The Ghost Song
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|"The Ghost Song"|
|Song by The Doors from the album An American Prayer|
|Released||November 1978|
|Recorded||1970 (spoken word)
|Genre||Funk rock, spoken word, poetry|
|An American Prayer track listing|
"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, when he thought about that experience, he felt that the souls of the dead Native American workers "leaped into my soul and they're still 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.