"Voodoo Dolly" as written by and Siouxsie The Banshees....
She's your little voodoo dolly
And she's gonna make you lazy
Like the little drum in your ear
Transfixes you to your fear

And now she's transfixed in your fear
And you know she's gonna stay there
Because her nails are deep in your hair
And she made you so unaware

Are you listening to your fear?
The beat is coming nearer
Like the little drum in your ear
Transfixes you to your fear

She's such an ugly little dolly
And she's making you look very silly
And when you listen in to her ear
You get paralysed with her fear

Oh down, down, down in your fear
Down, down in your fear

Now this little voodoo dolly
Has made you very lazy
And you're anemic from her sucking
And when your dead she'll find another

Better break that little dolly
And sling her in the corner
Now she's a sorry little dolly
Such a sorry little dolly

Are you listening to your fear
The beat is coming nearer
Like that little drum in your ear
Transfixes you to your fear

Listen, listen
Listen, listen
Listen, listen
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"Voodoo Dolly" as written by Steven Severin John Alexander Mcgeoch

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    General CommentIt's disturbingly kooky
    Avess_thestrangeon March 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningSIOUXSIE: "I suppose everyone has their own personal voodoo dolly which is capable of destroying them. A bad habit, or something they like but shouldn't. A vice, most vices; one that's hard to control, hard to kick. The same for men with certain girlfriends, they're like voodoo dollies, always winding them up and they destroy them." Source: Sounds 20/06/81
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSiouxsie's father was an alcoholic. Could this be a song that she is singing to her father about either her sister, her mom, or her as the dolly. Apparently her father mistreated them most heinously when he was drunk. This could be about a voice that she imagined spoke in his head making him act the way he did.
    lokithecaton March 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is one of the first ones i've heard that i actually found almost creepy upon hearing it.

    i think it's mostly about a relationship where the guy is probably the submissive one. he's entranced by this woman and lets her do whatever she wants in the relationship. he's probably scared to let her go or be alone. she puts her "spell" on him until she gets what she wants, and then she moves on.
    mysticiston June 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about fear that makes you paralyse(sorry for my creepy english),doesn`t let you do the things you want,and tells you can`t do it,tells you that you`re nothing.For me Voodoo dolly is something like BOB from Twin Peaks.
    marthveronon August 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI too see this is a phobia personified as the 'voodoo dolly'.
    When you have something that scares you to the point of paralysis, it is debilitating. You don't want to face it, you just want to cut out the thing that causes the fear from your life, making you lazy as you cut out things that keep you busy to avoid the fear.
    Meirionaon February 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheroincuriosity. transfixed in fear. paralysed and lazy. needles and sins, sins and needles. let me out of here, i belong out there.
    sargonon October 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMakes me think of that crazy short T.V. film featuring Karen Black in "Trilogy of Terror" from the 1970's.
    Did any of you ever see that - with the fetish doll chasing the poor woman around her in her own house?

    Well the moon waxes gibbous tonight and by beneath its baleful eye I must resume reading some H.P. Lovecraft tales...
    NomadMonadon March 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way I treat my body has to stop...
    Aquarius121on January 28, 2014   Link

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