I was doing time in the universal mind.
I was feeling fine.
I was turning keys, I was setting people free.
I was doing all right.
Chorus: Then you came along
With a suitcase and a song,
Turned my head around.
Now I'm so alone
Just looking for a home
In every place I see.
I'm the freedom man X3
That's how lucky I am.
I was doing time in the universal mind.
I was feeling fine.
I was turning keys, I was setting people free.
I was doing all right.
Chorus
I'm the freedom man.
I was doing time in the universal mind.
I was feeling fine.
I was turning keys, I was setting people free.
I was doing all right.
Chorus
I'm the freedom man X3


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    General Commenti think that this song is about acid.when he says "universal mind" i think he means that feeling you get when you trip hard and you love every thing accept everything and it all makes sense. no knowledge is one persons, it is universal. the universe has vast vast knowledge and possibility and he gets a glimpse of this when he was in a world filled with good people good drugs and such. when he says he was turning keys i think he means opening doors for people helping htem see the universal mind. and the person coming along with breifcase and a song is his band mates came along and fished out of this world he was in and he got on stage and played music. then when he tried to go back to this world it wasnt the same so he felt alone and abandoned by both worlds. he changed peoples lifes and thoughts so he said he was the freedom man. man i love this song and ACID!!!!!
    trip_the_deadon November 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentc'mon couldn't it be more obvious?
    hurin66on October 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMakes me think of the beach boy's song "You won't come back from 'dead' man's curve" ;)
    Z3dR00zon November 25, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningMaybe it's not what Jim had in his mind when he wrote it, but for me these lyrics sound like the story of an angel. Before he is born as a human, he is in the Universal Mind (=with God/in Nirvana). He is feeling fine and spending his time setting people free. Maybe he is an artist angel, using his art to open doors to new ways of thinking for others. He is happy doing that and he doesn't know loneliness. But then someone comes along and catches his attention (turns his head around). That person brings a suitcase (going on a journey or maybe on a mission to Earth), and also brings a song which seems like the thing which catches the poet's attention. Maybe because of his talent/inclination for music & songs, the poet angel agrees to go on the mission to Earth. And that's when he starts to know loneliness (and the suffering of human existence). Now, in every place he sees he is looking for a home (heaven). There is a film called City of Angels, that seems kind of a similar story to me. // Anyhow, long live the Doors and the people who love them!
    krisxyzon April 01, 2012   Link
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    General Commentqueenofthehighway6 (Sorry you have to read this comment twice but I'm used to the YouTube presentation when everyone can read the reply), I was thinking the same as you but... There's something wrong with this "I'm the freedom man, that's how lucky I am". First of all, when you here it sung, with the melancholy tones in the music, it really doesn't sound as positive as when you just read it, and there's a reason for that... The character doesn't sound happy about being the "freedom man", and to me, there's a good deal of sarcasm and bitterness in his "that's how lucky I am". It's almost as if he lost himself by "freeing" other people. As a matter of fact, "I'm the freedom man" doesn't mean the same thing as "I'm free". And also, the positive aspect of being "the freedom man" and feeling really lucky about it wouldn't fit with what he says before : "now I'm so alone, just looking for a home in every place I see". I agree with what you say about music coming along and changing everything but it doesn't come across as something positive in the context of this song. And if you relate the character in this song to Jim Morrison, then I think it has more to do with the loneliness and pressure that he dealt with, having to mesure to people's expectations and this image of some sort of "guide who sets people free".
    foaLtaeMon November 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think Morrison is using "universal mind" as a metaphor for society. He is saying that he was doing fine working at a normal job, until music came along and changed everything. He says that when he was a part of the universal mind, he was doing alright, but then with music yes he was homeless but he is free and lucky. Morrison is definetly saying that it doesnt matter if you have a good job and make money if you are not happy.
    queenofthehighway6on October 30, 2007   Link

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