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Riff: Jimi Hendrix – “Izabella”

Mar 4, 2013

Keep those dreams comin’ in strong/Maybe one day I’ll be holdin’ you instead a machine gun

from Izabella lyrics by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi and anti-war sentiments go together like the 70s and bell bottoms. In this conversation between two lovers, he explains to his sweetheart how he has to go away to war, and hopefully one day, he can replace his machine gun for her love – a sad, but relevant reality; [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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