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"
Released November 1967
Recorded May and August 1967
Genre Blues rock, psychedelic rock
Length
  • 3:16 (Album Version)
  • 2:37 (Single Version)
Label Elektra
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)

"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 (Oct 15, 1999). Light My Fire. Penguin. p. 258. ISBN 9780698151017. 
  3. ^ Densmore, John (Nov 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 14 June 2018.