Light My Fire

Julie Marks

Los Angeles, United States

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The graffiti on trees present viewers with a wide array of imagery. The imagery on this tree is a collective form of art that offers visual etchings of people, animals, characters and more. The central image of this tree looks like a profile of a cartoon-like character who has “blown his stack” as revealed by his hat detached from his head. The texture and details are a collective form of art from anonomous people who enjoy tagging their visual messages. Although I see many images within the body of the main figure and outside his frame, I took the photograph based on the image of this amusing character. Often when I see graphics and other art forms, I associate to music, our universal language and the poetic lyrics conveyed in the songs. When I saw the flame at the end of this characters outstretched arm, I thought of the legendary Jim Morrison, an inspirational
and brilliant musician who tragically died young from a heart attack after years of abusing drugs. Drugs are reflected in his classic song, “Light My Fire” that became the signature song of his group released on their first album that launched them to stardom.
Morrison was the lead singer and his songs were often played in the background of the cultural revolution in the 60’s when I was an undergraduate in college. His powerful music and vocals were rock classics that have been enjoyed by many generations after his tragic death. Most of the lyrics were written by Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger. He wanted to write about one of the elements: fire, air, earth, and water. Before this song was released, The Doors were an underground band popular in Los Angeles. This song got the attention of a mass audience. Jim Morrison studied film and poetry at the University of California where I was fortunate to attend his concerts on campus as an undergraduate student.

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah

The time to hesitate is through
No time to wallow in the mire
Try now we can only lose
And our love become a funeral pyre

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire, yeah

You know that it would be untrue
You know that I would be a liar
If I was to say to you
Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

Come on baby, light my fire
Come on baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire
Try to set the night on fire

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