by Jim Morrison…
It was the greatest night of my life Although I still had not found awife I had my friends right there beside me
We scaled the wall We tripped through the graveyard Ancient shapes were all around us No music but the wet grass felt fresh beside the fog Two made love in a silent spot one chased a rabbit into the dark A girl got drunk & balled the dead And I gave empty sermons to my head
Cemetery cool & quiet Hate to leave your sacred lay Dread the milky coming of the day
I´d love to stay I´d love to stay I´d love to stay
When I was back there in my high school days I studied Morrison for some time. The Graveyard Poem became one of my all-time favorites and I have inscribed it in many obscure locations through the years. I woke up thinking about it and decided to see if I could find it on this great web of ours. I hadn’t actually read it for maybe 30 years and wanted to find out how closely I remembered it. All of my Morrison books went missing from storage around ‘88or‘89 so I have no original hard copy. Even my tattered copy of “No One Here Gets Out Alive” seems to be gone.
The first couple of results had me questioning my memory. While I accepted that I may have had a couple of words wrong the fact that the whole end repeat was missing said “not it”. A couple of other results had lines from other poems and songs interlaced and also omitted the ending. I was about to just put it down the way I remember and then I found it word for word as I remember. So unless someone found and copied one of my obscure scribblings I believe this to be the way Jim put it down.
Thoughts on Morrison/cemeterys/empty sermons/anything??