"Witchy Woman" as written by and Bernie Leadon Don Henley....
Raven hair and ruby lips
Sparks fly from her finger tips
Echoed voices in the night
She's a restless spirit on an endless flight
Wooo hooo witchy woman see how
High she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman she got
The moon in her eye
She held me spellbound in the night
Dancing shadows and firelight
Crazy laughter in another
Room and she drove herself to madness
With a silver spoon
Woo hoo witchy woman see how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman she got the moon in her eye
Well I know you want a lover,
Let me tell your brother, she's been sleeping
In the Devil's bed
And there's some rumors going round
Someone's underground
She can rock you in the nighttime
'Til your skin turns red
Woo hoo witchy woman
See how high she flies
Woo hoo witchy woman
She got the moon in her eye


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"Witchy Woman" as written by Bernie Leadon Don Henley

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    General CommentLol, why do people think that mostly all great songs written are about drugs? It really makes me laugh.
    As for me, I think that this song is about a very "witchy" woman (no pun intended)...Because in some cultures, women are described as witches because of their beauty, seductiveness.
    I think this song is very much about such a seductive, sexy woman. A succubus probably.
    mydogluckyon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about a seductive woman who sleeps around, has apparently killed one of her boy toys, and is addicted to heroine. and it IS about heroine, what other meaning could the line "and she drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" mean? and, "see how high she flies" meaning, see how high she gets.

    anyway, its got great lyrics, and the song itself is incredible for setting a mood - eerie and sleazy. its energizing but very smooth sounding at the same time.

    i think the lyrics should actually read "I know you want to love her" not "I know you want a lover".
    AndreAndreon September 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOf course part of it is about heroin addiction. If it was referring to being "born with a silver spoon in her mouth", it wouldn't say she drove herself to madness with it. I was a very sheltered kid but even I knew that way back when it first came out. Heroin users mix and sterilize their fix in a spoon over a candle before injecting it. The song is about a stunningly beautiful woman who has gone bad somewhere along the way; the chick everyone gossips about. She is promiscuous in the extreme, addicted to heroin, either close to being totally insane or already there and is rumored to have killed one of her lovers. The "bible thumpers" in the town have declared that she is truly a witch; in league with the devil.
    Jetfire59on July 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti dont know if you guys have read Wikipedia,it says this song has something to do with Zelda Fitzgerald...idk if that's right but i do think the idea that this song is about herion is really funny and absured...maybe the line "madness with a silver spoon " is about drugs or something like that,but this is not the main idea of this song.
    MonicaSnowon February 07, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation is that the woman is wealthy "drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" not only is she incredibly sexy and seductive to every man she meets, she has power in the sense that she's wealthy. she can do anything. she's flying high with power and sex. She's "witchy" in the sense that she's manipulative, cunning. Sleeping in the devil's bed, possibly means that she gets wealth from one or multiple men she sleeps with. A seductive woman with men and their money at her every whim. It would drive anyone insane.
    sleptxdownon May 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLet's get one thing straight people. "She drove herself to madness with a silver spoon" has nothing to do with Heroin.
    The song writer has stated it is about absinthe.
    Seeing as the traditional way to drink Absinthe was to rest a slotted silver spoon over a glass which contains a small amount of absinthe.
    You then place a sugar cube on the slotted silver spoon, then pour water over the sugar cube and spoon to dilute and sweeten the absinthe,
    as for the"drove herself to madness" part;
    Absinthe contains wormwood, I would say when this song was written, absinthe contained more wormwood than it would these days.
    Wormwood is an hallucinagenic, and contains thujone.

    In witchcraft, and herbology, Wormwood, and a few other varieties of Artemisia, are known as a dream herb, a herbal medicine for a few reasons (anti-parasitic,anti-inflammatory,anti-septic)and is used in quite a lot of spells and potions.
    It can be toxic in high doses, and has stories of consumers of absinthe going mad from drinking to excess.
    Not everything that makes you hallucinate is a hard drug like LCD or heroine people.
    WEyesOwlon November 26, 2014   Link
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    General CommentA woman that has got hooked on herion.
    PatrickandBrandion September 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat tune. It kind of makes me smile, but nevertheless a good tune.
    zacsteron October 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe inspiration was apparently Indians (native_Americans for the PC-people) and F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Fitzgerald were somehow also behind the inspiration.
    hairychesteron December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits about my girlfriend, that heroin addict
    zanderkjon February 25, 2005   Link

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