Jimi Hendrix: Hey Joe Meaning
Song Released: 1966
Hey Joe Lyrics
Hey Joe, I said where you goin' with that gun in your hand?
Alright. I'm goin down to shoot my old lady,
you know I caught her messin' 'round with another man.
Yeah,! I'm goin' down to...
anonymous Feb 17th 2012, 04:11 report
This is a male-oriented sexist song. The gun is his penis, his shot is his ejaculant. His women is messed up by another man and no longer a virgin. The implication is that this gives him permission to go down south to shape of Mexico and ejaculate without a condom (noose around the neck). The dialogue between the two men in the song is male banter, boasting about sex.
anonymous Dec 7th 2011, 17:49 report
this song was original was copy righted in 1962 by folk musician Billy Roberts , it was at a higher tempo until folk artist Tim Rose did a version of it , ie same tempo as Jimi played it . Jimi's version is just an interpretation of the song the lyrics and cord structure existed prior to him coming on the scene
anonymous May 3rd 2011, 19:08 report
jimi covered this song,the original was
written by billie roberts so any interpretation on jimis part would be pointless.
anonymous Apr 10th 2011, 20:20 report
Could also be interpreted to mean, hey joe where you going with that gun in your hand... gun equals needle. I'm going down to shoot my old lady. Going to go shoot up. You know I caught her messing round with another man. I got the drugs while with another man.
anonymous Jan 31st 2011, 09:46 report
This song is about an ex-soldier who cannot deal with a problem in a normal way anymore. There were plenty of them in the US during the Vietnamwar.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
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