I asked Jim, what should I write about? He said, 'Something universal, which won't disappear two years from now. Something that people can interpret themselves.' I said to myself I'd write about the four elements; earth, air, fire, water, I picked fire, as I loved the Rolling Stones song, 'Play With Fire,' and that's how that came about." - Robbie Krieger
''We never wanted to cut it, but our first single, ‘Break On Through,’ flopped and radio stations told us that ‘Light My Fire’ would be a hit if we cut it down. We didn’t have much choice because AM radio ruled everything, and if you wanted to get on AM you had to have a short song.'' - Robbie Krieger
''Jim came up with the second verse, about the ''funeral pire'' and I said: 'Jim why it is always 'death', why do you always have to do that?' and he said: 'No this is perfect, you have the love part of it and then the death part'. He was right.'' - Robbie Krieger
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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