on the last day of his life
jimi hendrix woke up
and made his way down the hall
he adjusted the knobs in the shower
till the water came out
just the way he liked it
it was hot but not too hot
it was hot
but not too hot

on the last afternoon of his life
jimi hendrix went to the kitchen
and he got himself a glass of water
he put four ice cubes into the glass
there is nothing like cold water
there is nothing


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    General Commenti dont understand why noone else has commented on this yet.

    some of darnielles most beautifully fragile lyrics.
    warsaw_350125on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is beautiful.
    dunno why they mention jimi hendrix or why its about him,
    but i like it.
    HeadlessHorsemanon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think he uses Jimi Hendrix, as opposed to a random name, is to show that despite the specularity of their life's accomplishments, they lived and died just like everyone else. It describes the mundane and bland things of life, but in the context of a rock idol and legend. Quite haunting when you hear it.
    zriegleon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with zriegle on this one. The death of Hendrix was one of the most monumental days in music. However, as a day it was probably unremarkable. He probably began it the way he began any other day.
    MrDeliriouson May 18, 2008   Link

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