If you really want to scare your trick-or-treaters, may I suggest a little of The Doors?Â Nothing says Halloween like a little “Riders On The Storm” for your background music as you open the door to toss Snickers in their buckets.
There’s a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin’ like a toad
Take a long holiday
Let your children play
If ya give this man a ride
Sweet memory will die
Killer on the road, yeah
I have always loved this song.Â It’s creepy and foreboding and actually kind of calming at the same time.Â But what does it mean? A Doors expert and blogger Dan put it well:
“The imagery is blunt, and the gentle undercurrent of the song’s music and lyrics now harbours the threatening edge of death. Everyone is a rider on the storm, a journey that continually risks losing security. This journey is vividly dangerous.Â Jim’s message was act now, search later. Life is a journey, but any journey will be painful. Life is pain, love is pain, and fear prevents people from experiencing life, from accepting what The Doors ultimately come to realize, that we are all just Riders On The Storm.”
Well put, Dan.Â It’s still a creepy song though.Â A video someone made with the song is below. It gives it a little extra something.