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"Not to Touch the Earth" is a 1968 song by The Doors from their album Waiting for the Sun. It stems from Jim Morrison's poem, "Celebration of the Lizard". A recording of the complete poem was attempted at the sessions for the album, but only the musical passage Not to Touch the Earth was deemed fit for release. The poem was released on the album sleeve in written form. The complete poem was released in 2003 on the Legacy: The… read more


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  • Avatar for clenchedteeth
    pop from hell
  • Avatar for Moonlight__Dawn
    The wiki says "The song has been criticized for not being as edgy or ambitious as previous Doors songs despite its topic." To me the song is very edgy. ----> The only thing this song is missing is length to me. I just wish it was drawn out longer to create another epic masterpiece (like "The End "The Soft Parade" and "When the Music's Over"). Otherwise is song is perfect and edgy! <3
  • Avatar for ForestFloor
    songs like this are what make me really love The Doors
  • Avatar for jpeiper
    Love, love, love. What a gem.
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  • Avatar for Angel_Blue-
    I am the lizard king, I can do anything
  • Avatar for jimmorrisonc
    run whit me¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
  • Avatar for silversurfer250
    The lyric to this song is an excerpt from The Celebration Of The Lizard, a Jim Morrison poem that was going to take up the first side of Waiting For The Sun. "Not To Touch The Earth" was the only part of the 24-minute song that was compelling enough to put on the album, but the entire 133-line poem was included on the album sleeve.
  • Avatar for nicorebel
    This has always been one of my favourite Doors songs [5]
  • Avatar for BeliasIlKornuto
    so wicked

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