There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
She came
There's blood on the streets, it's up to my knee
She came
Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago
She came
Blood on the rise, it's following me
Think about the break of day
She came and then she drove away
Sunlight in her hair
She came
Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness
She came
Blood in the streets it's up to my thigh
She came
Yeah the river runs red down the legs of the city
She came
The women are crying rivers of weepin'
She came into town and then she drove away
Sunlight in her hair
Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind
Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven
Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice
Blood in my love in the terrible summer
Bloody red sun of Phantastic L.A.
Blood screams the pain as they chop off her fingers
Blood will be born in the birth of a nation
Blood is the rose of mysterious union
There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Blood in the streets, it's up to my knee
Blood in the streets in the town of Chicago
Blood on the rise, it's following me

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    General CommentFrom -Thanks-

    Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger came up with the guitar riff. The lyrics were based on 2 of Jim Morrison's poems, one called "Abortion Stories," which is where the bloody images came from.
    This was written in the studio. After Krieger got the guitar riff, they went through Morrison's notebooks and found the poems to create the lyrics. The first lines they got were "She came, she came, she came, just about the break of day."
    The lyrics about the Indians refer to an auto accident involving a group of Indians that Morrison's family came across on the highway. Morrison, who was a child at the time, felt that the ghosts of the Indians took up residence in his soul. This scene is portrayed at the beginning of Oliver Stone's movie, The Doors.
    The lyric "Blood in the streets of the town of Chicago" refers to the 1968 democratic convention.
    The lyric "Blood in the streets of the town of New Haven" refers to Morrison's arrest in New Haven in 1967. Police were called when Morrison was seen getting intimate with a young girl before the show. An officer confronted Morrison, who was arrested on stage after he exposed himself and went on a rant against the police.
    This Songfact is a Visual.
    Krieger recorded a version with Smashmouth for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.
    Radio stations usually play this together with "Blue Sunday," which follows it on the album.
    JosephWolfon December 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song kicks ass
    myhotelyearon May 11, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOdd historical correlation: this song was being played by a lot of US troops when the invasion of Cambodia happened in 1970. The Pol Pot regime, which took power in 1975, adopted the following as their anthem:

    The red, red blood splatters the cities and plains
    of the Cambodian fatherland,
    The sublime blood of the workers and peasants,
    The blood of revolutionary combatants of both sexes,
    The bloods spills out into great indignation
    and a resolute urge to fight,
    17 April, that day under the revolutionary flag,
    The blood certainly liberates us from slavery.
    elephant_rangeon March 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnope. you are wrong. it was new haven when he was arrested for "public indecency". Dont question me again. Im right, you are wrong, enough said
    vipergt196on March 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe got arrested in New Haven for starting a riot. I know because my mom lived there when it happened.
    brs13on October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't believe nobody said anything about this song before... I think it's about an experience Jim had when he was a kid where he saw a crash and there were mexicans or something bleeding and dying on the street. Great song though.
    BigMac72on July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think Jim would roll over in his bathtub if he knew about the cheesy "Peace Frog" line of clothing that's out there now.
    ramtharon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHE DOORS ARE THE BEST FUCKING BAND THAT HAS EVER EXISTED. yet another song that raises the bar, you cant name a band that is better than the doors. the best band of all time.
    aerosoulon October 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's about the race riots of the 1960s such as the L.A. Watts riot
    shfeldmanon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen Jim was a kid he was driving with his family in a car and they witnessed a massive accedent where the bodies of many indians were scattered everywhere. Jim claims that the souls of those people combinded with him at that point and he mentions this incident frequently in his songs. This is the only one almost entirely about it. Aside from that it mentions how violence isn't just there it's everywhere and how it's always gonna be everywhere
    acdcfan672on March 04, 2003   Link

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