What does Love Street mean?

The Doors: Love Street Meaning

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Love Street Lyrics

She lives on Love Street
Lingers long on Love Street
She has a house and garden
I would like to see what happens

She has robes and she has monkeys
Lazy diamond studded flunkies
She has wisdom and knows what to do
She has me and she has...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2008 !⃝

    Okay I could be TOTALLY wrong on this...but Love Street was just a silly name he was using for where Pam Courson lived...and "she" is Pam...and the junkies/flunkies/monkies are the men she always had around her... remember they had a pretty open relationship in the beginning (when he wrote the song)

    She has robes and she has monkeys
    (monkeys as in men like Tom Baker and a couple of other men that she can con into doing anything she wants...sex, drugs...whatever)

    Lazy diamond studded flunkies
    (lazy diamond studded flunkie could be the guy that she was still seeing..the Count?? hence the lazy, because he didn't do anything to deserve the money or the drugs, and he's diamond studded b/c he's got the money)


    She has wisdom and knows what to do
    She has me and she has you
    (she knows exactly what she's doing and she's got us both under her spell...)


    again, I could be TOTALLY off, but I just thought it was an interesting little interpretation of it??

    -Lizzie

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 28th 2022 !⃝

    "Love Street" is not a love song. It's an angry, sarcastic question rhetorically asked by Jim Morrison, chafing at what amounted to a love triangle between Morrison, his main girlfriend Pamela Courson (who had an "open" relationship), and one of her other lovers, a young French aristocrat. The writer points out that though he's given his lover a house and garden, expensive clothes, and one of the coolest addresses on the planet , he'd like to see what she does with this opportunity, other than use her comfort and position to continue to associate with people he doesn't like or respect. He calls his lover's associates "monkeys" and "lazy diamond-studded flunkies". It's been said the last line was originally written to say "junkies", but changed it to "flunkies" because the former was considered a blatant reference to drug use and wouldn't have gotten past the music industry censors. My guess is, though, the ire and sarcasm was directed toward one of his lover's friends in particular, the young French Count Jean de Breteuil, a.k.a., "Heroin Dealer to the Stars". He writes, "I'd like to see what happens", and of course what happened was, within two or three years, both Morrison and de Breteuil were dead of heroin overdoses, and within 5 years, so was Pamela. By the way, some who were there at the time, have said that it was de Breteuil's heroin that killed Morrison, and it may not have been entirely an accident. So, I think of "Love Street" as a dark premonition, more than anything.

  3. anonymous
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    Jan 27th 2020 !⃝

    Hey There, Wow! the guy who made the comment above mine has just smack nailed the meaning of this song "Love Song" 100% dead on accurate..... for all of the comments above his. Just what Doors song did you listen to!

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2018 !⃝

    i see it as this was the first time JIM really felt a good home life, feeling extremely content and comfortable, totally in love with life in this home on what he refered to as Lovestreet.

  5. beege
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    Apr 26th 2010 !⃝

    well capitalist im sorry but you are incorrect in this case. jim lived in a green house in la with pam. they lived across the street from a store which is where theres a store where the creatures meet" line comes from. he has the lyrics 'she has robes and she has monkies' but original lyrics were 'she had junkies' because she always had her heroin dealers around jim and at their house. pam, like morosson, had many lovers and they were never together. later on she started refering herself as mrs morisson.

  6. scc123
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    Oct 25th 2009 !⃝

    She is the SHE. The Goddess and she lives on love street.
    Love is where its at. I love you and you love me forever the end.

  7. oldsoul
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    Jul 22nd 2007 !⃝

    Ir's about Pam and the junkies she always had around. She was a heroin junkie. Hint Monkeys and Flunkies. And the person was right about him watching the hippies walk by. It was Love street.

  8. capitalist
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    Oct 11th 2006 !⃝

    The first anonymous had a good theory but I'm a little disappointed that mine was completely dismissed w/o comment. Again, anonymous (if that is your real name) okay job I guess. I'm just not convinced jm had as mundane (and lame) a focus as your interpretation seems to suggest. The guy had hundreds if not thousands of chicks for free. Not sure he was about to write a song about one night/whore at the red-light district. What about the whole god-man-satan concept? Not even conceivable to one as noble and uncowardly as a poster idedntified (truthfully?) as "anonymous"?

    Come on: try again.

    Or else get the hell outa here you doofus.

    [mods: just trying to jump-start the guy's brain here; and what's w/allowing "anonymous" posters? They are most often pedophiles, or sympaticos therewith.] ;)

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  9. anonymous
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    Feb 21st 2006 !⃝

    This song is about a street in Cali where Jim Morrison and his girlfriend Pam used to lay back and watch the hippies pass by.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2006 !⃝

    The song love street is about a prostitute that lives (works in the red-light district). “Lingers long on Love Street” means that she shows off her goods on the street. The house is probably a brothel and the garden would be the sidewalk in front of it where she gets her clients. ”I would like to see what happens” means that he likes this girl and is interested in her services. She has different attires (robes) and every thing to satisfy any fetishism (monkeys). I’m not sure about the next part but “Lazy diamond studded flunkies” but flunkies are manservant, this could mean that she is a veteran or even the Madame and the flunkies are her apprentices. “She has wisdom and knows what to do” this supports the idea that she has experience in the field. In the next part “She has me” means that he is now and client and “you” portrays the other clients. I guess the “store” = brothel, “Summer Sunday and a year” means that’s its open for business all year round, “I guess I like it fine, so far” is when she asks him if he is happy with the services she is providing…

  11. capitalist
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    Jan 25th 2006 !⃝

    And of course Job = mankind. Thought I should mention that too.

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  12. capitalist
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    Jan 25th 2006 !⃝

    Narrator: God.
    She: Job.
    You: Satan.

    What thinkest y'all?

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