"Living on borrowed time, without a thought for tomorrow"
What Happened Next:
John Lennon was sometimes criticized for not practicing what he preached. Like how he sang about imaging no possessions but lived in a million dollar apartment. You could argue that he totally lived up to the lyrics of "Borrowed Time," but you'd be a f*****g p***k for doing so. We only mention that criticism because it was Mark David Chapman's main beef with John Lennon.
Speaking of beef, holy s**t, right? Mooo, right?
Chapman delicately handled this beef by shooting Lennon to death, about six months after the song was written. Hopefully, Lennon practiced what he preached this time and genuinely didn't have a "thought for tomorrow," because, unless that thought was "be dead," he was guaranteed to be pretty disappointed.
Jimi Hendrix - "The Ballad of Jimi"
In 1965, before most people even knew who he was, Jimi Hendrix entered a New York recording studio and probably weirded out everybody in the room by cutting a new tune about how some dude named Jimi was going to be dead in five years. "The Ballad of Jimi" starts with a declaration from Hendrix that the song is dedicated to the memory of his best friend. That the friend's name is a guitar player named Jimi is apparently to be chalked up to coincidence.
Hendrix further confuses matters with the line "that is my story" before ratcheting the creepiness up considerably.
"Many things he would try, For he knew soon he'd die."
"Now Jimi's gone, he's not alone. His memory still lives on."
"Five years, this he said. He's not gone, he's just dead."
What Happened Next:
"I'm gonna go over there and die, now."
Next, Jimi Hendrix suffocated in the most horrible way imaginable that doesn't involve c**k. He choked on his own vomit. Conveniently, for the purpose of this article, he died almost exactly five years after recording "The Ballad of Jimi." "Five years, this he said. He's not gone, he's just dead."
Disturbing as all f**k, isn't it? Probably the only reason he didn't get more specific than that was that nothing rhymes with "choked on vomit."
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