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Jimi Hendrix

1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)

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“1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)“ is a song by Jimi Hendrix, performed by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on their 1968 album Electric Ladyland. “1983... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)“ is often cited as one of Jimi Hendrix’s most psychedelic songs (however, Hendrix and his band never played the song live). The song features an intro in the Dorian mode with a recurring phrase. At 13 minutes 39 seconds, it is the second longest song in the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s studio catalogue, surpassed only by “Voodoo Chile.“ The song details a science fiction scenario of an apocalyptic war and the protagonist/Hendrix’ desire to “take our last walk through the noise to the sea” with his female companion in order to escape the destruction. The song segues into Moon, Turn... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ I can hear atlantis full of cheer

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