The Ghost Song (2:50)

Cover of The Very Best of the Doors (Bonus Track Version)

From The Very Best of the Doors (Bonus Track Version)

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 “lept 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 Doors members.

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