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Okay for my english class we have to choose a song and decode it.

Ie in finding the ryhme, reasoning of the lyrics, and general reasoning behind the song. :banghead

Well i choose purple haze by jimi hendrix. i was wondering if any of you could help me decode the song. i just generallized that the song was about drug use in the 1960's. if you need the lyrics i can post them too.

Thanks for your help all

english ant my type of thing either (well english class) i hate it.
 

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I cheated and googled it.

Purple Haze
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For other meanings of Purple Haze, see Purple Haze (disambiguation).

"Purple Haze"

Single by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
from the album Are You Experienced?
Released 17 March 1967 (UK)
16 August 1967 (US)

Format vinyl record (7")
Recorded 11 January 1967
Genre Rock
Length 2:50
Label Track Records
Writer(s)
Producer(s) Chas Chandler
Certification {{{Certification}}}
Chart positions
#3 (UK)
#65 (US)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience singles chronology
"Hey Joe"
(1966) "Purple Haze"
(1967) "The Wind Cries Mary"
(1967)
"Purple Haze" is a song recorded in 1967 by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released as a single in both the United Kingdom and the United States, which also appeared on the US release of their 1967 album Are You Experienced?.

The single peaked at number three in the UK but only number 65 in the US, where it was released in August 1967, three months after AYE? and five months after the UK single. The title is sometimes confused as a drug reference, specifically to LSD. Hendrix in interviews said that the song comes from a dream Hendrix had, where he was walking under the ocean, surrounded by a Purple Haze. A rumour credits the song to a Native American myth told to Jimi by his Cherokee grandmother. Some say the phrase "purple haze" came from a science fiction novel Hendrix was reading at the time, written by Philip Jose Farmer. Hendrix also explained at one point, that the song is just about love and not about drugs. He said that the line "what ever is that girl put spell on me" is the key to the meaning of lyrics.

The song's lyric "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" has been widely misheard as "'Scuse me while I kiss this guy." This kind of lyrical misunderstanding is sometimes refered to as a mondegreen. However, in some live peformances, as a joke Hendrix clearly and unmistakably sang "Scuse me, while I kiss that guy." One of these appears on the album "Voodoo Child : The Jimi Hendrix Collection (Disc 2).". On Woodstock performance Hendrix points towards the sky while singing those lines and when singing "that girl put spell on me", he points towards audience.

Purple Haze is often cited as one of Jimi Hendrix's greatest songs, and first international hit. For many, it is his signature work. Purple Haze became Hendrix' second single after his manager Chas Chandler heard him playing the riff backstage and quickly arranged for him to record and release the song.

Purple Haze was once featured in a Pepsi TV commercial first broadcast during the 2004 Super Bowl where Jimi Hendrix in his youth is drawn to a Pepsi vending machine and spies an electric guitar in a pawn shop as the opening riff of the song begins to play as the identity of the boy is revealed. By contrast, the boy glances at a Coca-Cola machine that is across the street right by an accordion store and a deliberately bizarre accordion version of the song's riff is played.
 

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thanks thats one thing im lookin for.
 

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I think you should change your song to a lap dance is so much better when the stripper is crying by the bloodhound gang. That would be funny going to school and telling what that song is about.
 
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