Ghost Song (4:09)

Cover of Hit Collection 2000

From Hit Collection 2000 and 3 other releases

“The Ghost Song” is a song by The Doors, and was released on An American Prayer in 1978, 7 years after Jim Morrison’s death in Paris, France. The song is Morrison’s poetry recording with the rest of the band’s music.

Part of the lyrics to the song, with the mention of “Indians scattered on dawn’s highway, bleeding”, allegedly refers to one of Morrison’s childhood experiences, when he and his family were driving down a desert highway and passed a road accident site, where trucks loaded with Indian workers had collided. According to Morrison, during that experience the souls of the dead Native American workers “leapt into his soul and stayed there”.

The song marks the first creation of new Doors songs, with the overdubbing of music to pre-existing poetry recital tapes by the surviving band members.

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  • joejyojo

    Awake.......shake dreams from your hair my pretty child,my sweet one...

    18 May 4:56pm Reply
  • Sin_for_Blood

    ''I wanna live in another world! That's all.. '' Jack Kerouac ..

    4 May 10:11pm Reply
  • astbury04

    Love this

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • TheSuperCrasher

    This is epic. But "The Ghost Song" is even better. Mainly because it's longer. :P

    14 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Plaza_Trinidad

    everything is broken up and dances

    1 Apr 2012 Reply
  • boscopud

    "Awake. Shake dreams from your hair, My pretty child, my sweet one. Choose the day and choose the sign of your day, The day's divinity, First thing you see. A vast radiant beach and cooled jeweled moon. Couples naked race down by it's quiet side. And we laugh like soft, mad children, Smug in the wooly cotton brains of infancy. The music and voices are all around us."

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • boscopud

    "Choose they croon the Ancient Ones, The time has come again. Choose now, they croon, Beneath the moon, Beside an ancient lake. Enter again the sweet forest. Enter the hot dream, Come with us, Everything is broken up and dances. Indians scattered, On dawn's highway bleeding."

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • boscopud

    "Ghosts crowd the young child's, Fragile eggshell mind."

    7 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Brian___May

    Great!

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • JoodWood

    This song is underrated

    19 Jul 2011 Reply
  • janis-joplin1

    İçindeki şeytanı yak

    2 Jun 2011 Reply
  • corky64

    Great....<3

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Brian___May

    The BEST!

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • boscopud

    The Doors!!!! My Doors! Excellent!! Ahhhh.... what a beautiful Saturday's listening I'm having! Thank you Brian! :-)

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • themartialarts

    I used to listen to the double 7" of this and Roadhouse Blues when I was 4.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • nikki_chikero

    Is this real "Ghost Song"?

    3 Aug 2010 Reply
  • jenotka

    everything is broken up and dances

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl

    Great song

    1 Mar 2010 Reply
  • lallasupertramp

    the perfect world

    26 Feb 2010 Reply
  • OOODerDudeOOO

    so fuckin' great!

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
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