Fire shows up often in lyrics. Remember the line "...We're living in a powder keg giving off sparks..."? Fire, explosions, we do get emotional. Even "smoke gets in your eyes" can give meaning to a song.
"At a certain point in life, every time a public figure dies, you feel the pinch of your own mortality. It's not the same as sadness, though you may feel sad.
The pinch is simply the recognition that all of us belong to a cultural moment, and famous people are the most visible representatives of our moment. When those people transit into the next orbit, they take a piece of our times and us with them. Their departure is a forecast of our own voyage out."
Like others the name, Jim Morrison, pops up in my head when the Doors music is played. Ray, I learned, was inspired by Bach in creating the very recognizable organ intro of the song. Playing the song takes me back to a summer in the sixties. Old songs have a way of giving me an eclipse of the mind.