The Doors: People Are Strange Meaning
Song Released: 1967
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People Are Strange Lyrics
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down
When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your...
element4lifex8 May 20th, 2008 5:31pm report
This song is written in a depressive mood, which seems to obviously show that Morrison was in fact depressed. But the fact that drugs and depression commonly go hand in hand also seems to make this a song speaking of both. This is just like any of Jimi Hendrix's sad songs, its just sad poetry from a depressed artist who enjoys using drugs too much. And I must say, the line about streets are up even when your down vividly reminds me of a time when I was driving while tripping....this song does make drug references!
anonymous Aug 19th, 2007 8:58pm report
The song is written around the line 'When you're strange, people are strange'. This was the product of realization by Jim, when he spoke with a friend about his depression. He thought of the line, and wrote the song later that evening.
anonymous Feb 26th, 2007 2:46pm report
Anyone who has tripped on hallucinogenic drugs will know that is what this song is about. When you are tripping and in the rain you will tend to see faces.
anonymous Feb 27th, 2006 2:46pm report
This entire song is about tripping on a strong hallucinogen, people look strange when you are tripping, it also refers to faces coming out of the rain, which happens when you trip...it also says streets are uneven, jim is trying to explain how weird humans are, and how you can realize this by tripping on a strong hallucinogen
anonymous Oct 25th, 2005 10:34pm report
This is about loneliness and feeling isolated from other people.
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