Modern Poetry Edition #54 {Magic}


After some voting irregularities, the tally is complete. The Halls of excellence that house the worthy now have a new resident. It's the magical wolf of the Steppes, named after the fabulous Hermann Hesse novel of mystical genius, Steppenwolf. 'Magic Carpet Ride' took in more votes than any other. Let's just leave it at that.

Also, you'll have noticed the MP is slowing down. Is it age or just summer doldrums?

Time will Tell, time will tell.

Look for some new MP soon, and remember, if you include wit wit' your vote, you get extra credit.

Happy belated Juneteenth, everyone.  Read the Hesse thing if you get the chance.

--Sean

Modern Poetry Edition #54 {Magic}
[5/15/06]
Black Magic Woman by Santana (w/b Fleetwood Mac)
**Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
Magic Man by Heart
Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band
Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police

**Winner of MPulitzer

Check out the rhymey stuff here folks. "Every little thing she does is magic;
Everything she do just turns me on. Even though my life before was tragic;
Now I know my love for her goes on"

'On rhymes with On.' See how that works? Way to go, Po-Po. And even
better is "Abracadabra," which rhymes so well with "reach out and grab ya."
Digital Underground was never better than that. "Try try try to understand,
I'm a magic man."

"Close your eyes girl, Look inside girl, Let the sound take you away..."
Ok, that one doesn't rhyme, but it's a good closer, no?

Send your magical vote my way.

--Sean

Black Magic Woman by Santana
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Got a black magic woman
I got a black magic woman
Yes, I got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I cant see
But shes a black magic woman
And shes tryin to make a devil out of me

Dont turn your back on me baby
Dont turn your back on me baby
Yes, dont turn your back on me baby
Youre messin around with your tricks
Dont turn your back on me baby
cause you might just break up my magic stick

You got your spell on me baby
You got your spell on me baby
Yes, you got your spell on me baby
Youre turning my heart into stone
I need you so bad, magic woman, I cant leave you alone

Yes, I need you so bad
Well, I need you darling
Yeah, I need you darling
Yes, I want you love me
I want you love me
Whoa, I want you love me, ah
Whoh, yeah
Oh, whoa, baby
Yes, I need your love
Oh, I need your love so bad
I want you love me

Magic Carpet Ride by Steppenwolf
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I like to dream yes, yes, right between my sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near, to the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I held Aladdin's lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away,

Magic Man by Heart
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Cold late night so long ago
When I was not so strong you know
A pretty man came to me
Never seen eyes so blue
You know I could not run away
It seemed we'd seen each other in a dream
It seemed like he knew me
He looked right through me, yeah
"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"You don't have to love me and
Let's get high awhile
But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
I'm a magic man."

Winter nights we sang in tune
Played inside the months of June
Never think of never
Let this spell last forever
Summer lover passed to fall
Tried to realize it all
Mama says she's worried
Growing up in a hurry, yeah
"Come on home, girl" mama cried on the phone
"Too soon to lose my baby and my girl should be at home!"
"But try to understand, try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man, mama, ah ...
He's a magic man"

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"I cast my spell of love on you, a woman from a child!
But try to understand, try to understand, oh ... oh ...
Try try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man!" oh yeah
Oh, you've got the magic hands

"Come on home, girl" he said with a smile
"You don't have to love me yet
Let's get high awhile
But try to understand
Try to understand
Try try try to understand
He's a magic man." yeah ... oh ...

Abracadabra by The Steve Miller Band
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I heat up, I cant cool down
You got me spinnin
round and round
round and round and round it goes
Where it stops nobody knows

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burnin flame
Burnin flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

Abra-abra-cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra-abra-cadabra
Abracadabra

You make me hot, you make me sigh
You make me laugh, you make me cry
Keep me burnin for your love
With the touch of a velvet glove

Abra-abra-cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra-abra-cadabra
Abracadabra

I feel the magic in your caress
I feel magic when I touch your dress
Silk and satin, leather and lace
Black panties with an angels face

I see magic in your eyes
I hear the magic in your sighs
Just when I think Im gonna get away
I hear those words that you always say

Abra-abra-cadabra
I want to reach out and grab ya
Abra-abra-cadabra
Abracadabra

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burnin flame
Burnin flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

I heat up, I cant cool down
My situation goes round and round
I heat up, I cant cool down
My situation goes round and round
I heat up, I cant cool down
My situation goes round and round

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic by The Police
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Though Ive tried before to tell her
Of the feelings I have for her in my heart
Every time that I come near her
I just lose my nerve
As Ive done from the start

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

Do I have to tell the story
Of a thousand rainy days since we first met
Its a big enough umbrella
But its always me that ends up getting wet

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on

I resolve to call her up a thousand times a day
And ask her if shell marry me in some old fashioned way
But my silent fears have gripped me
Long before I reach the phone
Long before my tongue has tripped me
Must I always be alone?

Every little thing she does is magic
Everything she do just turns me on
Even though my life before was tragic
Now I know my love for her goes on