Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix Lyrics


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Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they 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 comin' up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me

Help me
Help me
Oh, no, no

Ooh, ah
Ooh, ah
Ooh, ah
Ooh, ah, yeah!

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

Ooh
Help me
Ahh, yeah, yeah, purple haze
Oh, no, oh
Oh, help me
Tell me, tell me, purple haze
I can't go on like this
(Purple haze) you're makin' me blow my mind




Purple haze, n-no, no
(Purple haze)

Overall Meaning

The song Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix was released in 1967 and is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The lyrics of the song are a bit ambiguous, but it is believed that the song is about the experience of being high on psychedelic drugs and the sensations that come with it. Hendrix describes feeling like he is in a daze, unsure of what is real and what is not. He feels like he is under a spell and cannot break free.


The first verse of the song suggests that Hendrix is experiencing a sort of mental fog, where things around him appear distorted and strange. He is struggling to make sense of his surroundings and is acting peculiarly without really knowing why. The line "Excuse me while I kiss the sky" has become synonymous with the song and is often interpreted as representing the feeling of euphoria that comes with being high.


In the second verse, Hendrix describes feeling like he is in a dream-like state, where time and reality are disorienting. He is not sure if he is happy or miserable, and he feels like he has been put under a spell by a woman. The repetition of the phrase "Help me" throughout the song suggests that he is struggling to break free from the haze that has taken over his mind.


Line by Line Meaning

Purple haze, all in my brain
I feel hypnotized and overwhelmed by the drug-induced state of my mind


Lately things they don't seem the same
My perception of reality has been altered in a profound and unsettling way


Actin' funny, but I don't know why
I'm behaving erratically due to the disorientation brought on by the drug


Excuse me while I kiss the sky
I am so high that I feel like I am transcending the limitations of my physical body and touching the heavens


Purple haze, all around
The psychedelic influence of the drug has penetrated all aspects of my environment


Don't know if I'm comin' up or down
I cannot decide if the drug is causing me to feel euphoric or depressed


Am I happy or in misery?
I am experiencing conflicting emotions that I cannot readily interpret or understand


What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me
My disorienting state is caused by the effects of the drug, but I am attributing it to a particular girl who I am fixating on


Help me
I am overwhelmed and struggling to come to terms with the intensity of the drug's influence on me


Ooh, ah
I am experiencing uncontrollable sensations of pleasure and pain


Ooh, ah, yeah!
The drug is alternately making me feel joyous and despairing


Purple haze all in my eyes
The drug-induced state of my mind is interfering with my ability to see clearly or navigate my surroundings


Don't know if it's day or night
I cannot discern basic temporal distinctions due to the overwhelming effects of the drug


You got me blowin', blowin' my mind
The drug has pushed my mind to a point of extreme cognitive and perceptual overload


Is it tomorrow, or just the end of time?
I am experiencing a profound sense of detachment from time and reality


Ahh, yeah, yeah, purple haze
The drug's influence over my mind and body is profound and all-encompassing


Oh, no, oh
I am becoming increasingly distraught and overwhelmed by the drug's influence


Tell me, tell me, purple haze
I am seeking some kind of guidance or relief from the overwhelming influence of the drug


I can't go on like this
I am becoming increasingly desperate and overwhelmed by the effects of the drug on my mind and body


(Purple haze) you're makin' me blow my mind
The influence of the drug on my mind and body is both profound and terrifying


Purple haze, n-no, no
The intensity of the drug's effects is becoming too much for me to handle




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Written by: Jimi Hendrix

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Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they 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 comin' up or down
Am I happy or in misery?
What ever it is, that girl put a spell on me

Help me
Help me
Oh, no, no

Ooh, ah
Ooh, ah
Ooh, ah
Ooh, ah, yeah!

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

Ooh
Help me
Ahh, yeah, yeah, purple haze
Oh, no, oh
Oh, help me
Tell me, tell me, purple haze
I can't go on like this
(Purple haze) you're makin' me blow my mind
Purple haze, n-no, no
(Purple haze)



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@teenagewasteland9610

Fun Fact: There is a rock bar in Kathmandu, Nepal named Purple Haze Rock Bar. And what's cooler over there is that, there's a portrait of Of JIMI HENDRIX made with 10157 ping pong balls which equals the number of days he lived on the earth (November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970). I hope those who travel to Nepal in the future must check into Purple Haze rock bar. That place is a ripper.

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@bxllwxr1d220

How has the ping pong balls not get out of place since even a little shake could ruin it 😭

@ishantrajan9284

Thanks for the suggestion!

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