JUKEBOX | THE DOORS | WAITING FOR THE SUN

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Trace

—  T U E S D A Y  T U N E S  —
t h e  d o o r s
 Waiting For The Sun 

tumblr_liswr44rfI1qfgrr3o1_500 “At first flash of Eden
We race down to the sea
Standing there on freedom’s shore…..”

The song is believed to be about the unattainable quest for the American Dream.

The Doors Waiting For The Sun“Waiting for the Sun” the title track, began during sessions for their third album Waiting for the Sun in 1968.
Unhappy with how it sounded in those sessions, they cut it from the album and brought it back 2 years later for their fifth album, Morrison Hotel, released in 1970.
“The artwork was done for Waiting For The Sun, but the song wasn’t ready,” said keyboardist Ray Manzarek. 

the-doors-hard-rock1FIVE COOL FACTS ABOUT THE MORRISON HOTEL ALBUM

1. Morrison  Hotel  was  considered  their come-back record –  
Between Jim’s tour-killing obscenity charge (stemming from a Miami concert where he may or may not have exposed himself on stage), declining sales, and the negative reviews given to their previous two albums, many people gave up on The Doors. 
Morrison Hotel  though, with its tougher, back-to-basics sound, reestablished them as America’s greatest rock & roll band.

2. It was a hit record with no singles — 
Morrison Hotel was a Top 5 album, but it’s only single, “You Make Me Real,” didn’t even crack the Top 40. Still, “Roadhouse Blues” (the single’s b-side), “Peace Frog,” and “Waiting For The Sun” have since become some of The Doors’ best-known songs.

Doors-Morrison-Hotel-Robby-web3. The Doors had to photobomb their own Album cover — 
The desk clerk at LA’s Morrison Hotel wouldn’t let The Doors shoot their cover in his lobby. When the clerk stepped out for a break, photographer Henry Diltz stayed outside the hotel, snapping away while the band rushed inside and gathered behind the hotel’s now famous window.

4. Then the Morrison Hotel became a dump — 
You’d think having your hotel on the cover of a seminal rock album would inspire you to fix up the place and raise the rent, but the owners of the Morrison were among LA’s most notorious slum-lords. By the time the hotel was shut down, they’d been convicted on 21 counts of violating fire, safety and health codes, with the city citing vermin infestations, broken heaters, lead poisoning, and raw sewage leaks among the offenses.

enhanced-buzz-15785-1423268148-265. Even the Dive bar on the back cover became World famous (sort of) — 
After they wrapped up their hit-and-run cover shoot, The Doors hit LA’s skid row to grab a drink. They settled in to a dive called the Hard Rock Café, where Diltz took the photo for the album’s back cover. After the album came out, two guys called to ask if they could use the name of the bar for a new restaurant they were opening in London, paving the way for hundreds of restaurants, hotels and casinos.

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LYRICS ::
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 
[scream]…..

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