My wild love went ridin'
She rode all the day
She wrote to the devil
And asked him to pay
The devil was wiser
It's time to repent
He asked her to give back
The money she spent
My wild love went ridin'
She rode to the sea
She gathered together
Some shells for her head
She rode and she rode on
She rode for a while
Then stopped for an evenin'
And lay her head down
She rode on to Christmas
She rode to the farm
She rode to Japan
And we entered a town
By this time the river
Had changed one degree
She asked for the people
To let her go free
My wild love is crazy
She screams like a bird
She moans like a cat
When she wants to be heard
My wild love went ridin'
She rode for an hour
She rode and she rested
And then she rode on
Ride, come on

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"My Wild Love" as written by John Paul Densmore Jim Morrison

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    General CommentI hate it when everybody assumes that every song that Jim ever wrote is about drugs. If you knew anything at all about him, you'd know that he didn't believe in taking drugs in excess in the first place. He was an alcoholic, not a heroin junky. He frowned upon Pamela's habit of overusing the drug.

    Anyway, I see this song as another poem backed by music. Of course, everyone should interpret the poems as the see it. Like he said, real poetry has no meaning.
    Packyon June 12, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti heard its about his soul......his wild love being his soul
    and how he sold it to the devil..............
    anubis13on October 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about his girlfriend Pamela Courson's heroin addiction. She went riding could be a uphamism for using the drug.
    Johnny M.on December 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow I'm amazed at the lack of comments on any of these songs. Hopefully someone will see this and make a comment though. But as for my interpretation of the song I beleive it's about Jim's girlfriend/wife/mistress whichever it may be on some type of hallucinagen and the "trip" that she had.
    NeverConsciouson March 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentto me it is about adictions... she rode on meaning she went onto another drug... she rode and she rode on means the exact same doing drugs doing drugs... ofcorse its my interpetation.
    oldskoolpunker23on October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like a tale from medieval times where a woman travels across the world escape the devils in her past. As oldskoolpunker said, it might be about drug addiction too.
    OpinionHeadon February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is an awesome song, i have no clue what it is about, but it is grand
    purplehazereptiliaon December 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the mystical feel of this song. It ties into Jim's whole affinity for Indians. I'm not saying the song is directly about drugs but it definitely seems like it had something to with a trip someone had or something like that.
    myxomatosison March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes mystical, yeah very eerie
    heyjude55on June 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont think Jim ever wrote a song negative about drugs. drugs were to him what Christ is to Christians. so i dont think it's about drugs. i think opinion head was right the first time. it's about a woman who asked the devil for a favor and then the devil retured and wanted his favor back, so she ran, and ran and ran, hiding from the devil. And she never stopped, she lived out the rest of her life, running from the devil she's in debt to, even though it drove her insane.

    i think this song can go back on how alot of people live their lives always taking and takin and never giving back. it could be a metaphor for man kind in all.

    Nihasaon March 17, 2007   Link

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