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Riff: Jimi Hendrix – “Somewhere”

Mar 4, 2013

But as far as I know they may even try to wrap me up in cellophane and sell me/Brother’s help me and don’t worry about lookin’ at the storm

from Somewhere lyrics by Jimi Hendrix

This chart topping single is defined by Jimi’s animosity towards injustice. He sees cities burning and sympathizes with extraterrestrials all while drinking a tear-filled cocktail, wondering when it’s his turn to be packaged and sold. Still incredibly relevant even by today’s standards; [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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