The Return of Jimi Hendrix

Album: Dream Harder (1993)
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  • I dreamed about Jimi Hendrix
    He came back for one day
    Was born weepin' out of an egg
    The mid-wife said
    And straight away began to pray
    With lifted head

    He spent the early hours
    Communing with the morning stars
    And then he came over to my house
    Where he tried out my guitar

    He was young and black and beautiful
    Big eyed, perfect skin an'
    He played my guitar like a lightning storm
    Like twirlin' feathers in the wind
    He could make it sound like the end of the world
    A fire, the flick of a knife
    He could squeeze it slow and masterful
    Like the hand that brought the world to life

    Together we strolled in sculptured gardens
    Passed the sleepy afternoon
    Maids were dartin' back and forth
    From a window came a violin tune
    Angels, dressed as nurses toyed with playin' cards
    Looters sprung from prisons filled the yard

    A yellow sun hung low and dawned,
    And as it dipped
    Jimi stood up straight, grinned
    And shook his velvet hips

    Callin' himself King Electric
    In the evening he went wild
    Played on a dozen stages
    In the clubs of New York -
    Lit the city end to end
    Wired it up, fired it up
    Scarved, bejewelled, long-legged, snake-limbed
    Athletic, driven, dangerous

    He made all Manhattan shake
    And every street and sidewalk quake
    His stratocaster caused the mighty Empire State
    To vibrate
    His whammy bar caused shock-eyed punks from
    Hackensack and Yonkers
    Raised on speed, metal and rap
    To enter trance and levitate

    He played Purple Haze and Pyramid,
    Voodoo Child and Sin-E,
    Up From the Skies and Storm Free
    In King Tut's Wah-Wah hut

    He did a forty-two minute
    Cosmic rise I Writer/s: Anthony Silvester Thistlethwaite, Jim Keltner, Mike Scott
    Publisher: Wixen Music Publishing
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