Runnin' Blue
The Doors Lyrics


Poor Otis dead and gone, Left me here to sing his song
Pretty little girl with the red dress on
Poor Otis dead and gone
Yeah, back down, turn around slowly
Try it again, remembering when
It was easy, try it again
Much to easy, rememberin' when
All right, look at my shoes, Not quite the walkin' blues
Don't fight, too much to lose, Can't fight the runnin' blues
Well, I've got the runnin' blues
Runnin' away, back to L.A.
Got to find the dock of the bay
Maybe find it back in L.A.
Runnin' scared, runnin' blue
Goin' so fast, what'll I do
Well, I've got the runnin' blues
Runnin' away, back to L.A.
Got to find the dock of the bay
Maybe find it back in L.A.
All right, look at my shoes
Not quite the walkin' blues
Don't fight, too much to lose
Can't fight the runnin' blues
All right, look at my shoes
Not quite the walkin' blues
Don't fight, too much to lose
Can't fight the runnin' blues

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Ray Ursillo

Poor Otis dead and gone
Left me here to sing his song
Pretty little girl with the red dress on
Poor Otis dead and gone

Yeah, back down, turn around slowly
Try it again, remembering when
It was easy, try it again
Much to easy, rememberin' when

All right, look at my shoes
Not quite the walkin' blues
Don't fight, too much to lose
Can't fight the runnin' blues Well, I've got the runnin' blues
Runnin' away, back to L.A.
Got to find the dock of the bay
Maybe find it back in L.A.

Runnin' scared
Runnin' blue
Goin' so fast
What'll I do

Well, I've got the runnin' blues
Runnin' away, back to L.A.
Got to find the dock of the bay
Maybe find it back in L.A.

All right, look at my shoes
Not quite the walkin' blues
Don't fight, too much to lose
Can't fight the runnin' blues

All right, look at my shoes
Not quite the walkin' blues
Don't fight, too much to lose
Can't fight the runnin' blues



All comments from YouTube:

J. B

I'm glad the band risked taking such a departure. Love the horns and strings, the country fiddle. This project was NOT a mistake. It's often something people discover later and marvel at. Paul Rothchild, their producer, was wise to encourage this change.

Alwaystuned

This is one of the most underrated records ever!!!

liaxgunionn

i can see why

kxkd dlxl

Bro are you live

DeViLfOrKeD eNt

one of my favorite doors songs..they should play this on there radio rotations

Louis O.

Every band has one album that's so underrated and this is the doors' in my opinion. Took a SHIT long time to record to, thanks to Morrison's drinking. I like the horn section, which ironically, is why everyone hates it.

John Delmos

throw in those horns

Nationstation

strings and horns is why with that mandolin on this song

Ben Miler

I have to admit the only song I don't particularly care for on this album is "Tell All the People" and it's the opening cut. This is probably the big reason the album gets trashed on. To me it's pretty lounge-y and I can see the disgusted faces on many fans upon hearing it at the time. That and the big hit single "Touch Me" (that came out several months before the LP), although I don't find that one bad. The rest I find is great, like "Shaman Blues" and the title track. "Runnin' Blue" is a rare time the Doors showing their less-serious side during the Morrison years but to be fair this was Robbie Krieger's song. That bluegrass part and Dylan vocals crack me up every time.

Chuck Chesser

This album was over produced. They do a great live version of Soft Parade and its way better.

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