The Crystal Ship (3:20)

Cover of The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits

From The Future Starts Here: The Essential Doors Hits and 24 other releases

“The Crystal Ship” is a song by The Doors from their 1967 debut album The Doors. It was also the B-Side of the number-one hit single, “Light My Fire.” It is regarded as a love song to Jim Morrison’s first love, Mary Werbelo. Like much of The Doors’ work, it sets up an eerie, dark flow. It’s rumored to have been the band’s first long song, especially for Ray Manzarek’s and Robby Krieger’s improvisations, but was changed by When the Music’s Over.


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  • Alejandrojar

    LSD <3

    24 Jul 8:18pm Reply
  • rudesam

    this song owns

    17 Jul 5:18am Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    For all our "Marys" everywhere.

    28 Jun 2:03am Reply
  • seannyboy76

    That organ gives me the craziest chills, so beautiful.

    22 Mar 10:18pm Reply
  • Hahnenkaempfer

    i wasted so much time in my life not listening to this pearl. sigh

    21 Mar 6:48pm Reply
  • Druid66

    As a poet, JIm got drunk on language itself, on words... the other intoxicants came later.

    16 Mar 5:28am Reply
  • hessel-z

    This, ladies and gentlemen, is how a perfect song sounds like [5]

    17 Feb 5:48pm Reply
  • Asanity

    fantastic piece of music, vocal and serenity

    8 Feb 10:10am Reply
  • Ferdokki

    Aw man, I love his voice sooo much in this song...

    23 Jan 9:53pm Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Jim was one of the great poets, one of the best songwriters, one of the most fascinating voices, fans that absolutely loved him. What in the f**k happened to send him down the path he took???? The Doors would have surpassed all other bands of the era is my feeling on the matter.

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • corpsetastic

    Jimbo's live vox on this just kill me, so much dynamic flames in the breaths.

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Ethereal... surreal... real... <------ I got all day here, I'll keep going........

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Krisaoo

    chujnia pozdrawiam

    8 Sep 2014 Reply
  • RAY7654321

    Listening to the debut album ^The Doors" released January 4,1967. Reached #4 on the US Billboard charts and is a muti-platinum album. This song is credited as written by the band Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore.

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • HayleighRayment

    Crystal method

    12 Aug 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    "The streets are fields that never die, deliver me from reasons why, you'd rather cry, I'd rather fly."

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • silversurfer250

    Jim 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.

    2 Aug 2014 Reply
  • eir_elen

    ...another flashing chance at bliss

    24 May 2014 Reply
  • andrewirving

    quite possibly the best album ever made

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • A7X101

    A song of hypnotic beauty <3

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
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