The Doors — Waiting For The Sun
Album: Morrison Hotel
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
At first flash of Eden, we race down to the sea
Standing there on freedom's shore

Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun

Can you feel it, now that spring has come?
That it's time to live in the scattered sun

Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun

Waiting
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting

Waiting
Waiting
Waiting
Waiting

Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to hear my song
Waiting for you to come along
Waiting for you to tell me what went wrong

This is the strangest life I've ever known
Yeah!

Can't you feel it, now that spring has come?
That it's time to live in the scattered sun

Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
Waiting for the sun
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 FatPants wrote:
Boy does my wife hate the Doors. But even if she's right on most things she's wrong on this one.

 
two notes to self: 1) Only the names change 2) you will NEVER do better than break even{#Yes}
ahhhhh....heaven
Boy does my wife hate the Doors. But even if she's right on most things she's wrong on this one.
Definitely different, and that's why I've always liked them. Morrison's creativity, earthiness, and fearlessness scares a lot of folks; I dig it
an art band which just happened, briefly, to gain incredible popularity. does not happen very often. 
 Let me see... Light my Fire, Break on Through, LA Women & Riders on the Storm?
Cueburned wrote:
Well at least it isn't one of the 4 tracks that have been overplayed by radio for almost 50 years.
 

 


Well at least it isn't one of the 4 tracks that have been overplayed by radio for almost 50 years.
 


The cover photo was taken by Henry Diltz at the actual Morrison Hotel, located at 1246 South Hope Street in Los Angeles. Diltz told the desk clerk they were going to take a few photos, and the clerk said they couldn’t without the owner’s permission and the owner wasn’t there. They took the pictures while the clerk was inside the elevator. The elevator numbers right under the ‘son’ in ‘Morrison’ are lit in the cover. The band jumped right behind the windows and hit their places without shuffling as Diltz took the shot...
(from album Wiki)

 garyalex wrote:
Why not use the right album cover?

 
The song is from this album and was left off the album with this title.
 
Dark side of JM...many more tunes to be respected if you don't like this.  Gone too soon {#Umbrella}
Why not use the right album cover?
 Steely_D wrote:

Not true. We enjoy a lot of different things, and it's fine to hate the Doors, like I do. Morrison comes off like a high school self-important bully, and I don't need that in my music.

What's not OK is to hate the other RP listeners. It's fine to talk about the music, but let's stay away from insulting each other.
It isn't hard to do. 

 
So you hate The Doors? Not ambivalent towards, dislike, don't care for, or won't listen to but actually HATE.  This is music we're talking about.

You come off like a high school self-important bully.  I don't need that on my message board.
 Johnny_Wave wrote:
Enough with the Doors.   Very overrated band

 
That comment is shocking, I think just the opposite: they are the greatest American band of all time.  Quite a statement I agree but considering American rock 'n roll, nothing really comes close.
 Easyrider wrote:
The haters have no place here!
 
Not true. We enjoy a lot of different things, and it's fine to hate the Doors, like I do. Morrison comes off like a high school self-important bully, and I don't need that in my music.

What's not OK is to hate the other RP listeners. It's fine to talk about the music, but let's stay away from insulting each other.
It isn't hard to do. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
 

Thirded

 
I was listening to Trey Anastasio play solo on NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts (YouTube). After some of the much newer talent I'd seen behind that desk beforehand, he came across very week at first.  But after really listening to the unique signature of his voice, I could just dig it.

I do think that newer artists have inherited a counter-culture music scene infrastructure — a culture! — that encourages them to grow up from 9 or 10, often with parental encouragement (!), thinking of a career in pop/alternative/punk as a serious endeavor they can take on with hours and hours of practice, whereas earlier phenoms may have emerged more out of nowhere.

So newer music may have some greater talents in it just by virtue of the performers coming to it as a serious endeavor.
Compare Hozier to Trey under Tiny Desk Concerts, for example.
Some Tiny Desk favorites include

Lucius
TuneYards (my capitalization varies)
Robyn Hitchcock (a geezer who seems to have found his voice in latest albums)
Daniel Lanois ('nother geezer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8WWNKhdy-w&list=PLF9F057E200799366&index=12
Hozier
Angel Olsen
 
  daoist56 wrote:
Reading all the negative comments on this song as well as "Long Time Coming" by CS&N, and it seems divided into 2 camps - those who think it's time has come and gone and those who defend it over newer music. But why? Can't we like Morrisey AND Morrison? This is why I like RP and tune in quite a bit. It plays a wide variety, though I will freely admit it is more likely aimed at the 50+ crowd. Not that you can't enjoy it while younger. I don't think you "had to be there" to enjoy CS&N, just as you didn't have to "be there" to enjoy "Rite of Spring" or Ragtime or "Kind of Blue." Thank humanity for sound recordings! (And you know, instead of tellign everyone how much you hate the music, why not just change the channel? There are over 10,000 to choose from . . . .)
   On_The_Beach wrote:

Seconded.

 

Thirded
A most excellent Doors album and always bring a smile to my face when I hear it. Or, actually, the memories associated with that song & album. 'Natch! 8^)
now follow this up with The Stranglers - Always the Sun - but instead we get Rain     {#No}
Great set Bill!
 daoist56 wrote:
Reading all the negative comments on this song as well as "Long Time Coming" by CS&N, and it seems divided into 2 camps - those who think it's time has come and gone and those who defend it over newer music. But why? Can't we like Morrisey AND Morrison? This is why I like RP and tune in quite a bit. It plays a wide variety, though I will freely admit it is more likely aimed at the 50+ crowd. Not that you can't enjoy it while younger. I don't think you "had to be there" to enjoy CS&N, just as you didn't have to "be there" to enjoy "Rite of Spring" or Ragtime or "Kind of Blue." Thank humanity for sound recordings! (And you know, instead of tellign everyone how much you hate the music, why not just change the channel? There are over 10,000 to choose from . . . .)
 
Seconded.