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I Put a Spell on You
Diamanda Galás Lyrics


I put a spell on you because you're mine
You better stop the things that you do
I ain't lyin', no, I ain't lyin'
I just can't stand it babe
The way you're always runnin' 'round
I just can't stand it, the way you always put me down
I put a spell on you because you're mine

I put a spell on you because you're mine
You better stop the things that you do
I ain't lyin', no, I ain't lyin'
I just can't stand it babe
The way you're always runnin' 'round
I just can't stand it, the way you always put me down
I put a spell on you because you're mine
I put a spell on you. I put a spell on you
I put a spell on you. I put a spell on you

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Written by: Jay Hawkins

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Neva Klemenc

Her voice is more like a movie....You almost see her voice.

Zed Dravot

Shame that most of us are not able to "see it". It is, I admit, difficult to perceive in the fog of our time, but if we let it cut through to our core and surrender to the emotion, it's as beautiful as any modern music I've heard.
Like Ornette Coleman, too many will only hear "noise" because it's not the structure of sounds that they're used to appreciating.

Marshal Hammel

The way she can use just about the whole respiratory system in her singing is quite impressive.

Skeeter NYC

Diamanda has one of the greatest vocal coaches in the world, Barbara Maier Gustern.

Adson Rocha

"Like a snake in the grass, I love you.
Like a vulture in the sky, I love you.
Like a shark in the water, I love you."

Once you finally dig her genius, there's no coming back from the graces of La Serpenta. Truly phenomenal how she is able to articulate such a variety of emotions into her voice — it is the perfect voice for a grand tour in Dante's 9 Circles of Hell.

qvistus82

That scream is powerful and still perfectly in tune with the song. That's all controlled. She's a hell of a singer.

Zebulon Stevens

the best version of this song... ever

Callous Physical Theatre

Y'all are forgetting the version by Screamin' Jay. And, yes, Nina's version is great. So is this one.

Jovana Stankovic

This one and CCR

Zed Dravot

Nina > Diamanda, and I say this as a huge admirer of Galás's work.

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