jimi hendrix – little wing

Jimi-Hendrix-Experience-Classic-60s-Psychedelic-Rock-Music-Photo-9bAs I talk to people who have read A Circus Mind, everyone always asks for an explanation about the title or about the events and people in the book. Originally, I intended to challenge the reader to make his or her own interpetations about the book and it’s meaning. After some enthusiastic response from some of my readers about my interpetation, I have decided to walk through the book on this blog. So let’s get started with the title and some insight from Jimi about the song’s meaning.

“Little Wing”

Well, she’s walking through the clouds,
With a circus mind that’s running wild,
Butterflies and Zebras,
And Moonbeams and fairy tales.
That’s all she ever thinks about.
Riding with the wind.

When I’m sad, she comes to me,
With a thousand smiles she gives to me free.
It’s alright, she says it’s alright,
Take anything you want from me,
Anything.
Fly on little wing.

Little Wing is like one of these beautiful girls that come around sometimes,” explained Jimi. “You ride into town for the drinks and parties and so forth. You play your gig; it’s the same thing as the olden days. And these beautiful girls come around and really entertain you. You do actually fall in love with them because that’s the only love you can have. It’s not always the physical thing of ‘Oh, there’s one over there…’ It’s not one of those scenes. They actually tell you something. They release different things inside themselves, and then you feel to yourself, ‘Damn, there’s really a responsibility to some of these girls, you know, because they’re the ones that are gonna get screwed.’“ ‘Little Wing’ was a very sweet girl that came around that gave me her whole life and more if I wanted it. And me with my crazy ass couldn’t get it together, so I’m off here and there and off over there.”

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