Peace Frog

Probably my favourite song by The Doors, Peace Frog is track four on their 1970 album “Morrison Hotel”. Peace Frog is a song that originated from a collection of different Morrison poems, one of them being “Abortion Stories”.
The spoken part during the song “Indian’s scattered on dawn’s highway bleeding/Ghosts crowd the young child’s fragile eggshell mind” makes references to a childhood incident Jim spoke of in various interviews. Although Jim claimed seeing the truckload of Indians crashed at the side of the road as a seminal moment in the formation of his young mind, “this was the first time I tasted fear”, several members of his family have said they don’t recall the incident so if it did happen, Jim probably exaggerated it.

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