We Could Be So Good Together

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"We Could Be So Good Together"
Song by The Doors
from the album Waiting for the Sun
ReleasedJuly 13, 1968
RecordedFebruary–August 1967 at Sunset Sound Recorders, Hollywood, CA
GenrePsychedelic rock
Songwriter(s)Jim Morrison
Robby Krieger
Ray Manzarek
John Densmore
Producer(s)Paul A. Rothchild

"We Could Be So Good Together" is a song by American rock band the Doors, appearing as the ninth song on their 1968 album, Waiting for the Sun, but was initially released as the B-side of the single "The Unknown Soldier". The song was recorded during the sessions for Strange Days, and appears on an early track listing for the album.

The song has been described (for example in No One Here Gets Out Alive) as lead singer Jim Morrison's way of telling his audience what kind of world they would be able to create if they simply tried.

A review in Slant Magazine[1] described the song as "categorically pre-fame Morrison" ("The time you wait subtracts from joy" is the kind of hippie idealism he'd long given up on), thus implying that this is one of the songs that The Doors had written long before the recording sessions for their third album, and that it is among those pieces, which had not already been used on The Doors or Strange Days.

The single version contains a musical quote at 1'21" when the organ plays the opening theme from Thelonious Monk's "Straight, No Chaser."