Well I wait around the train station
Waitin’ for that train
Waitin’ for the train, yeah
Take me, yeah, from this lonesome place
Well now a whole lotta people put me down a lot ‘a changes
My girl had called me a disgrace

The tears burnin’
Tears burnin’ me
Tears burnin’ me way down in my heart
Well you know it’s too bad, little girl, it’s too bad, too bad we have to part

Gonna leave this town, yeah
Gotta leave this town
Gonna make a whole lotta money
Gonna be big, yeah
Gonna be big yeah
I’m gonna buy this town
I’m gonna buy this town, an’ put it all in my shoe (might even give a piece to you)
That’s what I’m gonna do, what I’m gonna do, what I’m gonna do


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    General CommentWhat an incredible song. Hendrix hated his hometown...hate his high school....hated the people who he felt thought he wouldn't amount to anything. So he writes the fantasy song. He leaves the town to get away and when he comes back he will be a big star and rich enough to buy the town and show everyone.

    This happened in a sort of way. Jimi never graduated from high school. (He got in trouble and joined the army.) The school always viewed him a useless. But when he was a big star, his high school invited him back to give a speech to the school and they billed him as "a distinguished former student." It made Jimi laugh in disbelief.
    jersey73on October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIncidently, listen to the 12-string acoustic solo version of this song. It was featured in the Jimi Hendrix movie from the 1972 Warner Brothers movie. It can also be found on the Jimi Hendrix Blues CD released in the early 1990s.

    It was Jimi's first time playing a 12-string acoustic. But he picks it up and starts playing this song. He actually started crying while playing it. You can tell how personal this song was to him. This version kills me.
    jersey73on October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhen you graduate to this # you have reached Jimi's peak and thus THE peak.

    Actually was playing it since 67 so it does strike me as odd it never was recorded in a studio...... as far as i know.
    pton December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe live version of this song done in 1970 at Berkeley has to be the best live guitar piece done by anyone anywhere. (originally on the Rainbow Bridge album, currently on the "Blues" cd and "Voodoo Child" double cd) Only "Machine Gun" on the "Band of Gypsys" cd equals it. Too bad the cameras messed up during filming and there is only a partial visual of the performance. Hendrix is the Man, the only Man.
    xird77on April 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDid you think I'd do that?
    nicknockon April 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, i love jimi hendrix he is THE MAN this song is amazing, beautiful and so powerfull....GONNA BE BIG YEAH.....AWESOME!!!!
    paradison July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was Jimi's first time playing a 12-string acoustic.

    doubt it [:
    Blackmofasa9on December 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou lot make it sound like its harder play a 12 string than a 6! the first time i picked up one it was no different, the only problem is it makes fingerpicking difficult - (which this song contains none) and im not a guitarist of hendrix's calibre.
    Anyway, brilliant song hes the only one of his kind!
    salty1690on January 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso much passion, that's what I fuckin love about Jimi Hendrix.
    subterranean_summeron January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry salty, but hendrix fingerpicked when he played this with the 12 string, he abandons the plec half way through the intro, then decides to start the song again, you know, when he was "scared as to death"
    brilliant tho, more poignient retrospectivally, with what he was sayin an all.
    HENDRIX FOREVER!!!
    l1am_st0n3ron January 20, 2007   Link

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