The Doors (without Jim Morrison) - Love Me Two Times (1972)




"Love Me Two Times" is a song by the American rock band the Doors. It first appeared on their second studio album Strange Days. It was edited to a 2:37 length and released as the second single (after "People Are Strange") from that album, and reached number 25 on the charts in the United States.


Ray Manzarek played the final version of this song on a harpsichord, not a clavichord. Manzarek described the instrument as "a most elegant instrument that one does not normally associate with rock and roll."


"Love Me Two Times" was considered to be somewhat risqué for radio airplay, being banned in New Haven for being "too controversial," much to the dismay of the band.


As with the other songs on Strange Days, the album liner notes list the songwriters as the Doors as does the "Love Me Two Times" single; the performance rights organization ASCAP shows the writers as the individual Doors members.


In his autobiography, Manzarek described the song as "Robby [Krieger]'s great blues/rock [sic] classic about lust and loss, or multiple orgasms, I'm not sure which". According to author Rich Weldman the song is about a sailor or soldier spending one last day with his girlfriend before shipping out to war.





Lyrics


Love me two times, baby

Love me twice today

Love me two times, girl

I'm goin' away

Love me two times, girl

One for tomorrow

One just for today

Love me two times

I'm goin' away


Love me one time

I could not speak

Love me one time

Yeah, my knees got weak

But love me two times, girl

Last me all through the week

Love me two times

I'm goin' away

Love me two times

I'm goin' away


Oh, yes


Love me one time

I could not speak

Love me one time, baby

Yeah, my knees got weak

But love me two times, girl

Last me all through the week

Love me two times

I'm goin' away


Love me two times, babe

Love me twice today

Love me two times, babe

'Cause I'm goin' away

Love me two time, girl

One for tomorrow

One just for today

Love me two times

I'm goin' away

Love me two times

I'm goin' away

Love me two times

I'm goin' away

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