Jimi Hendrix – “Bold As Love”

Jimi Hendrix – “Bold As Love” | Society Of Rock Videos

Just Ask The Axis…

We don’t need to ask the Axis how amazing this song is, it speaks for itself!

Easily one of our favorite Jimi Hendrix songs, and the title track from his album Axis: Bold As Love , “Bold As Love” takes you on a journey of colors meant to represent an axis of emotions. We know that Jimi was an incredibly emotional, intense person – no wonder he found it easier to express emotions through color than through words!

Did you know…

Jimi Hendrix only performed “Bold As Love” live once? A few lucky concert-goers had the chance to see this song performed live in 1968 at the Scene Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

We wish Jimi had performed “Bold As Love” live at least one more time before his passing – as amazing as it is on his albums, it must have been legendary live!


+Bold As Love lyrics +

Anger, he smiles,
towering in shiny metallic purple armour
Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground

Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted,
They quietly understand
Once happy turquoise armies lay opposite ready,
But wonder why the fight is on
But they’re all bold as love, yeah, they’re all bold as love
Yeah, they’re all bold as love
Just ask the axis

My red is so confident that he flashes trophies of war,
and ribbons of euphoria
Orange is young, full of daring,
But very unsteady for the first go round
My yellow in this case is not so mellow
In fact I’m trying to say it’s frigthened like me
And all these emotions of mine keep holding me from, eh,
Giving my life to a rainbow like you
But, I’m eh , yeah, I’m bold as love
Yeah, yeah
Well I’m bold, bold as love (hear me talking, girl)
I’m bold as love
Just ask the axis (he knows everything)

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