The Doors:The Hitchhiker Lyrics

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The Hitchhiker

This song is by The Doors and appears on the album An American Prayer (1978).

Thoughts in time and out of season
the Hitchhiker stood by the side of the road
and leveled his thumb
in the calm calculus of reason.

Hi. How you doin'?
I just got back into town
I was out on the desert for a while.

»Riders on the storm«

In the middle of it.

»Riders on the storm«


»Into this world we're born«

Hey, listen, man, I really got a problem

»Into this world we're thrown«

When I was out on the desert,
ya know

»Like a dog without a bone
an actor out on loan«

I don't know how to tell you

»Riders on the storm«

But, ah,
I killed somebody

»There's a killer on the road«


»His brain is squirming like a toad«

It's no big deal, ya know
I don't think anybody will find out about it,

»take a long holiday«

but just, ah...

»Let your children play«

Ya know,
this guy gave me a ride,
and I

»If you give this man a ride«

started giving me a lot of trouble and I just

»Sweet family will die«

couldn't take it, ya know

»Killer on the road«



Written by:

Jim Morrison

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