Bewitched
Eve Boswell Lyrics


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She's a fool and don't I know it
But a fool can have her charms
I'm in love and don't I show it
Like a babe in arms

Love's the same old situation
Lately I've not slept a wink
Since this crazy situation
Has me on the blink

I'm wild again, beguiled again
A whimpering, simpering child again
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I

Couldn't sleep, wouldn't sleep
Love came and told me, shouldn't sleep
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I

I lost my heart, but what of it
She is cold I agree
She might laugh, but I love it
Although the laugh's on me

I'll sing to her, bring spring to her




And long, for the day when I'll cling to her
Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I

Overall Meaning

Eve Boswell's song "Bewitched" is a beautifully composed ballad about the joy and pain of falling in love. The lyrics convey a sense of fascination and adoration for the subject of the singer's affection, despite acknowledging that they are a bit of a fool for being so enamored. The phrase "But a fool can have her charms" expresses the idea that even someone who may not be the most sensible choice can still be captivating and lovable in their own way.


The song's chorus is particularly powerful, as the singer laments how they are "Bewitched, bothered, and bewildered" by their intense feelings of love. The repeated use of the word "again" in the verses and bridge suggests that this isn't the first time the singer has experienced such strong emotions, and implies a sense of helplessness in the face of love's unpredictable nature.


Ultimately, "Bewitched" is a timeless song that captures the ups and downs of romantic love in a wonderfully poetic way. It speaks to the very human experience of being completely taken over by our emotions, despite any rational objections or reservations we may have.


Line by Line Meaning

She's a fool and don't I know it
I am aware that she is a foolish person


But a fool can have her charms
But despite her foolishness, she has qualities that attract me


I'm in love and don't I show it
I am deeply in love and it is evident in my actions


Like a babe in arms
I am helpless and vulnerable in this love


Love's the same old situation
Love is a common occurrence


Lately I've not slept a wink
I have been unable to sleep lately


Since this crazy situation
This situation that I am in is absurd


Has me on the blink
It is making me feel confused and disoriented


I'm wild again, beguiled again
I am feeling uncontrolled and captivated once more


A whimpering, simpering child again
I am acting like a helpless and foolish child


Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I
I am under a spell, disturbed, and confused by this love


Couldn't sleep, wouldn't sleep
I was unable and unwilling to sleep


Love came and told me, shouldn't sleep
My love spoke to me, indicating I should not sleep


Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I
I am under a spell, disturbed, and confused by this love


I lost my heart, but what of it
I have given my heart away, but it doesn't matter to me


She is cold I agree
I acknowledge that she is emotionally distant


She might laugh, but I love it
She may be amused at my situation, but I still love her


Although the laugh's on me
Despite her amusement, I am the one in a disadvantageous position


I'll sing to her, bring spring to her
I will use my talent to woo her and bring happiness into her life


And long, for the day when I'll cling to her
I eagerly anticipate the day when I will embrace and hold onto her


Bewitched, bothered and bewildered, am I
I am under a spell, disturbed, and confused by this love




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers

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