What does The Ghost Song mean?

The Doors: The Ghost Song Meaning

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The Ghost Song Lyrics

Shake dreams from your hair
My pretty child, my sweet one.
Choose the day and choose the sign of your day
The days divinity
First thing you see.

A vast radiant beach in a cool jeweled moon
Couples naked race down by its quiet...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2020 !⃝

    The biggest mystery for me is at the end.

    “Thank you Lord for the White blind light.”

    Has he discovered and accepted the Lord Jesus Christ?

    Or is he thanking the Lord for giving him the Light bringer names “Lucifer”?

    He died shortly after this spoken word was recorded..

  2. anonymous
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    Nov 11th 2018 !⃝

    I think its about being on a nude beach ,smoking weed and feeling young in love and free to vulnerable with the spirit of the Indian people around to make sense that its a spiritual awakening of ones inner self and that its a natural part of nature to feel freedom of vulnerability for others to see the way you came into the world and what better way than on a nude beach

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 30th 2018 !⃝

    “Birth, Life, Death,
    You might recall all of the rest”

    Listen. Look. Learn. Adjust.

    Stand up for something.

  4. anonymous
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    Aug 23rd 2018 !⃝

    A visual poem meant to guide the listener through the feeling and experience of being Jim. Highlighted is the the traumatic experience he had as a child witnessing the aftermath of a car wreck. “Wooly cotton brains” being the innocence he lost when he had to confront death as a young individual. Lots of material here about LA experience in the 60’s

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 24th 2017 !⃝

    About last great Indian uprising really ghost dance by Indian prophet tells Indians to abandon white mans was and whisky. 1880s sitting bull was killed over this

  6. anonymous
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    Jan 28th 2012 !⃝

    The song is about living in a christian comune.

  7. anonymous
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    May 8th 2011 !⃝

    It was a poem that jim morrison wrote, about many things like "cotton brains of infancy" is the simplicty and unknowing of children. But the band found all of his recoded poetry about a decade after his death and wrote musoc to them to give fans a farwell even though it involved a member in the grave. R.I.P Jim

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2007 !⃝

    It's what life is all about, Memories and reproduction. Because all you have when your on your death bed is memories.

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 25th 2007 !⃝

    I think that this song is about his past...but I can't tell for sure. It is such a beautiful song...I really wish I knew.

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2007 !⃝

    I just want to get this song started, but I think that it may be about someone's past (ie ghost). I know that it is connected to a lot of events in Jim Morrison's life, but I don't know much more. Anyone else want to help?

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