Purple Haze all in my brain,
Lately things don't seem the same,
Actin' funny but I don't know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky.

Purple Haze all around,
Don't know if I'm coming up or down.
Am I happy or in misery?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me.

Help me! Oh, no.

Purple Haze all in my eyes,
Don't know if it's day or night,
You've got me blowing, blowing my mind
Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?

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    General CommentTwo words: Acid trip.
    CompleteNirvanaon December 16, 2001   Link
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    General CommentI really think that this song is about Jimi being lovestuck. I'd also believe it was a dream, because he said so. Honestly, do you guys really think Jimi would want all of you getting in these big fights because ou don't know what the songs mean. Maybe it is about drugs, but that would be too obvious. I'm just saying what I think, so don't go getting all mad at me or anything. I'd appreciate corrects though.
    rhcpjh09on May 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentJimi did do heavy drugs, which is part of the reason why he played so well. He was awesome, but he said that the purple haze song was written about the science fiction scene. He said he was a big fan of science fiction and decided to write a song along those lines.
    mydarkesthouron May 09, 2002   Link
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    Song MeaningLike most of us, I thought for years that this is song about the person's feeling who took a strong dose of drugs.

    But now I beleive this 'Purple Haze' is the love which bound Jimin in its spell. So he is so happy that he want to kiss the sky (to thank God may be), he is went in so crazy in true love that he lost his mind and cannot think if its day or night or end of time.

    And a major clue to support my claim is what he said in the song "what ever this girl put a spell on me"

    This is the beauty of many songs of western music that you can extract many meanings out of it and still can't be 100% assured after years that what is the original/real meaning behind the lyrics.
    ishtiaqahmedzon November 23, 2018   Link
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    General Commentwell kt, he was supposedly hung like godzilla................ he played guitar too, thats it in a nutshell
    Mothra666on May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI refuse to look through a whole bunch of people whining about drugs... this song is about being in a daze whether from drugs or something else.. but I would assume it refers to being a stoner. who cares.. Jimi Hendrix was good. He played Woodstock bombed on LSD.
    PTCGAZon December 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAcid trip is nowhere near my thoughts, it was actually about a dream he had. During the dream Jesus came to him almost as a prophet. Not only the original Song name was along the lines of, Baby Jesus, Purple Haze, it was along those lines so don't quote me on that. Hendrix did do acid but only once and he didn't do heavy drugs, hell he oculdn't even play when doing heavy drugs and don't say to me that he had over-dosed which is a major falsity. Finally, if you'rew going to commment make sure you know what the hell you're talking about.Buh-bye now.
    Maggot6(sic)6on March 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell I never thought of what maggot said, but thats kind of cool, because hendrix recieved a great gift from god
    Temujinon April 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMaggot yeh you might know alot about Jimi but dont be stupid! Dont tell everyone yeh jimi only did acid once and didnt do hard drugs...just for some odd reason he was caught about 3 times by the police and in airports with herion! so maybe you need to read up!! and yeh he claims it wasnt his herion and that he didnt pack his back but everyone knows that he was a herion addict... so maybe the song isnt about an acid trip but dont say he didnt do hard drugs! and how the fuck would you know that stuff anyways..like yeh u know exactly how many times he has done acid!
    eman123on April 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song, and it sure sounds like he was on SOMETHING. The Jesus thing doesnt sound too plausible but i wouldnt know anyway.
    sammy4770on April 25, 2002   Link

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