The Doors: Touch Me Meaning
Song Released: 1968
Touch Me Lyrics
Now touch me, baby
Can't you see that I am not afraid?
What was that promise that you made?
Why won't you tell me what she said?
What was that promise that you made?
Now, I'm gonna love you
anonymous Jan 1st, 2017 1:43pm report
It's just about the couple having a fight and he is reminding her of what she had promised -
I interpret the lyrics as a person who has been in love in a fight with my lover:
'what was that promise that you made? Why won't you tell me what she said?'
It's the same girl - in other words he's asking her in a 3rd-person way - the girl who made the promises, tell me what SHE said - it's like questioning 'where is the girl who made those promises?'
Also the 'touch me' has nothing to do with any sort of perversion - the whole song is questioning why she's pulling away from him emotiinally, & maybe as well as physically.
anonymous Jul 12th, 2016 7:33pm report
It's about he fight with a girl named Sima. and the the Jim's GF, also Jim himself.
Sima told the GF to not have sex with Jim, and made her promise that she won't do it. When Jim and GF are about to do *it* ;), the GF stops suddenly. Jim tries to make her touch him and continue the deed ;).
He somehow manages to understand what happend between GF and Sima, and tries to convince GF to ingbore the promise. He is pissed off about what happened between the two, but he keeps singing joyfully.
He tries to convince GF to have the sex by telling her how much he loves her, although it does not work, because the doors are too lazy to think of new lyrics for the second verse, so he has to repeat the same words over again...
anonymous Feb 13th, 2016 2:20pm report
My interpretation is that it is a trick that the musicians are playing on the listeners. "I am going to love you til the heavens stop the rain, I am gonna love you til the stars fall from the sky, for you and I!". In other words, he is going to love her forever OR until he doesn't love her anymore. "FOR YOU AND I" are the crucial lyrics here. He is suggesting that the love will come to an end at some point. It is all disguised in an upbeat pop-sounding song. Nice trick guys!
anonymous Aug 26th, 2013 8:04pm report
ALL WRONG, Robby Krieger wrote this song because he got into a fight with his girlfriend. It was originally called hit me but Jim said it was too aggressive.
anonymous Jun 23rd, 2012 6:47am report
Obviously it is a song about that he loves someone but she is afraid to somewhat express it. He wants to know about what his girlfriend's friend may have said about him...But I'm not really sure about the last line..."Stronger than dirt".....
Well, you guys may view it differently, but that's how I somewhat see it....
anonymous Mar 11th, 2011 3:00pm report
Jim is pleading with his girl friend to be with him and stay with him as she promised she would. The line "Why won't you tell me what she said?" is him trying to get an understanding of why his girl friend is mad at him - i.e. what did some other woman tell you? He is promising to love her/stay with her no matter what happened. He probably cheated on his girl friend and is trying to get her to put it in the past.
anonymous Jul 21st, 2010 7:37pm report
I think Morisson is talking about a threesome, and his girlfriend promised to ask one of her girlfriends about it. This is why he asks "tell me what she said".
this song is actuyally not aimed at a soecific woman or any being in the matter. it talks about the trick that men's eyes play on them when i come to women, always lusting on something. he talkes about how sex leads to orgy and that orgies always end with a victim.
anonymous Jan 5th, 2007 1:16pm report
yes you are right, Robby wrote this song. Not Jim. People, research your shit before you come up with these elaborate "interpretations"
and she was a stupid witch.
anonymous Feb 21st, 2006 2:07pm report
The song is acually about the relationship the guitarist Robby Kreiger had with his girl friend. The original name of the song was Hit Me but Morrison changed it to Touch Me.
anonymous Dec 27th, 2005 12:21pm report
This song probably is about sex, love, and all the passion that comes with that. Like a lot of Doors songs, it's sensual in nature. A soundtrack of sensuality, if you will.
But, as for Pam or "that stupid witch"... If I've correct, you're mentioning when he married said "witch" in a pagan ritual, handfasting. That woman took it seriously, though it is speculated Jim didn't. To this day she still names herself as having been married to Jim, and it's disrespectful to write her off as a "stupid witch".
Whoever he wrote this for is irrevelant, because the message of this song is universal- the passionate longing to "touch" somebody and declare your undying love for them. Or, in some people's cases, to just say whatever it takes to get them into bed. That interpretation is left to the individual.
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