Friday, September 18, 2009

The Jacks Are In Their Boxes

Jimi Hendrix
27 November 1942 - 18 September 1970

The Wind Cries Mary

Are You Experienced? - MCA Records, 1967

Jimi Hendrix-RS 68
(October 15, 1970)
Photo by Jim Marshall

After all the jacks are in their boxes,
And the clowns have all gone to bed,
You can hear happiness staggering on down the street,
Footprints dressed in red.

And the wind whispers Mary.

A broom is drearily sweeping
Up the broken pieces of yesterday's life.
Somewhere a Queen is weeping,
Somewhere a King has no wife.

And the wind it cries Mary.

The traffic lights they turn blue tomorrow
And shine their emptiness down on my bed,
The tiny island sags downstream
'Cos the life that they lived is dead.

And the wind screams Mary.

Will the wind ever remember
The names it has blown in the past,
And with this crutch, its old age and its wisdom
It whispers, "No, this will be the last."

And The Wind Cries Mary.

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The Bumbles said...

My life and Jimi's crossed paths for 2 whole days. That still pisses me off. I certainly couldn't have been born any earlier - but he sure could have done something to stick around a little longer. Such a loss.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Fantastic Friday music.

Lil Bit said...

Yeah, Mary's passing was sad.
So was Patrick Swayze's.

I wonder who #3 will be ...