"Bold as Love (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover)" as written by and John Mayer....
Anger he smiles, towering in shiny metallic purple armour
Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground

Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted
They quietly understand
Once happy turquoise armies lay opposite ready
But wonder why the fight is on

But they're all bold as love
Yeah they're all bold as love
They're all bold as love
Just ask the axis

My red is so confident that he flashes trophies of war
And ribbons of euphoria
Orange is young, full of daring
But very unsteady for the first go-round
My yellow in this case is not so mellow
In fact I'm trying to say it's frigthtened like me
And all these emotions of mine keep holding me from
Giving my life to a rainbow like you

But I'm bold as love
Yeah I'm bold, bold as love
I'm bold as love
Just ask the axis (he knows everything)


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    General CommentCould the reason that John Mayer covered this song was because both John Mayer and Jimi Hendrix have synesthisia?
    DJ Hooneron January 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenta good departure from the rest of the album at the right time...great cover
    swimmingbird941on September 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthank you for getting the lyrics and putting them under this artist, i wanted to hear people's takes on bold as love a la john mayer
    JackiePittson September 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI wasn't epecting much from this cover, but I was pleasantly surprised. He actually does a really good job, and it still fits in with the rest of the album. I can't believe I'm just starting to realize how talented this guy is, I had always sort of written him off because of his more poppy songs.
    mrperson13on September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't know this was a cover. Whose is it? Yup, it's different from the other songs...I get surprised at times because it comes after "Slow Dancing...", which is sort of mellow, the suddenly John semi-shouts "Anger". Haha
    joanneofmineon October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe original is by Jimi Hendrix, luv.
    Firlosse_Nekoon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI did not know this was a cover either.

    What does "Just ask the axis" mean?
    MrHenon January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWoooooow. Whoever doesn't know this is a cover needs to listen to Jimi's version ASAP! It'd be hard to appreciate this song without hearing it from the genius himself. But John kills this song (kill in a positive connotation =) His guitar solos are too amazing for words. But I get completely different feelings from his version than Jimi's. Just ask the axis can mean whatever you want it to mean. In Jimi's I think of the axis as some kinda higher power but in John's I'm not sure...
    bldasloveon February 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat is the name of the jini hendrix version? I cant seem to find it...
    sinisterbananaon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentjust kidding i found it


    well anyways-

    this song is great it does an amazing job relating color with feelings (synesthesia as some people said)
    sinisterbananaon February 11, 2007   Link

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