Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 7, 2011 10:21:10 GMT
Wha, yeah! C'mon, yeah Yeah, c'mon, yeah Yeah, c'mon Oh, yeah, ma Yeah, I'm a back door man I'm a back door man The men don't know But the little girl understand
Hey, all you people that tryin' to sleep I'm out to make it with my midnight dream, yeah
'Cause I'm a back door man The men don't know But the little girls understand All right, yeah
You men eat your dinner Eat your pork and beans I eat more chicken Than any man ever seen, yeah, yeah
I'm a back door man, wha The men don't know But the little girls understand Well, I'm a back door man I'm a back door man Whoa, baby, I'm a back door man The men don't know But the little girls understand
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Dec 7, 2011 10:31:42 GMT
Chicago blues from the legendary Willie Dixon. This is another of The Doors most famous covers which was played practically throught their entire career with Jim Morrison.
the basic premise is about a man who sneaks in the backdoor when the husband is away. It also can be taken as someone who induldges in anal sex. John Densmore described the song as "deeply sexual and got everyone moving."
Musically a straightforward excercise for The Doors who had been honing their blues skills in clubs since early 1966. The track is mostly organ driven with a nice Robby solo in the middle supported as always by Densmore's solid drumming.
Morrison's vocal is first class as he screams and moans his way through a song that would send shockwaves through America once they realised exactly who they were dealing with.
The Doors lyric differed slightly from the original Dixon lyric which is seen below.
am... A backdoor man I am, a backdoor man The men don't know it But the little girls, they understand
When everybody's sound asleep, I'm somewhere making my midnight creep. Yes in the morning, when the rooster crows. Something tells me, I got to go. I am... A backdoor man I am, a backdoor man The men don't know it But the little girls, they understand
They took me to the doctor. Shot full o' holes. Nurse she cried, please save his soul. 'Charged him with murder, in the first degree. Judge's wife cried. Let the man go free!
Cop's wife cried. Don't take him down. I'd rather be dead. Six feet in the ground. When you come home you can eat pork and beans. I eats mo' chicken than any man ever seen
I am... A backdoor man I am, a backdoor man The men don't know it But the little girls, they understand
Dixon wrote the song for Chester Burnett aka Howlin Wolf who used it as a B Side of 'Wang Dang Doodle' in 1961. Interesting as the song is creditted to Burnett not Dixon. This happened a lot to Willie. Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love being perhaps the most famous case of him not being given credit for his work. The Doors to their credit always noted who the song was written by when they did a cover.