History NightmareFuel / TheDoors

22nd Jun '16 6:13:18 AM Kurtis
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* "End of the Line". The echoed keyboard effect sounds akin to something you'd hear in a haunted house attraction at an amusement park.

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* "End of the Line". The echoed keyboard effect sounds akin to something you'd hear in a haunted house attraction at an amusement park.park - one that actually manages to be scary in a trippy sort of way.



* "L'America" maintains the same ominous four chord progression throughout the majority of the song. That it deals with European colonization of the Americas - and specifically their mistreatment of Native Americans - probably doesn't help matters.

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* "L'America" maintains the same ominous four chord progression throughout the majority throughout. It sounds out of the song. That place on what is otherwise a very bluesy record, but not in a bad way; even so, it deals with European colonization of the Americas - and specifically their mistreatment of Native Americans - probably doesn't help matters.still has a rather dark tone.
21st Jun '16 7:59:40 AM Kurtis
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* "End of the Line". The echoed keyboard effect sounds akin to something you'd hear in a haunted house attraction at an amusement park.


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* Even though it's relatively mild from a thematic standpoint, "You're Lost Little Girl" is still a very haunting track.


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* "L'America" maintains the same ominous four chord progression throughout the majority of the song. That it deals with European colonization of the Americas - and specifically their mistreatment of Native Americans - probably doesn't help matters.
* The beginning of the title track. It sounds as if a car is driving along a desert highway, but with strange slide guitar licks thrown in for good measure.
8th Nov '15 6:41:01 PM wittylibrarian
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** The lyrics - about a foundering ship tossing its horses overboard to drown - are genuinely unsettling.


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** In concert performances, Morrison would stand at the mic during the firing squad sequence and collapse on-stage as if shot once the drummer makes his rimshot.
1st Jan '15 5:53:19 PM Patachou
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* The bizarre, disturbing imagery of "Not To Touch The Earth".

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* The bizarre, disturbing imagery of "Not To Touch The Earth".Earth", where Morrison even references the murder of UsefulNotes/JohnFKennedy.
--> ''Dead president's corpse in the driver's car''.
19th Dec '14 3:10:17 AM KingCrInuYasha
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** To add to the eerie atmosphere, this was supposedly the last song The Doors recorded when Jim Morrison was still in the band.
19th Dec '14 3:05:54 AM KingCrInuYasha
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'''Music/TheSoftParade''' / '''Absolutely Live'''
* The opening monologue from "The Soft Parade". '''''YOU CANNOT PETITION THE LORD WITH PRAYER!'''''



'''Absolutely Live'''
* '''''YOU CANNOT PETITION THE LORD WITH PRAYER!'''''
15th Dec '14 6:13:25 PM Patachou
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* The "Alabama Song" is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's opera "Mahagonny". At first it sounds like a [[DrunkenSong drinking song]]: ''Show me the way to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!'', but then it gets disturbing: "If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I tell you, we must die" and repeats that last line up to three times!

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* The "Alabama Song" is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's Music/KurtWeill's opera "Mahagonny". ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny''. At first it sounds like a [[DrunkenSong drinking song]]: ''Show me the way to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!'', but then it gets disturbing: "If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I bar/ I tell you, we must die" and repeats that last line up to three times!
13th Dec '14 2:11:36 AM Patachou
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Music/TheDoors are particually known for their haunting music and Morrison's spooky lyrics. The fact that Jim Morrison eventually died at 27, in mysterious circumstances, only adds to the creepy atmosphere of many of their songs.

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Music/TheDoors are particually known infamous for their haunting music and Morrison's spooky lyrics. The fact that Jim Morrison eventually died at 27, in mysterious circumstances, only adds to the creepy atmosphere of many of their songs.
13th Dec '14 2:10:07 AM Patachou
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* The "Alabama Song" is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's opera "Mahagonny". At first it sounds like a [[DrunkSong drinking song]]: ''Show me the way to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!'', but then it gets disturbing: "If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I tell you, we must die" and repeats that last line up to three times!

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* The "Alabama Song" is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's opera "Mahagonny". At first it sounds like a [[DrunkSong [[DrunkenSong drinking song]]: ''Show me the way to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!'', but then it gets disturbing: "If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I tell you, we must die" and repeats that last line up to three times!
13th Dec '14 2:09:42 AM Patachou
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The Doors are particually known for their haunting music and Morrison's spooky lyrics. The fact that Jim Morrison eventually died at 27, in mysterious circumstances, only adds to the creepy atmosphere of many of their songs.

* ''The Unknown Soldier'' where halfway through the song, a soldier is shot by a firing squad. The entire song calls up images of soldiers dying in battle, while ''"television children are fed"''. A thinly disguised jab at the VietnamWar, which was televised for generations to be scarred by the images.
* ''The End''. Singing about impending doom is already scary in itself, but near the end Morrison sings about killing his father, raping his mother, whereupon he screams in agony. After this parental murder the lyrics come back one more final time, before Morrison concludes the song with a haunting moan: ''"This is the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend!"''
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAr-WlxMZY&feature=related When The Music's Over]]''. Morrison singing in a disturbingly outstretched song about the moment when ''"the music is over"''. The end is especially frightening when he shouts that ''"music is your only friend... until the end"'', whereupon the entire world seems to die along with him.
* ''People Are Strange'', where Morrison sings about how ''"faces come out of the rain"''.
* ''Five To One'': ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKtvvI0g2uo No one here gets out alive.]]''
* The bizarre, disturbing imagery of ''"Not To Touch The Earth"''.
* ''"Strange days have found us, strange days have tracked us down..."''
* ''Horse Latitudes''. Basically, Jim Morrison screaming lyrics for a minute and a half while his bandmates howl like banshees the entire time.
* ''Riders On The Storm'': ''"Into this life we're born / into this world we're thrown / like a dog without a bone, an actor out on loan (...) there's a killer on the road / his brain is squirming like a toad (...) take a long holiday, let your children play / if you give this man a ride, sweet family will die"''
** If you listen carefully, you'll notice a quietly mixed whispered backing vocal throughout the song that is [[SelfBackingVocalist also done by Jim]]. Every single line of the song is whispered in unison with the lead vocals. It really adds to the eerie mood.
* ''The Spy'', which could be the theme song for any StalkerWithACrush.
* When Morrison was a very young child he once witnessed a car accident where several Native Americans were, according to him, shattered on the road. The image haunted him for his entire life and inspired many of his most chilling songs, including ''Peace Frog'': "Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding, ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind."''

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The Doors [[quoteright:337:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_m9rcqtobwg1qky792o1_500_751.gif]]

Music/TheDoors
are particually known for their haunting music and Morrison's spooky lyrics. The fact that Jim Morrison eventually died at 27, in mysterious circumstances, only adds to the creepy atmosphere of many of their songs.

'''[[Music/TheDoorsAlbum The Doors]]'''
* ''The The "Alabama Song" is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's opera "Mahagonny". At first it sounds like a [[DrunkSong drinking song]]: ''Show me the way to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!'', but then it gets disturbing: "If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I tell you, we must die" and repeats that last line up to three times!
* "The End". Singing about impending doom is already scary in itself, but near the end Morrison sings about killing his father, raping his mother, whereupon he screams in agony. After this parental murder the lyrics come back one more final time, before Morrison concludes the song with a haunting moan: "This is the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend!"

'''Music/StrangeDays'''
* ''Strange days have found us, strange days have tracked us down...''
* "People Are Strange", where Morrison sings about how "faces come out of the rain".
* "Horse Latitudes". Basically, Jim Morrison screaming lyrics for a minute and a half while his bandmates howl like banshees the entire time.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAr-WlxMZY&feature=related When The Music's Over]]". Morrison singing in a disturbingly outstretched song about the moment when "the music is over". The end is especially frightening when he shouts that ''music is your only friend... until the end'', whereupon the entire world seems to die along with him.

'''Music/WaitingForTheSun'''
* The bizarre, disturbing imagery of "Not To Touch The Earth".
* "The
Unknown Soldier'' Soldier" where halfway through the song, a soldier is shot by a firing squad. The entire song calls up images of soldiers dying in battle, while ''"television children are fed"''. A thinly disguised jab at the VietnamWar, which was televised for generations to be scarred by the images.
* ''The End''. Singing about impending doom is already scary in itself, but near the end Morrison sings about killing his father, raping his mother, whereupon he screams in agony. After this parental murder the lyrics come back one more final time, before Morrison concludes the song with a haunting moan: ''"This is the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeend!"''
*
"Five To One": ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAr-WlxMZY&feature=related When The Music's Over]]''. Morrison singing in a disturbingly outstretched song about the moment when ''"the music is over"''. The end is especially frightening when he shouts that ''"music is your only friend... until the end"'', whereupon the entire world seems to die along with him.
* ''People Are Strange'', where Morrison sings about how ''"faces come out of the rain"''.
* ''Five To One'': ''[[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=pKtvvI0g2uo No one here gets out alive.]]''
]]''

'''Music/MorrisonHotel'''
* The bizarre, disturbing imagery of ''"Not To Touch The Earth"''.
* ''"Strange days have found us, strange days have tracked us down..."''
* ''Horse Latitudes''. Basically, Jim Morrison screaming lyrics for a minute and a half while his bandmates howl like banshees the entire time.
* ''Riders On The Storm'': ''"Into this life we're born / into this world we're thrown / like a dog without a bone, an actor out on loan (...) there's a killer on the road / his brain is squirming like a toad (...) take a long holiday, let your children play / if you give this man a ride, sweet family will die"''
** If you listen carefully, you'll notice a quietly mixed whispered backing vocal throughout the song that is [[SelfBackingVocalist also done by Jim]]. Every single line of the song is whispered in unison with the lead vocals. It really adds to the eerie mood.
* ''The Spy'',
"The Spy", which could be the theme song for any StalkerWithACrush.
* When Morrison was a very young child he once witnessed a car accident where several Native Americans were, according to him, shattered on the road. The image haunted him for his entire life and inspired many of his most chilling songs, including ''Peace Frog'': "Indians "Peace Frog":
--> ''Indians
scattered on dawn's highway bleeding, ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind."''''

'''Absolutely Live'''



* The ''"Alabama Song"'' is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's opera ''"Mahagonny"''. At first it sounds like a drinking song: ''"Show me the way to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!"'', but then it gets disturbing: ''"If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I tell you, we must die"'' and repeats that last line up to three times!

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'''Music/LAWoman'''
* "Riders On The ''"Alabama Song"'' is a cheery song taken from Creator/BertoltBrecht and Creator/KurtWeill's opera ''"Mahagonny"''. At first it sounds Storm":
--> ''Into this life we're born / into this world we're thrown /
like a drinking song: ''"Show me dog without a bone, an actor out on loan (...) there's a killer on the way road / his brain is squirming like a toad (...) take a long holiday, let your children play / if you give this man a ride, sweet family will die''
** If you listen carefully, you'll notice a quietly mixed whispered backing vocal throughout the song that is [[SelfBackingVocalist also done by Jim]]. Every single line of the song is whispered in unison with the lead vocals. It really adds
to the next whiskey bar/ Oh don't ask why/ Oh don't ask why!"'', but then it gets disturbing: ''"If we don't find the next whiskey bar/I tell you, we must die"'' and repeats that last line up to three times! eerie mood.
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