"A Charming Spell" as written by Glen Ballard, Kasson Crooker, Adam Mark Buhler and Melissa Kaplan....
Angels and Ministers of Grace
Come defend who's been praying
I've found you wanting by your weight
Who did you think you'd be saving?
Then suddenly, you're acting out of the need to be taking someone down


Hands on the altar for a charming spell
(Be sincere with persuasion)
Go ask your Goddess if you've served her well
(She'll be climbing higher now)


More sinned against than sinning, please
You're not above my suspicions
You're lamb and serpent just like me
It's more than just superstition
Then suddenly, I'm finding out that it's me you'll be taking down with you


Hands on the altar for a charming spell
(Be sincere with persuasion)
Go ask your Goddess if you've served her well
(She'll be climbing higher now)


Tie a knife with a ribbon, with a red, red, ribbon
Raise a hand-held mirror to the light of the moon
With a secret garden and a heart unhardened, strike a specter's bargain with a ritual brew
Book and candle is natural to those pure and simple
Tie a knife with a ribbon, with a red, red, ribbon
Tie a knife with a ribbon, with a red, red, ribbon


Don't try your magic spells on me
I know you've been crystal gazing
You say your boots are seven league
Where 'er you go, I'll be waiting!


Hands on the altar for a charming spell
(Be sincere with persuasion)
Go ask your Goddess if you've served her well
(She'll be climbing higher now)
Hands on the altar for a charming spell
(Be sincere with persuasion)
Go ask your Goddess if you've served her well
(She'll be climbing higher now)


Tie a knife with a ribbon, with a red, red, ribbon
Raise a hand-held mirror to the light of the moon
With a secret garden and a heart unhardened, strike a specter's bargain with a ritual brew
Book and candle is natural to those pure and simple
Tie a knife with a ribbon, with a red, red, ribbon
Tie a knife with a ribbon, with a red, red, ribbon



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"A Charming Spell" as written by Adam Mark Buhler Glen Ballard

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    General CommentThis song is about me killing creationists and evangelists.
    silentsailoron August 31, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe song questions "Wiccans" and "witches" who go on about having awesome powers, as of the sort that comes to Wicca and witchcraft after watching "The Craft" or "Charmed," and who don't actually know anything about Wicca or witchcraft. The "charming spell" refers to controlling spells like love spells, which this sort are initially attracted to but Wicca considers forbidden because of the bad karma incurred from trying to bind and control someone's will (which all such spells involve). Someone who claims to be Wiccan but wants to do a love spell is just proving that they don't know a thing about Wicca (see the somewhat condemning tone of the song as a whole, including the line, "Go ask your Goddess if you've served her well," suggesting that even the would-be Wiccan's goddess would condemn such actions). Almost everything else is a further reference to magical tools and practices in modern witchcraft.
    mnerosavon February 24, 2008   Link

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