"Twentieth Century Fox" as written by Richard Donald Barnes, Donald N. Van Zant, Jeffrey S. Carlisi and Larry Steele....
Well she's fashionably lean,
And she's fashionably late.
She'll never rank a scene,
She'll never break a date.
But she's no drag just watch the way she walks.

She's a twentieth century fox.
She's a twentieth century fox.
No tears,
No fears,
No ruined years.
No clocks.
She's a twentieth century fox, oh yeah.

She's the queen of cool,
And she's the lady who waits.
Since her mind left school,
It never hesitates.
She won't waste time on elementary talk,
Cause she's a twentieth century fox.
She's a twentieth century fox.
Got the world,
Locked up,
Inside a plastic box.

She's a twentieth century fox, oh yeah.
A twentieth century fox.
A twentieth century fox.
She's a twentieth century fox.


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    General CommentSomething you all might find interesting. In the lines,
    "She won't waste time,
    On elementary talk "

    The way I hear it is more like,
    She won't waste time,
    On L.A. Men ...tery talk"

    With the rest of it almost as an after thought. Almost as if he considered just out right telling us that the girl in question is more than a little "selective," but then thinks better of it and instead decides to suggest that shes just well educated. Jim was all about word play. Don't know, to me it seems like the kind of thing he'd do. :P
    ForestKingon August 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis is a rock nugget and one of my favorite Doors tunes. Very surreal song about a movie starlet I wonder. Considering it came from the pen of Jim Morrison, it wouldn't surprise me if the true meaning is never known.
    OpinionHeadon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAlso about the television/movie industry as a "fox". It had a subtle way of influencing just about every aspect of people's lives last century. For the tv: "got the world/locked up/inside a plastic box."
    alberts179on November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSuch a beat and trick lyrics and just, so, wow. But maybe i'm just in incredible awe of anything the Doors did.

    Either way, i love love love this song and it won't get out of my head.

    "But she's no drag just watch the way she walks"
    regular_freakon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJim's clever and loving portrait of Pamela Courson.
    Sweet&toxiCon May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a beautiful female drug dealer

    "shes got the world,
    Locked up,
    Inside a plastic box"
    madball1on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Jim Morrison either about Pamela Courson, a pretty black girl he saw walking down the street while he was living on a rooftop, or about Vito's girls who danced at the Whisky a Go Go...but jim morrison is obviously the only one who would really know. i like this song... but it isn't their best...
    cori_michelle_on April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Jim Morrison either about Pamela Courson, a pretty black girl he saw walking down the street while he was living on a rooftop, or about Vito's girls who danced at the Whisky a Go Go...but jim morrison is obviously the only one who would really know. i like this song... but it isn't their best...
    cori_michelle_on April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written by Jim Morrison either about Pamela Courson, a pretty black girl he saw walking down the street while he was living on a rooftop, or about Vito's girls who danced at the Whisky a Go Go...but jim morrison is obviously the only one who would really know. i like this song... but it isn't their best...
    cori_michelle_on April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI like this song because it seems like it is about a woman who may feel like she is superior to Jim and that is something I think he would be very intrigued by. She sounds very confident, unsentimetal and driven and would probably not put up with anyone's BS. I am sure Jim would feel very challenged by a woman who would think nothing of kicking him to the curb. I would definitely agree that it may be about an actress. I am not sure about it being Pamela, I always saw her as somewhat vulnerable and masochistic with regard to Jim.
    Kelly20on December 02, 2009   Link

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