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<l><shift feature=”voice” new=”echo”/> <shift feature=”voice” new=”breath”/>Indian, Indian, what did you die for?</l>
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<l>Indian says, nothing <shift feature=”pitch” new=”dimin”/> at all.</l>
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<l>Gently they stir, <pause type=brief/> gently rise.</l>

<l>The dead are newborn awakening</l>

<l>With ravaged limbs and wet souls,</l>

<l>Gently they sigh in rapt funeral amazement.</l>
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<l>Who called these dead to dance?<l/>

<l>Was it the young woman learning to play the ghost song on her baby grand?</l>
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<l>Was it the wilderness children?</l>

<l>Was it the ghost god himself, stuttering, <shift feature=”temp” new=”acc”/>cheering, chatting blindly?</l>
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<l>I called <shift feature=”pitch” new=”cresc”/> you up to anoint the earth.</l>

<l>I called you to announce sadness falling like burned skin.</l>

<I>I called to wish you well,</l>

<l>To glory in self like a new monster.</l>
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<l>And now I call on you to pray. </l>
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James Douglas Morrison
"Ghost Song"