Bold As Love

17 08 2017

Though the Hendrix family removes Jimi’s original material from youtube, there are ways of listening to his poetry. One of my favorites has always, will always be Bold As Love from the album Axis: Bold As Love. The Pretenders perform imho, an excellent rendition of the classic song for the Stone Free tribute to Jimi Hendrix album.

One of the great things about the song is as he is describing the colors, it is easy to relate them to the chakras. Comparing the lyrics of the song to the meanings of the colors of the chakras will be somewhat entertaining, as I have primarily used Jimi’s definitions as gospel. (Wouldn’t You?)

Using the definitions found on the site and the lyrics from the song, will be an interesting study of lyrics and esoteric systems.

Root Chakra: color- Red

The red chakra colors are also indicative of our need for logic and order, physical strength and sexuality as well as the fight or flight response when faced with danger.

Bold As Love

My red is so confident that he flashes Trophies of war and ribbons of euphoria.

Sacral Chakra: color – Orange

The chakra colors associated with sacral chakra is orange. Swadishthana chakra relates to the water element in the human body. The chakra colors orange impact sexuality, reproductive function, joy, desire and even creativity, compassion for others etc.

Bold As Love

Orange is young, full of daring But very unsteady for the first go around.

Solar Plexus: color – Yellow

The chakra colors yellow of this energy vortex are associated with fire, energy, charge etc. This element of fire, when balanced and harmonious allows one to feel more confident, cheerful and energetic along with a right amount of respect for self and others.

Bold As Love

My yellow in this case is not so mellow In fact I’m trying to say it’s frightened like me.

Heart Chakra: color – Green

The heart chakra is associated with the chakra colors Green. This chakra influences our relationships and has the Air element. A weak heart chakra is responsible for sabotaging the relationships through distrust, anger and envy etc.

Bold As Love

Queen Jealousy, envy waits behind him Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground.

Throat Chakra: color – Blue

The Throat chakra with its chakra colors Blue is associated with the ability to communicate, listen etc. The glands to which the Throat chakra is attached are the esophagus, ears, throat, thyroid, jaws, teeth and neck vertebrae. The ethereal element of the Throat Chakra, when balanced, allows an individual to have pleasant voice, artistic abilities, expressive ways and also ability to be in a higher place spiritually.

Bold As Love

Blue are the life-giving waters taken for granted They quietly understand.

Third Eye Chakra: color – Indigio

This chakra is associated with chakra colors Indigo and is connected to the Pineal or pituitary gland. Those with a well balanced brow chakra can have telepathic abilities, charismatic personality and they often do not have any fear of death.

Bold As Love

The once happy turquoise armies lay opposite ready But wonder why the fight is on.

Crown Chakra: color – Purple

The chakra colors of violet or purple. The crown chakra is associated with the pituitary gland, nervous system, and the brain and head region with its element of light. In its balanced state, this chakra can render individuals the ability to perform miracles, transcend the laws of nature, and have a heightened awareness of death and immortality.

Bold As Love

Anger he smiles towering in shiny metallic purple armor.


Given that Jimi was describing the colors within the meter of an incredible song, the abrupt lyrical definitions are enhanced through his guitar playing and the music. I’m sure that many of you recognize his incredible riffs, perhaps some of you will recognize his rhymes as well.