Jan 5, 2012

Bold As Love


Lisboa, Março de 1980
(Leica M4-2+Summicron 50mm)

“Bold As Love” – Jimi Hendrix

Anger, he smiles, towering 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 frightened like me
And all these emotions of mine keep holding me
From giving my life to a rainbow like you
But I'm, 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)
Yeah, yeah!

From the album:
“Axis: Bold As Love” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

Jimi Hendrix: guitar and vocals
Noel Redding: bass and vocals
Mitch Mitchell: drums



  1. Happy New Year, Rui !! All the best for 2012 !!

  2. " Chaves 8 de Setembro de 1990 - Os gestos que não fazemos à espera que os outros façam por nós. E assim perdemos a vida que é uma expressão permanente que não pode ser adiada, nem diferida. Nenhuma prova de comunhão deveremos esperar receber que não formos capazes de primeiro ousar."
    Miguel Torga, Diário, XVI

    Ontem li esta passagem do Diário de Torga e pareceu-me que apesar da grande diferença de linguagem e estilo, existe uma mensagem comum: a vitalidade da ousadia.