The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's Life


Cool Beans! #4




the Mountain Goats



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The Last Day of Jimi Hendrix's Life is the third song on the compilation Cool Beans! #4. It was re-released on the compilation Ghana.


On the last of his life, Jimi Hendrix woke up
And made his way down the hall
And he adjusted the knobs in the shower 'til the water came out just the way he liked it
It was hot, but not too hot
It was hot, but not too hot

On the last afternoon of his life, Jimi Hendrix went to the kitchen
And he got himself a glass of water
He put four ice cubes into the glass
There is nothing like cold water
There is nothing

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "The third verse, if there were one, would not be 'and here's what caused his death.' It would just be another thing a person might do in his house as he went about his day. The song isn’t about Jimi Hendrix’s death; it’s essentially a riff on Musee de Beaux Arts. When I say 'riff' I don’t mean that the point is the same, but that it sort of responds to Auden’s observation, maybe continues it, or zags left with it, or takes it inward some." -- John's Tumblr

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