“Riders on the Storm” by The Doors, released in 1971, is a haunting and atmospheric track that stands as one of the band’s most iconic songs. Featuring a blend of rock and jazz influences, it showcases the unique style and dark, poetic lyricism of lead singer Jim Morrison.

About The Song

The song opens with the sound of rain and thunder, setting a moody tone that complements its eerie lyrics. Ray Manzarek’s hypnotic keyboard lines and Robby Krieger’s smooth guitar work create a captivating musical landscape. Morrison’s deep, brooding vocals and the song’s ominous themes of danger and existential dread make it a standout track.

“Riders on the Storm” was the last song recorded by all four members of The Doors and became a hit, reaching number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It remains a staple in classic rock radio and continues to be celebrated for its innovative sound and haunting atmosphere.

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Lyric

Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house, we’re born
Into this world, we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm
There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If you give this man a ride
Sweet family will die
Killer on the road, yeah
Girl, you gotta love your man
Girl, you gotta love your man
Take him by the hand
Make him understand
The world on you depends
Our life will never end
Gotta love your man, yeah
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Into this house, we’re born
Into this world, we’re thrown
Like a dog without a bone
An actor out on loan
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm
Riders on the storm