.  The Doors were SoCal.  This is a song that captures the feeling of what it was like to be there, then.  Heading to the beach, in the middle of the night, the thrill and the excitement of getting and being there.

Glad I was, and I love this song, because it still takes me back to that time and place.


tedious
 Proclivities wrote:
 rtrudeau wrote:

Woohoo, no George Winston segue this time. 

I can't understand the too-low rating for this song. Jim Morrison was one of the sexiest-sounding, albeit most messed up people of the twentieth century.


Maybe to you he was; to me, the 20th century had many, many more interesting, sexy, and talented figures than Jim Morrison.
 
I wouldn't say "messed up", that description belongs to the likes of Charlie Manson.  Jim Morrison was eccentric, as were and are so many talented genii in this benighted world of ours.  Don't ever forget:  his talents as a poet, musician and all around stage performer will continue to frame him as an Icon for that age of wonderment.

Ah Jim, why did you have to leave us so soon?
Bill really needs to play Fly Me To The Moon after this.
 rtrudeau wrote:
Woohoo, no George Winston segue this time. 

I can't understand the too-low rating for this song. Jim Morrison was one of the sexiest-sounding, albeit most messed up people of the twentieth century.


Maybe to some people he was; to me, the 20th century had many, many more interesting, sexy, and talented figures than Jim Morrison.

 h8rhater wrote:

If you had said "Lola", "Who Are You", "Teach Your Children", and "Light My Fire" your argument would hold some water.  But the songs that you have listed are NOT regular radio play.  Quit your crying.

 

Yeah, what he said.
En The Doors!!!
And in STEREO !
These guys could really nail it sometimes. As was mentioned here before, their blues touches are really nice.
 jkdufair wrote:
Well, I seldom turn off RP unless I have to get up from my desk, but the The Kinks, The Who, CSN, and now The Doors within less than an hour finally does it for me. I listen to RP to get away from "classic rock". I don't mind a deep cut maybe once a day, but "Victoria," "Love, Reign O'er Me," "Helplessly Hoping," and "Moonlight Drive"? Did RP get bought by ClearChannel when we weren't looking?
 
If you had said "Lola", "Who Are You", "Teach Your Children", and "Light My Fire" your argument would hold some water.  But the songs that you have listed are NOT regular radio play.  Quit your crying.

This is one of my Doors favs!
 countyman wrote:

It's down to 10% as of today, if that makes you feel better!

 
We are down to 9.2% in our attempt to marginalize the fools who would rate this a 1.

Amazing song from an amazing album, although you probably hadda be there...

Yellow Moon, Moonlight Drive.... I am waiting for the Blue Moon.
Thursday maybe?
 toterola wrote:
11% of the votes for this song are a "1"? WTF?!? {#Stupid}
 
It's down to 10% as of today, if that makes you feel better!

 rtrudeau wrote:

Woohoo, no George Winston segue this time. 

I can't understand the too-low rating for this song. Jim Morrison was one of the sexiest-sounding, albeit most messed up people of the twentieth century.


 
And that alone is enough for a five or higher?  I think not.

It is enough that it is The Doors
11% of the votes for this song are a "1"? WTF?!? {#Stupid}
calypsus_1 wrote:
.... ... ... ...

 "Strange Days"


Err ... you said it, brother.


This album is very well obtained, all the songs that are enclosed here disclose a period particularly fertile and inspired that this band "The Doors" (one of my preferences without a doubt!) crossed in 1967;  therefore i would detach here the song of my election enclosed in this album that is "You're Lost Little Girl", the one that more sensetizes for me and perhaps that it withholds the personal record of hearings between all of this album; this is a mere personal point of view that i admit to be able to be subject to the best opinion, considering in such difficult way the choice, in a similar way that the songs are immensely rich all that compose this album

album "
Strange Days" (1967)

** 10 **



woohoo. LOVE this song.{#Bananasplit}
Nice segue from yellow moon.

Woohoo, no George Winston segue this time. 

I can't understand the too-low rating for this song. Jim Morrison was one of the sexiest-sounding, albeit most messed up people of the twentieth century.


Doors = automatic 1 or 2, except for one song of theirs, which I won't mention for fear RP will play it.
{#Bananajam}

From one of my two most-favorite Doors' LPs (the first being their debut).

Gotta say, though, they were blown off the stage by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown!
PERDIDOUSA wrote:
Looks like these two songs are tied together for good, because once again this is following Winston's version of Spanish Caravan...
I think Riders on the Storm would be a nice one to follow Winston's Spanish Caravan too....
kurtster wrote:
Great segue, from Winston's Spanish Caravan to Morrison's Moonlight Drive.
Looks like these two songs are tied together for good, because once again this is following Winston's version of Spanish Caravan...
Great segue, from Winston's Spanish Caravan to Morrison's Moonlight Drive.
oh yes!
:notworthy:
Well, I seldom turn off RP unless I have to get up from my desk, but the The Kinks, The Who, CSN, and now The Doors within less than an hour finally does it for me. I listen to RP to get away from "classic rock". I don't mind a deep cut maybe once a day, but "Victoria," "Love, Reign O'er Me," "Helplessly Hoping," and "Moonlight Drive"? Did RP get bought by ClearChannel when we weren't looking?
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