It was the greatest night of my life.
Although I still had not found a wife
I had my friends
Right there beside me.
We were close together.
We tripped the wall and we scaled the graveyard
Ancient shapes were all around us.
The wet dew felt fresh beside the fog.
Two made love in an ancient spot
One chased a rabbit into the dark
A girl got drunk and balled the dead
And I gave empty sermons to my head.
Cemetary, cool and quiet
Hate to leave your sacred lay
Dread the milky coming of the day.



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    General Commentits obviously a poem written during or after hanging out with friends at a cemetary...jim had an awsome gift of taking a normal setting and making a beautiful thing out of it....

    Jim Morrison is probably one of the best poets ive ever read.
    GypsyRoseon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyes i agree Gypsyrose!!! There is a genius version where the doors play this half way through light my fire!!!
    Soybnon May 16, 2010   Link

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