Love Me Two Times

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"Love Me Two Times"
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Single by The Doors
from the album Strange Days
B-side"Moonlight Drive"
ReleasedNovember 1967
RecordedMay and August 1967
GenreBlues rock, psychedelic rock
Length
  • 3:16 (Album Version)
  • 2:37 (Single Version)
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)Robby Krieger
Producer(s)Paul A. Rothchild
The Doors singles chronology
"People Are Strange"
(1967)
"Love Me Two Times"
(1967)
"The Unknown Soldier"
(1968)

"Love Me Two Times" is a song by the American rock band the Doors. It first appeared on their second studio album Strange Days. It was edited to a 2:37 length and released as the second single (after "People Are Strange") from that album, and reached number 25 on the charts in the United States.[1]

Ray Manzarek played the final version of this song on a harpsichord, not a clavichord.[2] Manzarek described the instrument as "a most elegant instrument that one does not normally associate with rock and roll."[2]

"Love Me Two Times" was considered to be somewhat risqué for radio airplay, being banned in New Haven for being "too controversial," much to the dismay of the band.[3]

The song was written by guitarist Robby Krieger. According to band members, the lyrics were about a soldier or sailor on his last day with his girlfriend before shipping out, ostensibly to war (Vietnam).[citation needed] Ray Manzarek described the song as "Robby [Krieger]'s great blues / rock classic about lust and lost, or multiple orgasms, I'm not sure which."[2]

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  1. ^ "( The Doors > Awards )". AllMusic. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Manzarek, Ray (October 15, 1999). Light My Fire. Penguin. p. 258. ISBN 9780698151017.
  3. ^ Densmore, John (November 4, 2009). Riders on the Storm: My Life with Jim Morrison and the Doors. Random House Publishing Group. ISBN 9780307429025.
  4. ^ "Aerosmith on MTV Unplugged". Rock This Way. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  5. ^ Stoned Immaculate: The Music Of The Doors (Media notes). 2000. Retrieved June 14, 2018.