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, as with the whole album, is a posthumous putting to music of Morrison's own recordings of his poetry by the rest of the band.
Part of the lyrics to the song, beginning with "Indians scattered on dawn's highway, bleeding", refer to a self-described childhood experience of Jim Morrison's, where he and his family were driving down a desert highway and passed a mutli-fatal road accident 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".
- "Rock recording artist Jim Morrison is dead". Lodi News-Sentinel. California. UPI. July 10, 1971. p. 8.
- described verbally by Morrison in The Doors:"An American Prayer" album, track 3 "Dawn's Highway", 1978