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I hope you never had to pretend to like liver and onions. Regards.
I once met a cute guy on a Greyhound bus who claimed to be a writer. His favorite authors? "Oh, I don't read. I don't want any outside influences." When pressed, he averred that okay, yes, he did read occasionally. But only poetry, and only the poetry of one author: Jim Morrison.
I did a lot of stupid things when I was younger, but even dumb 20-something-year-old me realized this was a deal breaker.
"Women SEEM wicked when you're unwanted..."
Put that in the context of a prior lyric:
"Faces LOOK ugly when you're alone..."
The whole point of the song is that your circumstances make you see the world differently from how it really is. Morrison is reminding us that when you're lonely, the world and the other people look ugly, but it's not reality; it's just how you feel. They're gently reminding us that those who reject us aren't actually devils.
Think what you like about The Doors, but don't publish an article interpreting their lyrics before you learn basic reading comprehension.
@2 That is terrible and classic and amazing all at once.
"Shaman, poet, lizard king--believe that guff and you'll miss a great pop band. Ass man, schlockmeister, cosmic slimeball--that's where Jim Morrison's originality lies... Right beneath the back-door macho resides a weak-willed whine as El Lay as Jackson Browne's, and the struggle between the two would have landed him in Vegas if he hadn't achieved oblivion in Paris first. Compelling in part because he's revolting, Jimbo reminds us that some assholes actually do live with demons. His three sidemen rocked almost as good as the Stones. Without him they were nothing."
I'm also loving the "Bands I Pretended to Like For Boys" series; hope to read many more!
Not any of the women I dated. My girlfriends exposed me to tons of cool music, and one of them used to mock me for liking Jim Morrison.
I'll counter by asking what kind of loser calls 16 year old girls losers?
I'm enjoying this series Kathleen, keep 'em coming!
@Ms. Tarrant: My mom bought me the blue plaid sheets, it's not in a 16 year old nerd's DNA to buy their own sheets. Why did Boomer mom's think their sons needed blue plaid?
But I also now have an older friend who was dating Morrison during the same period, and broke up with him because he was an asshole.
Yes, she's cooler than all the rest of us put together.
It's white knight "John In Ballard" to the rescue!
The author is 30 years old, and she's using her platform to mock teen boys, cause it's "built into their DNA", you see.
Ha ha ha, but if you're dishing it out, you should also be able to take it. Gender equality and all that.
Here's an idea for a series I'd read: "Skill Sets I Pretended to Have During my Stranger Job Interview."
"He said this as Morrison moaned:"women seem wicked when you're unwanted / Streets are uneven when you're down." It occurred to me through my hormonal haze....... maybe I was the type of cool girl who was turned on by a beautiful rock God who seemed to really hinkle that women who don't want to S his D are in a hoots with the devil"