The Wasp
The Doors Lyrics

I want to tell you 'bout Texas radio and the big beat
Comes out of the Virginia swamps
Cool and slow with plenty of precision
With a back beat narrow and hard to master

Some call it heavenly in its brilliance
Others, mean and rueful of the Western dream
I love the friends I have gathered together on this thin raft
We have constructed pyramids in honor of our escaping
This is the land where the Pharaoh died

The Negroes in the forest brightly feathered
They are saying, "forget the night
Live with us in forests of azure
Out here on the perimeter there are no stars
Out here we is stoned, immaculate"

Listen to this, and I'll tell you 'bout the heartache
I'll tell you 'bout the heartache and the loss of God
I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night
The meager food for souls forgot
I'll tell you 'bout the maiden with wrought iron soul

I'll tell you this
No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn

I'll tell you 'bout Texas radio and the Big Beat
Soft, driven, slow and mad, like some new language

Now, listen to this, and I'll tell you 'bout the Texas
I'll tell you 'bout the Texas radio
I'll tell you 'bout the hopeless night
Wandering the Western dream
Tell you 'bout the maiden with wrought iron soul

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

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Mina #9

I've never heard this song and this was outstanding!!!!

Rynh 777


Henry Reinhold

I just shared this with a friend whose never listened to the doors. It’s a jewel for sure.

Mike Pannazzo

The Doors r one of the most under-rated bands.

Dale Vackar

@Mina #9 They keep playing the same crap day after day and forgetting the really good stuff.

Mina #9

@Gary Blanchard Radio don't play nothing outside their rotation. It's ridiculous

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Gerard Stothard

Sometimes the flame that burns brightest doesn't always burn longest. The Doors music will still be getting airplay in a thousand years.


Yes, like the biggest stars in the galaxy that burn themselves out quickly and last less than a billion years.

Kevin Kaczowski

@Russell Simonds what does that have to do with original comment?

Russell Simonds

Every junkie's like a setting sun

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