Riff: Jimi Hendrix – “Crash Landing”

Mar 4, 2013

Hey look at you all lovey dovery/When you messin’ around with that needle/I wonder how would your lovin’ be otherwise

from Crash Landing lyrics by Jimi Hendrix

Callously illustrating the strain drug addiction puts on relationships, Jimi fires a warning shot at his girl Devon Wilson. He desperately wants her to stop, threatening to leave if she can’t. Halfway through he lets the lyrics go and shreds through his emotions with razor sharp precision; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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