Tell All the People

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"Tell All the People"
7" Tell All The People.jpg
Single by The Doors
from the album The Soft Parade
B-side "Easy Ride"
Released June 1969
Format 7"
Recorded October 1968
Genre Symphonic rock, psychedelic rock
Length 3:24
Label Elektra
Writer(s) Robby Krieger
Producer(s) Paul A. Rothchild
The Doors singles chronology
"Wishful Sinful"
"Tell All the People"
"Runnin' Blue"
The Soft Parade track listing
"Tell All the People"
"Touch Me"

"Tell All the People" is a song written by guitarist Robby Krieger and performed by The Doors. It was the A-side backed with "Easy Ride" and was released in June 1969. It was the third single from The Doors' album The Soft Parade. It is also known as "Follow Me Down" due to the use of the phrase in the song. The song reached #57 in the US charts.

All songs on The Soft Parade album displayed individual song writer credits, whereas previously these were shared by the entire group. The change was made by lead singer Jim Morrison who didn't want people to think that he had written the lyrics to "Tell All the People" which tells the listeners to "...get your guns."[1]

Other versions[edit]

Merry Clayton's version of the song appeared on her 1970 album Gimme Shelter.


  1. ^ Densmore, John "Riders on the Storm" pg. 187