The Crystal Ship - The Doors Lyrics

Before you slip into unconsciousness
I'd like to have another kiss
Another flashing chance at bliss
Another kiss, another kiss

The days are bright and filled with pain
Enclose me in your gentle rain
The time you ran was too insane
We'll meet again, we'll meet again

Oh tell me where your freedom lies
The streets are fields that never die
Deliver me from reasons why
You'd rather cry, I'd rather fly

The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand thrills
A million ways to spend your time
When we get back, I'll drop a line

The "crystal ship" represents drugs. The influence of LSD is apparent, as Jim Morrison was one of many musicians doing acid in 1967.
Jim Morrison wrote this when he was going through a breakup with a girlfriend.
Morrison was a voracious reader, and got the title from a Celtic legend in The Book Of The Dun Cow, a collection of stories compiled by about 1100 Irish monks around the 9th century.
This was released as the B-side of "Light My Fire."
The last words in this are "When we get back, I'll drop a line," which was widely interpreted as a reference to dropping acid.
Crystal Ship is the name of the Doors cover band in The Dead Milkmen song "Bitchin' Camaro."
Duran Duran covered this on their 1995 album Thank You.


The Doors Lyrics