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Black Magic Woman
Santana Lyrics


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Got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
I've got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can't see
That she's a black magic woman
She's trying to make a devil out of me

Don't turn your back on me, baby
Don't turn your back on me, baby
Yes, don't turn your back on me, baby
Stop messing 'round with your tricks
Don't turn your back on me, baby
You just might pick up my magic sticks

You got your spell on me, baby
You got your spell on me, baby
Yes, you got your spell on me, baby
Turnin' my heart into stone
I need you so bad
Magic woman I can't leave you alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Santana's song "Black Magic Woman" describe the power that a woman holds over the singer. With the repeated declaration "I've got a black magic woman," the singer is expressing his enraptured state, feeling blinded and bewitched by her. He believes that she is attempting to turn him into a devil, because of how she is making him feel. This suggests a sense of danger and risk that accompanies being in her presence. The chorus has a pleading tone, as the singer begs this "magic woman" not to turn her back on him, as he is afraid he may lose her. He warns her not to play games with him, as he is under her spell and she could easily manipulate him.


The lyrics of the song are an example of the themes of mysticism and sensuality that were prevalent in rock music of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The song has been interpreted to be about a specific woman, or about the female form in general as a source of mystical power. The use of the term "black magic" is significant because it has connotations of the occult and supernatural.


Line by Line Meaning

Got a black magic woman
I am in a relationship with a woman who has supernatural powers


Got me so blind I can't see
I am completely under her control and can't see her true intentions


She's trying to make a devil out of me
She is attempting to corrupt and lead me astray into evil ways


Don't turn your back on me, baby
Please do not leave me, my love


Stop messing 'round with your tricks
Stop trying to deceive me and playing manipulative games with me


You just might pick up my magic sticks
You might end up being influenced by my powers as well


You got your spell on me, baby
You have me under your spell and completely captivated


Turnin' my heart into stone
Your manipulative ways are affecting me so much that I am becoming hardened and emotionless


Magic woman I can't leave you alone
I am completely addicted to you and cannot leave you even though I know you are not good for me




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Peter Alan Green

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Got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
I've got a black magic woman
Got me so blind, I can't see
That she's a black magic woman
She's trying to make a devil outta me
Don't turn your back on me, baby
Don't turn your back on me, baby
Yes, don't turn your back on me, baby
Stop messing 'round with your tricks
Don't turn your back on me, baby
You just might pick up my magic sticks
Got your spell on me, baby
You got your spell on me, baby
Yes, you got your spell on me, baby
Turning my heart into stone
I need you so bad, magic woman
I can't leave you alone



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Lyrics:

Got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman

I've got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can't see
That she's a black magic woman
She's tryin' to make a devil out of me

Don't turn your back on me, baby
Don't turn your back on me, baby

Yes, don't turn your back on me baby
Stop messin' around with your tricks
Don't turn your back on me baby
You just might pick up my magic sticks

Got your spell on me baby
Got your spell on me baby

Yes you got your spell on me baby
Turning my heart into stone
I need you so bad - magic woman
I can't leave you alone



All comments from YouTube:

@roncriswell2685

My dad used to play this on guitar when I was a kid with the record in the background.......we still have that record, love you dad.

@dirkpittthegreat4559

@Carlos Santana I have every album ever made...always a huge fan. Still have them. Thanks for the music Carlos. Made my life easier many times.

@JoseGarcia-fs8lc

@Carlos Santana p0

@orlandaferreira1589

Good is with us...

@charlenedean4086

I wish I still had this album. We were still young to understand what we had as children. We destroyed albums 35. Wish we could have known it would means hundreds 💯😕

@professorxavier9692

I love you too son.

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@myndcrime346

My Dad passed away on Wednesday February 1, 2023. He was a huge Santana fan. He had amazing taste in music. From a very young age, I can remember waking up to him playing this song from his bedroom, and then as I got ready for school.
I will miss you SO MUCH Pop. My heart is broken. I miss my morning phone call from you...especially your "My son!" after I said hello. You're no longer in pain or suffering. I love you Papasito. ❤️

@dopeoverload7718

Abraxas was on repeat every weekend at my house growing up thanks to my dad as well, very sorry to hear about your loss

@SusanneWatson-hr8pf

Are you ready for this? I'm 81 years old and this song still gives chills. So many memories! ❤❤❤

@rachelsvideochannel

Love it!😁🎸💤
I'm in my 40's and it gives me chills too!😉

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