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The Doors: The Ghost Song Meaning

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Awake.
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...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2018 11:46am report


    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



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    anonymous
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    Sep 30th, 2018 9:38pm report


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

    Listen. Look. Learn. Adjust.

    Stand up for something.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 23rd, 2018 8:41am report


    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



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2017 2:19am report


    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



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    anonymous
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    Jan 28th, 2012 1:49am report


    The song is about living in a christian comune.



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    anonymous
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    May 8th, 2011 5:49am report


    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



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    anonymous
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    Feb 20th, 2007 2:18pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    Jan 25th, 2007 1:24pm report


    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.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 14th, 2007 1:22pm report


    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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