A common interpretation of the lyrics is the message that nothing lasts forever (thus "Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually"), not only the good things like love, dreams or life, but also the bads, like diseases, death and fears, as shown in the last part of the song.
Leon Hendrix, the younger brother of Jimi, has said that Jimi revealed privately to him that the song was about their family. The first verse is their mother leaving… read more
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