Light My Fire
The Doors Lyrics


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You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on, baby, light my fire
Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on, baby, light my fire
Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on, baby, light my fire
Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

Come on, baby, light my fire
Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire




Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to the song "Light My Fire" by The Doors are an invitation to explore passion and desire. The singer acknowledges that he cannot lie to his lover and that they both long for a higher experience. He urges the woman to "light his fire". This could be decoded as a metaphor for sexual desire or a more profound spiritual plane of existence. The singer communicates that there is no time to hesitate, and they both must take a chance to find something greater than what they have now. The lyrics highlight the element of risk and loss involved in pursuing true passion. The singer admits that this pursuit might come with a cost, and their love could end up being a "funeral pyre". The song ends with the repetition of the chorus, which is an invitation to ignite the fire and take a leap of faith towards fulfilling their innermost desires.


Line by Line Meaning

You know that it would be untrue
I am aware that I might be misleading you


You know that I would be a liar
You know that I am not truthful with you


If I was to say to you
If I tell you that


Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Our experience couldn't be better than it already is


Come on, baby, light my fire
You should ignite my passion


Try to set the night on fire
Attempt to create an unforgettable moment


The time to hesitate is through
We have wasted enough time and must act now


No time to wallow in the mire
We cannot afford to be stuck in this situation


Try now we can only lose
Even though the risk of failure is high, we should still try


And our love become a funeral pyre
Our love is deteriorating and might become the cause of our destruction


Try to set the night on fire, yeah
We should make a conscious effort to make tonight memorable


You know that it would be untrue
I am aware that I might be misleading you


You know that I would be a liar
You know that I am not truthful with you


If I was to say to you
If I tell you that


Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Our experience couldn't be better than it already is


Come on, baby, light my fire
You should ignite my passion


Try to set the night on fire
Attempt to create an unforgettable moment


Try to set the night on fire
Attempt to create an unforgettable moment


Try to set the night on fire
Attempt to create an unforgettable moment


Try to set the night on fire
Attempt to create an unforgettable moment




Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing
Written by: John Densmore, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

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@jjphank

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Psalm 139 is about the human body!



@jjphank

Friend, better have Jesus as your Lord and Savior before you die, you don’t wanna end up in eternal hell for Sinning against eternal God, which is what will happen. I got all the proof in the world to prove the Bible is true after all. Science, psychology, etc. first I’ll give you psychology!

You cannot out psychologize the Bible for God not to throw you into hell for all eternity. In other words, you cannot come up with a good enough excuse here and now, so you will not be able to on judgment day. If you say you did not want to be born, God is going to say you should’ve been born again, that means become a Christian so that’s not gonna work. And there are no other excuses try to think of one. So now you know for the first time in your life, that the Bible is smarter than you and it is a steel trap, smarter than all of mankind, What should you do then? So at least investigate and look to see that these things are true, because right now you just learned the Bible is smarter than you, and you will be accountable for your life on judgment day before God!

Prophecy, the Bible is 27% prophecy, that’s future history written in advance. God‘s really sticking his neck out to get it cut off if he’s wrong, but he hasn’t been wrong about the thousands of prophecies that were fulfilled, so he’ll be right about the end of the world prophecies as well and you’ll have no excuse on judgment day for not looking for truth!
Caveat: you cannot look for God in times of chaos says Isaiah 45:19, so you better do it now. In other words,You’ll be too worried about your own survival when chaos hits, than your eternal destiny!

Statistic probability of 40 writers writing the Bible with zero margin of deviation, proves God wrote the Bible through the 40 writers!
God authored the Bible!

DNA does not auto encrypt, the code writer is outside of the code of the 3300000,000,000 lines of computer code in the human genome of our DNA! So who wrote the code to such sophistication?
1,000,000 seconds is 12 days, 1,000,000,000 seconds is 32 years! That’s the difference between 1 million and 1 billion!
One person’s DNA could fill the Grand Canyon up to 50 times full of books. John 21:25 “I suppose everything Jesus did, the world wouldn’t have enough room for the books telling of it.“ this verse would be fulfilled!
Psalm 139:16 “in my members you have written many books“!
Psalm 139 is about the human body!



@mamuka9232

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now, we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now, we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire



@WNRM

Light My Fire
The Doors
One of the Doors first songs, written primarily by the band’s guitarist, Robby Krieger,
Produced by
Paul A. Rothchild
Release Date : April 1, 1967

[Verse 1]
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

[Chorus]
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

[Verse 2]
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

[Chorus]
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Yeah...

[Bridge]
[Verse 2]
The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

[Chorus]
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Yeah

[Verse 1]
You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn't get much higher

[Chorus]
Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire



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@Puggernuts

Man that keyboard solo never fails to put me in a trance, awesome song.

@patrickchoo8652

Agree. So haunting. Like House of the Rising Sun Alan Price organ piece !

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That's why they played it all summer long.

@Burt472

Great Ray...RIP

@maltipillai4553

Doors still in demand

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My intro to the 70s music❤

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This song's keyboard solo is one of the best things ever to have happened to humanity

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