Tell All The People (as made famous by The Doors)

“Tell All the People” is a song written by guitar player Robby Krieger and performed by The Doors. It was the A-side backed with “Easy Ride” and was released in June 1969. It was the third single from The Doors’ album The Soft Parade. It is also known as “Follow Me Down” due to the use of the phrase in the song. The song reached #57 in the US charts.

All songs on The Soft Parade album displayed individual song writer credits, whereas previously these were shared by the entire group. The change was made by lead singer Jim Morrison who didn’t want people to think that he had written the lyrics to “Tell All the People” which tells the listeners to “…get your guns.”[1]