Light My Fire
The Doors Lyrics


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

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Written by: John Densmore, Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek

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KlaxonCow

And what's even more remarkable is when you realise that the Doors never had a bassist.

The "bass" is Ray Manzarek's left hand.

Well, to be fair, on this studio track, they brought in a session musician Larry Knechtel to overdub a Fender bass to double Ray's left hand "bass" - just to really bring it out - but Ray really is doing all the "bass" on his left hand and that god-like keyboard solo on his right hand.

Like, at first you're stunned by that keyboard solo and then you realise that, bloody hell, he's also doing the "bass" part with his left hand too!

And, like, there was no bassist in the Doors. Go through their catalogue - it's Ray's left hand (well, sometimes, as with this track, they might bring in a bassist to overdub for the recording but all the songs were at least always composed with Ray's left hand).

You thought he was amazing and then you realise that, wow, he's actually a whole level above even that.

A keyboard god. No question about it. And no hyperbole involved.



KlaxonCow

@I S Actually, if you look it up on Wikipedia, then you find that they did bring in bassist Larry Knechtel to overdub a Fender bass part to DOUBLE Ray's organ bass on this track.

It's both Ray's left hand AND a Fender bass.

Ray really is playing both parts - and certainly did when they composed the track, before they reached the studio and got in a session bassist - but they overdubbed a real bass on top, just to bring out the bassline and make it pop more.

But Ray's organ bass is in there.

It was a production thing - using a real bass was just about bringing out the bass part (as this track really does groove in the bass and they wanted that brought forward) - and it was IN ADDITION to Ray's organ bass, not instead of. It's overdubbed on top of it (though the real bass might drown it out a little, but that was kind of the point of bringing in a real bass - as a real bass is louder and pops more than an organ bass, and it was (rightly) felt that this song needed its bassline brought to the front. In this song, the bass isn't a background thing, but is very much controlling the groove, so it needed to be brought into the foreground by doubling it up with a real bass on top).

In the isolated tracks, Ray really is playing both parts here. The real bass addition was just to bring out that bassline more.



sham al-karie

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



All comments from YouTube:

Guitar Lessons BobbyCrispy

When the very first song you ever write becomes a #1 hit ( written by guitarist Robbie Krieger ).

Michael Chappell

What he said

Milos Sreckovic

Wasn't it moonlight drive?

Erwin Erwin

@Karla Onofre suuuuuuuuper chida

Pollyanna

Did he write it or did satan help him as he does the others… they were all occultists who worshipped satan Sadly

Raymond J. Voas, Jr.

Bobby Crispy, the very first song you wrote was a #1 hit?

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FR

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

KlaxonCow

And what's even more remarkable is when you realise that the Doors never had a bassist.

The "bass" is Ray Manzarek's left hand.

Well, to be fair, on this studio track, they brought in a session musician Larry Knechtel to overdub a Fender bass to double Ray's left hand "bass" - just to really bring it out - but Ray really is doing all the "bass" on his left hand and that god-like keyboard solo on his right hand.

Like, at first you're stunned by that keyboard solo and then you realise that, bloody hell, he's also doing the "bass" part with his left hand too!

And, like, there was no bassist in the Doors. Go through their catalogue - it's Ray's left hand (well, sometimes, as with this track, they might bring in a bassist to overdub for the recording but all the songs were at least always composed with Ray's left hand).

You thought he was amazing and then you realise that, wow, he's actually a whole level above even that.

A keyboard god. No question about it. And no hyperbole involved.

elf150

let's go

Kyle Shaw

It may be the best lead keyboard guitar combination EVER recorded.

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