"I Put A Spell On You" as written by and Jay Hawkins....
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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"I Put a Spell on You" as written by Jay Hawkins

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    General Commentcome on people.
    this song is a classic!
    I was reading an article about how this song came about.
    Jay so was so drunk he blacked out during the recording and had to listen
    to the tapes to remember the song.
    Jay was one of the best blues artist alive.
    conservativeblueson April 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYoutube has some amazing videos of Screaming Jay Hawkings performing this!
    grasswidow103on May 04, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI remember reading somewhere that he originally wrote this song as a powerful ballad, but after getting so drunk during the album recording that it turned into what it is today.

    That leads me to believe that this is some kind of love ballad, but... the lyrics are pretty interesting to me.

    The whole song seems to tell the story of a man who loves someone, but they won't return his affections.

    The song gives off a pretty creepy, controlling vibe...
    If we take a look at the lines:
    "I can't stand no runnin' around"
    and "I don’t care if you don’t want me
    I’m yours, right now"

    Both of these suggest he's trying to manipulate the person he loves into loving him, and only him, despite that they might not return his affections.

    I feel like "I put a spell on you" line could be referring to some kind of manipulative drug, but it's likely just referring to alcohol, and the concept of getting somebody drunk enough to manipulate them into returning your affections.

    All in all, I really love the song, despite what it might represent.
    What do you guys think of my interpretation?
    vigorousjon July 27, 2014   Link

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