"So Long, Jimmy" as written by James Dearness Hogarth and James Blunt....
I just can't believe that it's over
We were chilling out on the sofa
Digging how the guitar goes
In a song that no one knows
Did you lick that line yourself
Or did the voodoo magic help?
Does everyone have a different take?
Do you seem real but I seem fake?
Does everyone get hypnotized by your fire?

So long, Jimmy, so long
Though you only stayed a moment
We all know that you're the one singing
So long, Jimmy, so long
Sure we're glad for the experience
We miss you now you've gone
We're just swimming in your soul cause
We all wish we wrote this song
Life goes on

I'm just so relieved that it's over
We were hanging out going nowhere
Digging how the guitar goes
In a song that no one knows
Did you burn that bridge yourself
Or did the voodoo magic help?
Does everyone have a different take?
Are you just cool and I'm just baked?
Does everyone get mesmerized by your fire?

So long, Jimmy, so long
Though you only stayed a moment
We all know that you're the one singing
So long, Jimmy, so long
Sure we're glad for the experience
We miss you now you've gone
We're just swimming in your soul cause
We all wish we wrote this song
Life goes on


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    General Commentto me this song is about Jimi Hendrix...I mean look at the lyrics: "Or did the voodoo magic help?"-Voodoo Child people and "Does everyone get hypnotized by your fire?" the thing jimi did with the fire... I really think it is about jimi hendrix and its very cool because I LOVE HENDRIX and i think the fact that james blunt like him too is very very cool!!!
    pennylane15on November 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVoodoo Magic, Experience, Fire- Jimmy Hendrix
    Elad Treboron June 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy original thoughts seem to be alot more simple than other peoples. I thought that it was about either him being chucked out of a band or him chucking someone else out of a band and that the whole song was supposed to be taking the mic out of that guy. There's loads of references to music being written and things like "Digging how the guitar goes, In a song that no one knows" could be referring to how the band weren't going anywhere. Stuff like "We all wish we wrote this song" could be sarcastic refferences to a x-bandmate's songwriting abilities. These were my thoughts although everyone seems to be sure that it was about Jimi Hendrix or Jim Morrison.
    jamc_automaticon June 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a guy called Jimmy he served with in the army. The guy used to take his guitar everywhere, he used to strap it to the tank and stuff, and he taught James how to play.
    Then the poor guy got blown up a couple of months before his tour was over.
    So I think this song is like a tribute to him, but Jimmy wasn't the kinda guy to want a sad song written about him. Juding by the song, the guy was quite badass. Or maybe passionate.
    R.I.P Jimmy.
    heatherrxxxon August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song!!!!!! It's great.
    eloiseon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!!!!!! It's great.
    Oh yeah, and apparently its about Jim Morrison.
    eloiseon June 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgr8 song x x
    STACYTHESTARon June 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot Jimi Hendrix, but Jim Morrison, like Eloise said. Listen to the last 20 seconds and you'll hear Riders on the Storm...

    Voodoo magic charm -> mojo -> Mr. Mojo Risin' (anagram from LA Woman).

    And, if it was about jimi hendrix, why wouldnt it be jimi instead of jimmy...?
    Goneoocon August 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually its about both, Jimi hendrix and Jim Morrison. he's a fan of both.
    grenade manon August 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentactually its about both, Jimi hendrix and Jim Morrison. he's a fan of both. the lyrics were about when he was going abroad and "leaving" them behind. could be a metaphor for when he went to kosovo and was separted from friends and family
    grenade manon August 07, 2005   Link

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