Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 29, 2011 10:58:49 GMT
Ray Manzarek: It's a dark Venice Beach song. Four a.m. You can't sleep. Your girl's passed out, and who knows what arguments you've been through. She's cold and she'll kill. You. Take it out of Venice and stick in Hollywood and it's The Day of the Locust.
Morrison shows how low he can go with a tremendous doom laden bluesy baritone. One fascinating aspect is at the end of the song where Jim does a really good impression of a guitar and harmonica.
Also interesting is the LAW DVD release in 2000 which saw the extended version with an extra verse.
"Dog crawl by my window. in the cruel morning yard Dog crawl by my window. in the cruel morning yard To lose your love & keep her that's more than hard"
We see from the Green Songbook that this was included in Jim's thoughts for the song at the beginning and it's odd it was omitted from the 1971 album release.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Nov 22, 2012 13:01:30 GMT
This is from what is reffered to as the Green Songbook which is believed to be from 1965/1966. Cars Hiss By My Window was a standard blues song that The Doors had played on several occasions before the recording of the song for LAW. It appears it was in Morrison's mind well before the debut album and it is surprising that it took so long to appear.
Cars hiss by my window like waves on the beach My baby's right beside me But she's out of reach
Headlights thru my window Crawling on the wall I can't hear my baby Tho I call & call My window starts to tremble Like a sonic boom A cold girl will kill you In a darkened room
You are my window on a city When we turn off the light I walk into your whisper & fall thru the night
Dogs roam out my window in the cruel morning yard To lose your love & keep her Is more than hard
I just found out recently that if you listen to the song on spotify with good headphones or in ears that there's a subtrack running in your left ear, with slightly different lyrics and just out of time compared to the mastertrack you hear. I was surprised by that