Well, I stand up next to a mountain
And I chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I stand up next to a mountain
Chop it down with the edge of my hand
Well, I pick up all the pieces and make an island
Might even raise a little sand, yeah
'Cause I'm a voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child, baby

Want to say one more last thing

I didn't mean to take - up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back to you one of these days
I said, I didn't mean to take up all your sweet time
I'll give it right back one of these days, yeah
And if I don't meet you no more in this world
Then I'll, I'll meet you in the next one
Now don't be late, don't be late
'Cause I'm a voodoo child, voodoo child
Lord knows I'm a voodoo child, hey, hey, hey

I'm a voodoo child, baby
I don't take no for an answer
Just want you to know

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  • +4
    General Commentcan't people stop declaring their stupid bullshit praise and just interpret the song?
    that's what this site is for, REMEMBER?
    vexedprogenyon May 15, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General Commentgod i wish i lived to see jimi
    sean7711on July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it means he feels great: when you are spiritually enlightened you are supposed to be able to move mountains. Chopping 'em down with your hand is just a step further.

    He is fully enjoying life and becaus eof that he misses quite some appointments. But he promises to make it up in the future. And if he passes away before you, he makes you keep an appointment for which you for sure are gonna 'be late!' So you have to make up the lame excuse in stead of him.

    I really don't see how people get that wrestling thing out of this song...
    Could some one clarify that>
    McPhlipon December 11, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentActually, "roger wilco" is incorrect. There are two similarly named songs on the "Electric Ladyland" album which is probably causing the confusion. One is "Voodoo Chile" and the other "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)". The lyrics for the latter are shown here above. Also of possible interest is that Steve Winwood played Organ and Jack Cassidy played Bass on "Voodoo Chile"
    soundmanon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti once read somewhere that chile meant that it was the product of something hence meaning hendrix was the product of voodoo but i cant find anything to back that definition of chile up so i dont know but i dont think it means chile
    he uses chile again in highway chile
    robopatroloon February 01, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBest song ever kinda lol well anyway i love jimi hendrix and saw him live at woodstock and filmore east new yrs i forget what year & i was trippn on some bad acid but he was great and i got the whole section i was in to scream voodoo child or chile or whatever i wanted to hear this version but it was the encore already so he played the other one - in anycase he looked at me and i felt like he brought me with him on the eagles wing to the outskirts of infinity.
    SoCalicoon July 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThose guitar solos are friggin incredible. I love Jimi Hendrix. He was a god.
    SenselessNoiseon April 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a problem here.I know that Jimi Hendrix intended for this song to be titled Voodoo Chile.Why does it turn up everywhere as Voodoo Child?That is confusing.One person I talked to even thought Voodoo Chile was Voodoo Chili.Voodoo Chile is the correct title though isn't it?
    IronHornon May 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere are 2 song on the Electric Ladyland album of the sam title, the Voodoo Child (slight return) metal sound'n blitz...and the blues beauty "Voodoo Chile" but this is just a bad ass blues song with some free associated type lyrics...
    keithkampbellon May 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod... Hendrix was simply amazing on guitar, plus it's the entrance theme of the Hulkster so it's definately one of my favorite songs.
    mrtscon May 14, 2002   Link

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