"Witchcraft" as written by Andrew James Stockdale, Myles Heskett and Christopher James Ross....
Wrote a letter to you and threw it away,
Spirit tried to call me without words to say,
Sister can you tell me if it's gonna be OK,

The chains and bangles were ringing aloud,
Calling out without a sound,

She had witchcraft,
She drank from the craft,

Her eyes are the opening to the soul,
Where spirits lie and secrets can be told,
Make her an offer your fortune can be sold,

The chains and bangles were ringing aloud,
Calling out without a sound,

She had witchcraft,
She drank from the craft,


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"Witchcraft" as written by Myles Heskett Andrew James Stockdale

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    General Commenti love this song - why no comments?
    hawk_er_8on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcome on
    hawk_er_8on December 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a witch disguised as a fortuneteller... or maybe something deeper.
    I liked this one better live, but that's just because it's louder live. XP
    The_Drummers_Angelon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the album. Flute solo canney beat it!
    toetapperon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the character (singer?) fell in love with a pagan. He wrote a letter confessing his love to her, but couldn't bring himself to give it to her. He sensed the love pouring from her spirit (the pagan Law of Three: whatever you give, i.e. love, you get back times three), so grew closer to her without her having to say anything. I'm personally a pagan, and think these guys might be (seriously, anyone know? Their lyrics are so infused with pagan meaning). What do you guys think?
    foozlespriteon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwiked song, not much to it i recon but its not the words that go off its the sound!! seeing these guys headlining at southbound in 2 days!! cant wait
    *little_munro*on January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much, my favourite from the album. "chains and bangles were ringing aloud".. awesome imagery. makes me think of magical, mystical things.
    the pagan thing is very interesting, foozlesprite.. if it's true, it makes a lot of sense.
    meg;on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIm not sure about the whole pagan thing, i think the whole song it just metaphorical and that he's comparing the girl he loves to a pagan. If so, the imagery and emotion of the song is absolutely amazing.

    This song, like all of wolfmother's, blows me away every time i listen to it.

    I think the line 'Make her an offer your fortune can be sold' talks about how all he can offer the girl is his love and his soul, and that's his fortune.

    I dunno, i cant believe there aren't many comments on this. It's such a breathtaking. The flute is amazing.

    I dunno, the pagan thing does make a lot of sense, maybe im just looking into it too deeply, i have a huge thing for metaphoric songs.
    colossal_girlon July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcolossal girl (hehe, nice.).. yeah i definitely agree with your comment on the 'fortune' line. & the flute is amazing - i leant this song on bass a couple of days ago, and my guitar teacher played the flute to it. he's very talented. it sounded so awesome..!
    i've been thinking about the line "she drank from the craft" line a bit.. it puzzles me. maybe it means she lives off of the things she gains with/from her witchcraft.. like having her cake & eating it too.. i don't know. maybe using her witchcraft for selfish reasons... hm. anyone have any ideas?
    meg;on July 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmeg;, lol you like my name? i love it. Colossal is my favourite song. Anyways, what you said about the 'she drank from the craft' line, i think you've got it pretty right.
    But i dunno, we could all have it wrong. It's such a hard to song to work out, so much imagery and so it could be anything.
    colossal_girlon September 05, 2007   Link

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