The <i> Last</i> Doors Letter


I agree with letter writer Justin Clayton (Jan. 14) that Jim Morrison’s lyrics have much more to say than meets the eye. Jim wrote “The Crystal Ship” for Mary Worbelo, a girlfriend with whom he was breaking up.

We knew that crystal (as Clayton writes) was slang for the drug Methedrine, but the song was a goodby love song . It is Justin Clayton who decided that ship meant hypodermic needle and that kiss meant drug injection.

It is Justin Clayton who interpreted the lyrics to his liking in order to rationalize his own admitted membership in what he called “a drug-induced generation.”


The Doors, drummer

Los Angeles