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Moonlight Drive - The Doors

Moonlight Drive

Strange Days
classic rock Psychedelic Rock rock 60s The Doors


"Moonlight Drive" is a song from The Doors' second album, Strange Days. Although it was only a B-side (of "Love Me Two Times"), it is a favorite in The Doors canon. Though a conventional blues arrangement, "Moonlight Drive"'s defining feature was its slightly off-beat rhythm and, more significantly, Robby Krieger's 'Bottle-neck' guitar which creates an eerie sound. The song is known to fans as being one of the first written by lead singer Jim Morrison. According to the Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive by Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman, Morrison wrote it (as "Moonlight Ride") during his halcyon days on a rooftop in Venice Beach, a suburb of Los Angeles, California in 1965. Later on, when he happened upon friend and soon-to-be fellow band member Ray Manzarek, he uttered the memorable lines, "Let's swim to the moon, let's climb through the tide, penetrate the evening that the city sleeps to hide." Reportedly Manzarek was immediately awestruck, and they decided at that moment to form a band; Morrison already had a name picked out: The Doors. Recordings of live performances of this song reveal a link to a sort of death by drowning - whether murder, suicide or simply going too far. Morrison sings in live performances, probably improvising, referring to "fishes for your friends" and "pearls for your eyes" conjuring an image of a rotten corpse lying at the bottom of the ocean while simultaneously referencing Shakespeare. The song was featured in the 1971 film Two-Lane Blacktop. In addition, its title is also used as the name of professional wrestler John Hennigan's corkscrew neckbreaker finishing move under his Jim Morrison-esque John Morrison character.


The Doors were an American rock band which formed in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1965. The band consisted of Jim Morrison (vocals), Ray Manzarek (organ), Robby Krieger (guitar) and John Densmore (drums). In this configuration, the band released six albums, all of which were successful and released two US #1 hit singles - 1967's "Light My Fire" and 1968's "Hello, I Love You". After Morrison's death at his apartment at 17 Rue Beautraillis Paris in 1971 Show more ...

Moonlight Drive - The Doors

Let s swim to the moon, uh huh
Let s climb through the tide
Penetrate the evenin that the
City sleeps to hide Let s swim out tonight, love
It s our turn to try
Parked beside the ocean
On our moonlight drive
Let s swim to the moon, uh huh
Let s climb through the tide
Surrender to the waiting worlds
That lap against our side

Nothin left open
And no time to decide
We ve stepped into a river
On our moonlight drive

Let s swim to the moon
Let s climb through the tide
You reach your hand to hold me
But I can t be your guide

Easy, I 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
Down, down by the ocean side
Gonna get real close
Get real tight
Baby gonna drown tonight
Goin down, down, down



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