"Black Magic" as written by Tommy James, Peter Lucia, Stephen Patrick Mackey and Jarvis Branson Cocker....
I woke up in the morning
And all the bells were ringing
My eyes could see the glory
Baby

Could hear the song they're singing
You only get to see the light
Just one time in your life
Oh, black magic
That blows your mind away
And takes you somewhere that you wanna stay
You only get to stay one day
Oh, that cold black magic

Is there anything more wretched
Than to just have caught one sight?
The eyes that saw the glory have been
Have been blinded by the light

And it's the true believers that crash and burn
But there ain't no way I'm ever gonna learn
Black magic
That blows your mind away
And takes you somewhere that you wanna stay
Oh, you only get to stay one day
Oh, that cold black magic
Ow

We can't escape, we're born to die
But I'm gonna give it a real good try
Because nothing comes close and nothing can compare
To black magic
Yeah yeah yeah

Black magic
Yeah yeah yeah


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"Black Magic" as written by Tommy James Jarvis Branson Cocker

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  • +2
    General CommentJarvis said in an interview that this song was about the feeling he got when he wrote a really good song - he'd never revisit the place in his mind where the lyrics and the tune fall together.

    "Is there anything more wretched than to just have caught one sight?" is about the feeling of being desperate to find how he wrote that - to revisit his epiphany.

    xsvsxon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazin song!
    King of Some Islandon February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA sweet take on "crimson and clover"
    killrockstarzon March 08, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think this song may be about embracing drug addiction.
    Davidovicon February 18, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about chocolate. He's cynically describing the elation that working class chavs experience when they eat it. In fact Black Magic is the name of a chocolate produced by Rowntree.
    Heathcliffeon October 01, 2007   Link

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