Jim Morrison's poetry ( originally recorded in 1969 ) backed with music by 'The Doors' was released as "An American Prayer" in 1978 becoming an instant hit with Morrison Fans all over the world ! Here are some words from a track called 'Newborn Awakening' ...

Gently they stir, gently rise

The dead are newborn awakening

With ravaged limbs and wet souls

Gently they sigh in rapt funeral amazement

Who called these dead to dance?

Was it the young woman learning to play the ghost song on her baby grand?

Was it the wilderness children?

Was it the ghost god himself, stuttering, cheering, chatting blindly?

I called you up to anoint the earth

I called you to announce sadness falling like burned skin

I called you to wish you well

To glory in self like a new monster

And now i call you to pray ...



Awake

1. "Awake" – 0:35
2. "Ghost Song" – 2:50
3. "Dawn's Highway" – 1:21
4. "Newborn Awakening" – 2:26

To Come of Age

5. "To Come of Age" – 1:01
6. "Black Polished Chrome" – 1:07
7. "Latino Chrome" – 2:14
8. "Angels and Sailors" – 2:46
9. "Stoned Immaculate" – 1:33

The Poet's Dream

10. "The Movie" – 1:35
11. "Curses, Invocations" – 1:57

World on Fire

12. "American Night" – 0:28
13. "Roadhouse Blues" – 5:53
14. "The World On Fire" – 1:06
15. "Lament" – 2:18
16. "The Hitchhiker" – 2:15

An American Prayer

17. "An American Prayer" – 3:04
18. "Hour For Magic" – 1:17
19. "Freedom Exists" – 0:20
20. "A Feast Of Friends" – 2:10 (also known as "The Severed Garden")

Bonus tracks:

21. "Babylon Fading" – 1:40
22. "Bird Of Prey" – 1:03
23. "The Ghost Song" [Extended Version] – 5:15



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3 comments:

  1. ♡ Morrison is so cool...gotta love him!

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  2. May I have your permission to reprint this post on www.jimmorrisonproject.com? :)

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