Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Doors – Peace Frog (album: Morrison Hotel 1970)

This next song is by The Doors. I was first introduced to the band by my Sister. Back when I was a teenager I wished I was in the 60’s – 70’s period so I could experience this amazing era of music, love, fashion and parties. I’ve prepared a memorial corner on one of my room shelves just for Jim Morrison. A few years later, my parents surprised my sister and I with a trip to Paris, of course we all went to Jim’s grave just to say hello. I was stoked!!!
This is one of my favourite songs ;)
Link to the song: Peace Frog The Doors

Video about the arrest of Jim Morrison back in 1969:

What’s this song about?
The line "Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding/Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind" originates from his poem, "Newborn Awakening" (and it also appears at the end of "Ghost Song"). The line is born out of "Dawn's Highway", a poem in which Jim describes an event that occurred when he was young. As Morrison described it in An American Prayer:

Me and my — mother and father — and a grandmother and a grandfather — were driving through the desert, at dawn, and a truck load of Indian workers had either hit another car, or just — I don't know what happened — but there were Indians scattered all over the highway, bleeding to death."  "So the car pulls up and stops. That was the first time I tasted fear. I musta' been about four — like a child is like a flower, his head is floating in the breeze, man.

The line "Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven" likely refers to Morrison's December 9, 1967 arrest at the New Haven Arena during a concert. After an altercation with a police officer backstage, Morrison made the incident known to the concert audience, and was arrested for attempting to incite a riot. A similar line about Chicago probably refers to the conflict surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention. (Wikipedia – Peace Frog)

Info about the band: Wikipedia - The Doors

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