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THE DOORS / Waiting For The Sun (1968.)

Album duh, sljednik nikad realiziranog The Celebration Of The Lizard!

Treći album The Doorsa na štovatelje je djelovao kao hladan tuš.  Većina je očekivala da će kročiti stazom dva uspjela prethodnika – s/t i Strange Days, no od navedenih je Waiting For The Sun zadržao brojnost “rasutih” skladbi. No, nije imao jezgrovite okosnice poput The Enda ili When The Music’s Over. Ovoga je puta Morrisonova poema Celebration Of The Lizard raskomadana, tako da se na albumu pojavio samo jedan segment; Not To Touch The Earth dok će Celebration Of The Lizard  kao kompaktna cjelina danje svjetlo ugledati na živom albumu Absolutely Live kao i na naknadnim sabirnim i piratskim izdanjima.

Šteta, jer je u eri stasavanja progresivnog zvuka mogla pobrati lovorike! Svejedno, njezine su krhotine prikazale punu raskoš zamišljenog koncepta koji je moguće isčitati i iz koncertne verzije.

Album su izvukle pjesme koje su zračile hitoidnošću i eksperimentalnošću, poput Love Street, Five To One, Spanish Caravan i druge… Samo je Gušterovo slavlje podijeljeno na sedam faza, a to su:

“Lions in the Street”
“Wake Up!”
“A Little Game”
“The Hill Dwellers”
“Not to Touch the Earth”
“Names of the Kingdom”
“The Palace of Exile”

Napomenimo da je propali plan o objavi Celebrationa… u formi albuma predviđao dvije strane od po dvadesetak minuta. Mnogo je elemenata koji su spriječili tu zamisao: neslaganje članova sastava, neslaganje kompanije Electra Records.… Što bilo da bilo, uskraćeni smo za nesuđeno remek djelo!

The Doors: Waiting For The Sun (Electra, 1968.)

Hello, I Love You
Love Street
Not To Touch The Earth
Summer’s Almost Gone
Wintertime Love
The Unknown Soldier
Spanish Caravan
My Wild Love
We Could Be So Good Together
Yes, The River Knows
Five To One

Album je trebao sadržavati dvije strane, svaka po oko osamnaest minuta trajanja. Predviđena poema… pa donosimo je u cijelosti, s tim da je na standardni album uvrštena samo fraza tj. fragment Not To Touch The Earth:

 

The Celebration Of The Lizard

Lions in the street and roaming
Dogs in heat, rabid, foaming
A beast caged in the heart of a city
The body of his mother
Rotting in the summer ground
He fled the town

He went down South and crossed the border
Left the chaos and disorder
Back there over his shoulder

One morning he awoke in a green hotel
With a strange creature groaning beside him
Sweat oozed from its shiny skin

Is everybody in?
The ceremony is about to begin

Wake up!
You can’t remember where it was
Had this dream stopped?

The snake was pale gold
Glazed and shrunken
We were afraid to touch it
The sheets were hot dead prisons
And she was beside me
Old, she’s not, young
Her dark white hair
The white soft skin

Now, run to the mirror in the bathroom
Look! She’s coming in here
I can’t live thru each slow century of her moving
I let my cheek slide down
The cool smooth tile
Feel the good cold stinging blood
The smooth hissing snakes of rain . . .

Once I had, a little game
I liked to crawl back into my brain
I think you know the game I mean
I mean the game called ‘go insane’

Now you should try this little game
Just close your eyes forget your name
Forget the world, forget the people
And we’ll erect a different steeple

This little game is fun to do
Just close your eyes no way to lose
And I’m right there I’m going too
Release control we’re breaking thru

Way back deep into the brain
Way back past the realm of pain
Back where there’s never any rain
And in the labyrinth of streams
Beneath, the quiet unearthly presence of
Dreadful hill people in the gentle hills around
Reptiles abounding
Fossils, caves, cool air heights

Each house repeats a mold
Windows rolled
Beast car locked in against morning
Rugs silent, mirrors vacant
Dust blind under the beds of lawful couples
Wound in sheets
And daughters, smug
With semen eyes in their nipples

Wait
There’s been a slaughter here

(Don’t stop to speak or look around
Your gloves and fan are on the ground
We’re getting out of town
We’re going on the run
And you’re the one I want to come)

Not to touch the earth
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do, but
Run, run, run
Let’s run
Let’s run

House upon the hill
Moon is lying still
Shadows of the trees
Witnessing the wild breeze
C’mon baby run with me
Let’s run

Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let’s run

Not to touch the earth
Not to see the sun
Nothing left to do, but
Run, run, run
Let’s run
Let’s run

House upon the hill
Moon is lying still
Shadows of the trees
Witnessing the wild breeze
C’mon baby run with me
Let’s run

Dead president’s corpse in the driver’s car
The engine runs on glue and tar
C’mon along, we’re not going very far
To the East to meet the Czar

The mansion is warm, at the top of the hill
Rich are the rooms and the comforts there
Red are the arms of luxuriant chairs
you won’t know a thing till you get inside

Run with me
Run with me
Run with me
Let’s run

Some outlaws lived by the side of the lake
The minister’s daughter’s in love with the snake
Who lives in a well by the side of the road
Wake up, girl! We’re almost home, yeah!

Should see the gates by morning
We should be inside by evening

Let the carnival bells ring
Let the serpent sing
Let everything

We came down
The rivers and highways
We came down from
Forests and falls

We came down from
Carson and Springfield
We came down from
Phoenix enthralled
And I can tell you
The names of the Kingdom
I can tell you
The things that you know
Listening for a fistful of silence
Climbing valleys into the shade

I am the Lizard King

Retire now to your tents and to your dreams
Tomorrow we enter the town of my birth
I want to be ready!

Pored spomenute Not To Touch The Earth, na raznim se bootleg izdanjima mogu naći još neki odbačeni dragulji poput Go Insane  i praktički čitave fragmentirane poeme!

Tijekom vremena je procurila i produkcijski finalizirana verzija što već spada u domenu “što bi bilo da je bilo“! Mi možemo svejedno uživati u demo matrici kompletne skladbe te nekoliko zabilježenih lajv zapisa.

autor: Vjeran Stojanac, 05/08/2021

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