Peace Frog - The Doors Lyrics

There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
She came
There's blood on the streets, it's up to my knee
She came
Blood on the streets in the town of Chicago
She came
Blood on the rise, it's following me
Think about the break of day

She came and then she drove away
Sunlight in her hair

She came
Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness She came
Blood in the streets it's up to my thigh She came
Yeah the river runs red down the legs of the city
She came
The women are crying rivers of weepin'

She came into town and then she drove away
Sunlight in her hair

Indians scattered on dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts crowd the young child's fragile eggshell mind

Blood in the streets in the town of New Haven
Blood stains the roofs and the palm trees of Venice
Blood in my love in the terrible summer
Bloody red sun of fantastic L.A.

Blood screams the pain as they chop off her fingers
Blood will be born in the birth of a nation
Blood is the rose of mysterious union

There's blood in the streets, it's up to my ankles
Blood in the streets, it's up to my knee
Blood in the streets in the town of Chicago
Blood on the rise, it's following me

Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger came up with the guitar riff. The lyrics were based on 2 of Jim Morrison's poems, one called "Abortion Stories," which is where the bloody images came from.
This was written in the studio. After Krieger got the guitar riff, they went through Morrison's notebooks and found the poems to create the lyrics. The first lines they got were "She came, she came, she came, just about the break of day."
The lyrics about the Indians refer to an auto accident involving a group of Indians that Morrison's family came across on the highway. Morrison, who was a child at the time, felt that the ghosts of the Indians took up residence in his soul. This scene is portrayed at the beginning of Oliver Stone's movie, The Doors.
The lyric "Blood in the streets of the town of Chicago" refers to the 1968 democratic convention.
The lyric "Blood in the streets of the town of New Haven" refers to Morrison's arrest in New Haven in 1967. Police were called when Morrison was seen getting intimate with a young girl before the show. An officer confronted Morrison, who was arrested on stage after he exposed himself and went on a rant against the police.
Krieger recorded a version with Smashmouth for the 2000 Doors tribute album Stoned Immaculate.
Radio stations usually play this together with "Blue Sunday," which follows it on the album.


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