Love my girl
She lookin' good, come on, one more

Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive, now
You get yours, baby
I'll get mine
Gonna make it, baby
If we try

The old get old
And the young get stronger
May take a week
And it may take longer
They got the guns
Well, but we got the numbers
Gonna win, yeah
We're takin' over
Come on!

Your ballroom days are over, baby
Night is drawing near
Shadows of the evening
Crawl across the years
Yeah, walk across the floor with a
Flower in your hand
Trying to tell me no one understands

Trade in your hours for a handful of dimes
Gonna' make it, baby, in our prime
Come together one more time
Get together one more time

Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together, gotta, get together
(Get together one more time)
(Get together one more time)

Hey, come on, honey
You go on along home and wait for me, baby
I'll be there in just a little while
You see, I gotta go out in this car
With these people and
(Get together one more time)

Get together one more time
Get together one more time
Get together, got to
Get together, got to

Get together, got to
Take you up into my room and
(Get together one more time)
Love my girl
She lookin' good, lookin' real good
Love ya, come on


Lyrics submitted by yuri_sucupira

Five to One Lyrics as written by Jim Morrison, John Paul Densmore, Raymond D Manzarek, Robert A Krieger

Lyrics © Doors Music Company

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  • +8
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    what you guys are saying about the war is absolutely correct. at the time that this song came out, there was great opposition to the vietnam war.

    "five to one" is a reference to the ratio between the younger more progressive thinking "hippies" (5) compared to the (1) politicians, lawmakers, police, government... what have you. "they've got the guns but, we got the numbers" i think he's trying to say that they might have the power, but there are more of us, we can change things if we really want to.

    the last part of the song "Your ballroom days are over, baby.Night is drawing near.Shadows of the eveningCrawl across the years.You walk across the floor With a flower in your hand. Trying to tell me no one understands Trade in your hours for a handful dimes Gonna make it, baby, in our prime." he's talking about the hippies growing up, and becoming complacant, turn in your hours for a handful of dimes... giving up the free spirited ways, and becoming a working consumer class of society. "gonna make it in our prime"

    i have to say Jim Morrisson is a brilliant poet.

    srammijon December 08, 2005   Link
  • +4
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    Jim was an amazing person. I aspire to be like him everyday and try my hardest but he was so damn.. Jim.

    BigMac72on July 05, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    Why the fuck dosent anyone give props to The Doors?!?!?!?!?! they are one of the first great American bands, Jim Morrison is also one of the top ten lyric writers of all time. People need to quit talking about "hidden messages" in songs and recognize the great ones like The Doors

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    Dissectional88on November 16, 2004   Link
  • +3
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    this message is directed souly for SgtLurch who said...."i agree that jim had his moments and i do like the doors but i dont agree with anyone who says hes the greatest song writer ever. hes a druged out rock star end of story. yeh he had some good songs but come on.. best song writer ever?" first of all, Jim Morrison didnt walk around bragging about being the best song writer ever. He did what he wanted, and people either loved it or hated it. Secondly, I challenge you to name 5 artists that could write better lyrics. You're probably the kind of gu that thinks John Mayer is the best song writer ever. His lyrics were poetry and he was a very smart and educated man. He wasnt just a drugged out rock star, he wasnt aiming to be a rock star. He wanted more than that, he wanted the world as an audience. If you dont understand the Doors then go elsewhere to voice your very nieve opinion. I fuckin hate when people think that the Doors were just a gimmik. The Doors music is true art, a sort of modern day Shakespear.

    Morrison fanon March 17, 2007   Link
  • +3
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    also, jim wasn't really a hippie. hippies appreciated life and had a different view of the war. Jim was opposite. not an exact quote, but jim said that life is painful, when you die the pain ends. Hippies aren't like that.

    lizardkinggon June 26, 2008   Link
  • +2
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    I swear to god this song rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    junebug101on April 12, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I thought 5 to 1 were the odds of dieing in Vietnam, and 1 in 5 were the probability people smoke weed.

    bluestargeckoon September 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    this song is good to get your groove on, maybe working it doggy style with those comanding drums. Such sexual driving music. Anyone agree?

    kozworthon May 07, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    you can't really make sense of any of the doors songs, morrison was more of a poet, and just like any good poetry it's meant to be interpreted as you see it. I don't know about the whole Vietnam thing, I think the line "no one here gets out alive" is just saying that no one gets out of life alive, it's a pretty sick line if you think about it.

    Souperman456on September 21, 2004   Link
  • +1
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    Dude think about it 5 to 1. If one person to every five lives, out of four people none will live. How many people were in the doors? yeah thats right. I think it is also about rebelling against the government, they got the guns, we got the numbers. There are a million meanings though

    MushieManon December 02, 2004   Link

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