Newborn Awakening
Newborn Awakening

Jim Morrison, The Doors - Newborn Awakening Lyrics

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Newborn Awakening Lyrics

Indians scattered on Dawn's Highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind

Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven
Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice
Blood in my love in the terrible summer
Bloody red sun of phantastic L.A.

Blood screams her brain and chop off her fingers
Blood will be born in the birth of a nation
Blood is the rose of mysterious union
Blood on the rise, it's following me

Indian, Indian
What did you die for?
Indian says, "Nothing at all"

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"
In 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 on you to pray

Writer(s): Jim Morrison, John Paul Densmore, Raymond D Manzarek, Robert A Krieger
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Doors Music Company
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who wrote the lyrics for 'Newborn Awakening'?

    'Newborn Awakening' was written by Jim Morrison, with contributions from John Paul Densmore, Raymond D Manzarek, and Robert A Krieger of The Doors.

  2. What album features the song 'Newborn Awakening'?

    'Newborn Awakening' is a part of the ninth and final studio album by The Doors titled 'An American Prayer,' released in 1978.

  3. What are some themes present in 'Newborn Awakening'?

    'Newborn Awakening' touches on themes such as death, rebirth, bloodshed, and Native American imagery. These themes are consistent with Jim Morrison's poetic style and his reflections on life and society.

  4. Which events inspired the lyrics of 'Newborn Awakening'?

    The lyrics reference real-life events experienced by Jim Morrison, including his witnessing of a highway accident involving Native Americans during his childhood and his arrest in New Haven. These experiences deeply influenced his poetic expressions.

  5. How does 'Newborn Awakening' relate to other works by The Doors?

    'Newborn Awakening' shares lyrical elements with other songs like 'Peace Frog,' which also includes lines about bloodshed and Native American imagery. Both songs reflect Morrison's recurring motifs of violence and spiritual awakening.

  6. Was there any controversy surrounding the release of 'Newborn Awakening'?

    'An American Prayer,' the album featuring 'Newborn Awakening,' received mixed reviews upon its release. Some criticized it for not aligning with Morrison's original vision for an audio presentation of his poetry, while others appreciated its dedication to showcasing a different side of him.

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