Creedence Clearwater Revival - Lookin' Out My Back Door (Official Video)




"Lookin' Out My Back Door" is a song recorded by the American band Creedence Clearwater Revival. Written by the band's lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter, John Fogerty, it is included on their 1970 album Cosmo's Factory.


The song's lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery, lead some to believe that it is about drugs. According to the drug theory, the "flying spoon" was a reference to a cocaine or heroin spoon, and the crazy animal images were an acid trip. Fogerty, however, has stated in interviews that the song was actually written for his then three-year-old son, Josh.







Lyrics

Just got home from Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy! Got to sit down, take a rest on the porch Imagination sets in, pretty soon I'm singin' Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door

Giant doin' cartwheels, statue wearin' high heels Look at all the happy creatures dancin' on the lawn Dinosaur Victrola list'nin' to Buck Owens Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door

Tambourines and elephants are playin' in the band Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon? Doo, doo, doo Wond'rous apparition provided by magician Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door

Tambourines and elephants are playin' in the band Won't you take a ride on the flyin' spoon? Doo, doo, doo Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrow Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door

Forward troubles Illinois, lock the front door, oh boy! Look at all the happy creatures dancin' on the lawn Bother me tomorrow, today, I'll buy no sorrow Doo, doo, doo, lookin' out my back door

Songwriters: J. C. Fogerty Lookin' Out My Back Door lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company

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