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Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze lyrics

Purple haze all in my brain
Lately things just don't seem the same
Actin' funny, but I don't know why
'Scuse 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?
Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me

Help me help me
Oh no no... No

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

No, help me aw yeah! Oh no no oh help me...

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    My latest thinking is that this is a "Love" song and refers to the power of love to mess up his mind and life ("acting funny and I don't know why"). She put a real heavy spell on him and he's defenceless and lost ("help me"). This line of thought would make "purple haze" an upbeat version of the blues, purple instead of blue.
    My other thought was that drugs like lsd would be expected to make him act funny and kiss the sky, but "Love" doing it would come as a surprise and might not be so obvious. So his not being able to know the cause would more likely be "the mystery of love".
    When I first heard the song I though that drugs were the cause of his purple haze, and "she" referred to lsd. Is Purple Haze a drug related term?
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