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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 a young age, in mysterious circumstances, only adds to the creepy atmosphere of many of their songs.

  • "The Unknown Soldier" where halfway the song a soldier is shot by a fire squad. The entire song calls up images of soldiers dying in battle, while "television children are fed". A thinly disguised jab at the Vietnam War, which was televised for generations of people 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!"
  • "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 "faces coming out of the rain".
  • "Five To One": "No one here gets out here alive...."
  • "Moonlight Drive", where the narrator invites his lover to take a swim in the ocean at night so he can commit a murder-suicide.
  • The bizarre and 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 terrible 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 an actor all alone" (...) there's a killer on the roam/ his brain is squirming like a toad"
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