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Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower lyrics

"There must be some kind of way out of here,"
Said the joker to the thief,
"There's too much confusion,
I can't get no relief.
Businessman they drink my wine,
Plowman dig my earth
None will level on the line, nobody offered his word, hey"

"No reason to get excited,"
The thief, he kindly spoke
"There are many here among us
Who feel that life is but a joke
But you and I, we've been through that
And this is not our fate
So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late"

All along the watchtower
Princes kept the view
While all the women came and went
Barefoot servants, too

Outside in the cold distance
A wildcat did growl
Two riders were approaching
And the wind began to howl
*Buisness man there, drink my wine,
Come and take my herb.



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    Probably Bob Dylan's most prophetic song and fully exalted by Jimi Hendrix

    "There must be some way out of here" said the joker to the thief
    "There's too much confusion", I can't get no relief
    Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth
    None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

    It is a conversation with the devil and Jesus. the devil is the joker and Jesus is the thief

    Mark chapter thirteen -watch i shall come as a thief in the night refers to Jesus as the thief
    The Joker has been a reference to the devil from the time of the first deck of cards

    The devil is complaining that he has a bad deal (must be some kind of way out)
    all the confusion (chaos) brings no relief (satisfaction)
    business men (elite power structure) and plowmen (non elites) use and enjoy the material rewards of the world.
    none along the line...the generational line since Noah (humans) have not appreciated it as much as the old devil had hoped

    "No reason to get excited", the thief he kindly spoke
    "There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke
    But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate
    So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late".

    No reason to get excited Jesus says kindly to the devil
    many people everywhere have no clue (think everything is a joke)
    But Jesus tells the devil, we have been through this and this is not our fate (deal) now destiny
    (The Devil already tried to make a deal with Jesus when he tried to tempt him on the mount and was rejected by Jesus)
    So stop all the lies (talking falsely) and whining because the time is limited (hour is getting late) is Jesus telling the devil you already sealed your fate.
    the next lines refer to his (God's) princes keeping a watch for his return to take back the earth

    All along the watchtower, princes kept the view
    While all the women came and went, barefoot servants, too.

    The Princes are God's Chosen watchers to watch and wait for Christ's return
    The Women and the barefoot servants go about their daily business the barefoot servant represents a humbling is due to a prideful nation and the women are protected by the princes who keep a vigil in their watchtower.

    Outside in the distance a wildcat did growl
    Two riders were approaching, the wind began to howl.

    Refers to the book of Revelations and the coming of the great battle against the antichrist.
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