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If 6 Was 9

Written by Jimi Hendrix

Lyrics

if the sun refused to shine
I don't know how
I don't mind

if the mountains fell in the sea
let it be
it ain't me

got my own world to live through
ain't gonna come near you

if a 6 turned out to be 9
I don't know how
I don't mind

if the hippies cut off their hair
I don't care
I don't care

I've got my own world to live through
ain't gonna come near you

if the sun refused to shine...

what child is this...
what child is this...

(piano through a Marshall Amp played by Tori)


Tori Quotes

My brother would bring Jimi in, my father would make him take Jimi out again, and I would say "Why, daddy, he looks like Jesus?" I was 5 in 1968 and it took me years later to find Jimi again. My friend Joe said to me "Jimi is God" and I said, "You mean that guy that plays guitar?" I don't think he's forgiven me for that yet. [Cornflake Girl UK CD liner notes - 1994]

Well, the thing about Jimi is that, aside from the music, it's his spirit. That's the same with John Lennon, it's the spirit. It's, you know, they were the pied pipers, we'd follow then anywhere. You know, if Jimi would have like, you know how they said "never take a ride with strangers?" Well, if Jimi would have pulled up in 1968 when I was 5 years old and said, "Hey, little girl, let's go for a ride." I'd be like, "No problem. No problem." More than anything, I did it, a thing to Jimi, just out of such respect for him. Not that I thought that I could do particularly a god job with it. It's an okay job, it's not one of the best things I've ever done. [Virgin Radio, UK - February 5, 1994]


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