Wednesday, June 09, 2010

The Intention Of A Zombie’s Kiss

Before you slip into unconsciousness

I’d like to have another kiss

“The Crystal Ship,” The Doors

In the summer of 1967
the number one song in America was
“Light My Fire,” by The Doors, a song written by
their guitar player. They never intended
the song to be a hit. They recorded it
at just over seven minutes long, with two
solos, keyboard and guitar. They intended
the song to be trance-inducing, mystical.
Their producer did a tape edit cutting
out both solos for a three minute version.

That was the soundtrack for the Summer of Love.

Mutilated, the song’s intention remained.

We’re now two generations away from that.

A kiss is supposed to be still a kiss but
the intention of a kiss always remains.

Forty years away from the Summer of Love
I think there might be more bliss in just slipping
into unconsciousness sans another kiss.

A sigh is supposed to be just a sigh but
a zombie’s bite remains a zombie’s bite, too.

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“Light My Fire” at Wikipedia

Ray Manzarek’s autobiography at Amazon

Shanghai In The Epipelagic Layer

“This Was A Different World”

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