"Not To Touch The Earth" is a song on the Doors' 1968 album Waiting for the Sun. Its lyrics are an excerpt from Jim Morrison's long poem "The Celebration of the Lizard," a more complete version of which is printed in the liner notes of the album. The song's first two lines ("not to touch the earth/not to see the sun") are drawn from the headings of section 1 and 2 of Chapter 60 of James Frazer's The Golden Bough, "Between Heaven and Earth," which describes the taboos placed on people thought to have supernatural power in early societies.

Source: Jerry Hopkins and Danny Sugerman, No One Here Gets Out Alive (a biography of Jim Morrison and the Doors)