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Voodoo Love

Lyrics and Music ©2023 by Bill Roper


My brain seems to be determined to produce some songs lately.

I woke up with the idea for this song in my head one day last week. It wasn't hard to pull together the chorus and the tune for the verse. Then I later produced words for the first verse. So far, so good.

Except that I woke up around four or five in the morning and couldn't get back to sleep, as my brain was stubbornly determined to produce another verse. And it did, but since I wasn't clever enough to write it down, it vanished into the ether the next day.

I didn't have time to get back to the song-in-progress and two mornings later, I woke up between four and five in the morning and couldn't get back to sleep, as my brain was stubbornly determined to produce another verse. And it did, but being a slow learner, I didn't write it down and it vanished into the ether again.

I had, by this point, lost way too much sleep to this particular song. So yesterday, I pulled together a bridge and the remaining two verses and declared victory, taking it to Gretchen to try it out. Done.

Except that I decided I wasn't quite happy with the two new verses, so I rebuilt them today after typing them into the computer.

I think I'm done now.

I had better be done now.

Because this is getting silly for a fairly lightweight, retro song.

(Chorus)
A                    D                E7
Voodoo love, yeah, I love it when Iím in it.
A                       D          E7
Voodoo love, Ďcause Iím under your spell.
A                  D         E7
Voodoo love, letís put a pin in it.
   D              A              E7         A
If voodoo love is crazy, I donít want to be well.

G        D                 A
I took a sip of your magic potion
G          D                A
And saw an angel sent from above.
E7
And now the wheels are in motion,
F
I find that Iíve got the notion
D                             E7
That I am lost in your voodoo love.

You are the spark thatís there to ignite me,
Your incense burning down in the dark.
You never fail to excite me
And now I know that this might be
The kind of love thatís leaving a mark.

(Bridge)
E7
Thereís just no way I can stand it.
F
Itís just the way that you planned it
D                                 E7
And now Iím caught in your voodoo love.

Itís just a tale of a classical hoodoo
Reaching out to give me a shove.
I feel the touch of your voodoo,
A magic mystery that you do
That drives me wild with your voodoo love.

(Chorus twice)
   D              A              E7         A
If voodoo love is crazy, I donít want to be well.