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An American Prayer

This song is by The Doors and appears on the album An American Prayer (1978).


Do you know the warm progress under the stars?
Do you know we exist?
Have you forgotten the keys to the kingdom?
Have you been borne yet & are you alive?

Let's reinvent the gods, all the myths of the ages
Celebrate symbols from deep elder forests
Have you forgotten the lessons of the ancient war
We need great golden copulations

The fathers are cackling in trees of the forest
Our mother is dead in the sea
Do you know we are being led to slaughters
By placid admirals & that fat slow generals are getting
Obscene on young blood
Do you know we are ruled by T.V.

The moon is dry blood beast
Guerrilla bands are rolling numbers
In the next block of green vine
Amassing for warfare on innocent
Herdsman who are just dying

O great creator of being
Grant us one more hour to perform our art
And perfect our lives

The moths and atheists are doubly divine and dying
We live, we die and death not ends it

Journey we more into the nightmare
Cling to life our passion'd flower
Cling to cunts and cocks of despair
We got our final vision by clap
Columbus groin got filled with green death
I touched her thigh, death smiled

We have assembled inside this ancient
And insane theater
To propagate our lust for life
And flee the swarming wisdom of the streets

The barns are stormed,
The windows kept
And only one of all the rest
To dance and save us
With the divine mockery of words
Music inflames temperament

When the true King's murderers
Are allowed to roam free
A 1000 Magicians arise in the land

Where are the feasts we are promised
Where is the wine, the new wine
Dying on the vine

Written by:

Jim Morrison

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