"Little Wing" as written by and Christopher Young....
Well she's walking through the clouds
With a circus mind
That's running wild
Butterflies and zebras and moonbeams
And fairly tales

That's all she ever thinks about

Riding the wind

When I'm sad she comes to me
With a thousand smiles
She gives to me free

It's alright, she says
It's alright
Take anything you want from me
Anything

Fly on, little wing


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"Little Wing" as written by Christopher Young

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    General Commenthmmm, I think it's about his mom. Since she died when he was so young
    Nuncayon August 23, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLove and psychedelia, that's what this song is about. :D
    Tig45on January 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really cool, kinda ballady. The lyrics look as if she's in his head, like a guardian angel. Hendrix was often slightly out of it wen he wrote songs tho so mayb thats where the ideas come from ;-)
    binky_on_wheelson September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy post is backed by an interview with jimi yall. this song is about how he had relationships with dozens of the most coveted women on earth of his time(lucky bastard)...anyway, about these girls he said "they're all one girl to me" and this is the concept of little wing. she has to fly on cause they both want to have sex with other people but what they experienced is implied to have been great nonetheless. so it wasn't like they were prostitutes...just free love bandaids or groupies..hehe. FUCK 50 cent, jimi is the eternal black pimp, and the pimp of all nationalities as well.
    Atemporalon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy opinion is that this song can be about a free-spirited woman that wants to share her love with more than one man (beautiful idea), about Jimi's guardian angel, about the memory of his mom, all that.

    But more generally, I think it's about his imagination. His psychedelic imagination, that with its circus ming, running wild thru the clouds, and only thinking of butterflies and fairy tales, saves him, when he's sad, from the "unfreedom" and greyness of the world. Gives freedom to his spirit.
    BrokenDickon February 06, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationWe all have mind and body, but both are not more real than our spirit. We often think that our inspiration comes from the mind, of reason, which in most true, but the more successful is our creation, we realize that it comes from the soul, where the spirit is housed.

    For this reason I will interpret the meaning of this song from a different perspective, from a biblical perspective, known to every spirit.

    The first paragraph corresponds to a metaphorical description of an innocent woman in a place something like the garden of paradise. This is Eve in the Garden of Eden, before sin.

    The second and last paragraph represents a repentant Adam, after having tasted the tree of knowledge, being comforted by an Eve who recognizes her guilt.

    As we know Adam and Eve represent respectively the spirit of every man and woman today. The actions described in the Bible committed by both we still keep making them even today.

    This song teaches us that we must recognize that we are born children of God, Who is our Father, that we were made in His image and likeness, but even if we fall into the temptation of the enemy, we must be aware that it is our sin that leads to spiritual death, which is why we must repent, to achieve forgiveness and eternal life.

    With that said, with reason could be his mother or any casual girl in his life, but from spiritually view, is really a REMINDER of our own status before judgement.
    albertoespnon July 23, 2013   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea. all i know is that my friend phillip played this for me and i loved it right away. fly on little wing.
    emma.leeon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is really cool, kinda ballady. The lyrics look as if she's in his head, like a guardian angel. Hendrix was often slightly out of it wen he wrote songs tho so mayb thats where the ideas come from ;-)
    binky_on_wheelson September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgardian angel. yes. this song reminds me of my friend lisa, and she is without question the one who looks out for me.
    kingmikekingon April 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song, just beautiful....mm.....
    i also like the guardian angel idea. :) well everyone has one, this guy was good enough to write about her!!!
    god i love this song................
    bionicgoldfishon April 07, 2003   Link

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