Wild Thing
Jimi Hendrix Lyrics


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Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think I love you
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
I love you

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, I think you move me
But I wanna know for sure
Come on and hold me tight
You move me

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing
Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing




Wild thing, you make my heart sing
You make everything groovy, wild thing

Overall Meaning

Jimi Hendrix's iconic song "Wild Thing" is a love anthem that perfectly captures the excitement and passion of young love. Throughout the song, the singer expresses his love for a woman who drives him wild, urging her to hold him tight and expressing his uncertainty about whether he truly loves her or not. The repetition of the lyrics "Wild thing, you make my heart sing" throughout the song emphasizes the singer's intense emotions and desire for the woman.


The lyrics of "Wild Thing" are a powerful representation of the free-spiritedness and passion of the 1960s culture. The song emphasizes the idea of living in the moment, indulging in wild and hedonistic pleasures, and embracing the unpredictable nature of love. The simplicity of the lyrics and the catchy melody make it an easy song to sing along to and one that has endured for decades as a classic rock hit.


Overall, "Wild Thing" is a vibrant love song that captures the joyful, exuberant spirit of the 1960s. It reminds listeners to embrace the unpredictability and excitement of love and to embrace the wildness of life itself.


Line by Line Meaning

Wild thing, you make my heart sing
The subject of the song (likely a woman) creates a feeling of elation and joy within the singer's heart.


You make everything groovy, wild thing
The subject has the ability to make every aspect of the singer's life feel cheerful and carefree.


Wild thing, I think I love you
The singer is expressing his romantic attraction to the subject and is considering the possibility of falling in love.


But I wanna know for sure
The singer wants to confirm that his feelings of love are reciprocated by the subject before fully committing to a relationship.


Come on and hold me tight
The singer is urging the subject to physically embrace him, as an indication of their mutual affection.


I love you
The singer declares his love for the subject, indicating that he has now received the confirmation he was seeking and is ready to pursue a romantic relationship.




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Written by: Chip Taylor

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Comments from YouTube:

chadwr85

"We tune because we care for your ears, that's why we don't play it so loud." He says that all the time on live recordings.

Shocking Blue fan Andy Nirvana

Jimi will always be my favorite guitarist NR.1

Johnharpdalton

So many beautiful details in this great performance, and such fun they were having on all levels. I especially like where the guitar says 'Thankyou' at 3.53...

DILLIGAF425

The best there ever was Long live Jimi

Tom George

...such joy and exhuberance..and kick-ass attitude! this clip is so great to find, as a big Jimi fan..so much of the most famous footage is of a worn-out and disenchanted Hendrix. Here he is an the first flush of fame, loving every second! :)

K DePauw

The humor, the smile, the tongue. And the guitar, of course!

Lee Stedman

This has to be in my top 10 of live music clips. Impossible to tire of this :-)

jhendrixfanatic2

Still jaw dropping after what by now must be 100 personal views

Kracid Kelevra

3:51 , he says Thank You with his guitar ( listen clearly to the sound ) .

Arttisan

Jimi played in Blackpool? Holy mother of god

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