Fun Fact #12: Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky

Posted: January 18, 2013 by Tuned In, Turned Up in Fun Facts
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If you’re a Jimi Hendrix fan, chances are you know the line “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” well. Even if you’re not a huge Hendrix fan, you’ve probably heard those lyrics at least once in your life.

There’s a lot of different ideas floating around about what that line really means. I’ve heard everything from it being a drug reference, to it being a Jesus reference. The truth though, is hardly as complex. The idea for the song “Purple Haze” was inspired by a dream Hendrix had in which he was walking under water. The line “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” simply means swimming towards the surface for air.

Jimi Hendrix

  1. mikeladano says:

    Cool! Did not know that!

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