Saturday, August 06, 2005

A Witch's playlist

A while back I started assembling an idiosyncratic witchy playlist in iTunes. Here is what I have so far; I'd love suggestions.
  • A Witch - Monty Python's Holy Grail (Yes, you can get this on iTunes! "She turned me into a newt!" "A newt?" - pause - "It got better...")
  • Building a Mystery - Sarah MacLachlan - Surfacing
  • Witches' Song - Marianne Faithfull - A Perfect Stranger ("Shall I see you tonight, sister, bathed in magic, greet? Shall we meet on the hilltop where the two roads meet? We will form a circle, hold our hands and chant, let the great one know what it is we want.")
  • Mysterious Ways - U2 - Achtung Baby (A bit of a stretch, I know. But still, at the end: "We live through miracle days. Spirit moves in mysterious ways.")
  • Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits (It's cheesy, but I actually like this song. Anyone remember the video?)
  • Crescent Moon - Cowboy Junkies - Pale Sun, Crescent Moon ("Won't you come with me?" she said. "There's plenty of room in my iron bed. You're looking cold and tired, and more than a little human. I know I'm not part of the life you had planned, but I think once your body feels my hand, your mind will change, and your heart will lose its pain.")
  • Under Your Spell - Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More With Feeling ("The moon to the tide - I can feel you inside - I'm under your spell - Searching - Like the sea, pulled to you so helplessly - I break with every swell - Lost in ecstacy - Spread beneath my Willow tree - You make me complete - You make me come....")
  • Losing My Religion - R.E.M. - Out of Time (This song has always resonated with me, even though "losing my religion" is really a southern expression for I can't remember what. Also, check it out.)
  • I Put a Spell on You - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle, vol. I
  • La Bruja - Salma Hayek - Frida soundtrack
  • The Mummer's Dance - Loreena McKennitt - Book of Secrets
  • No Man's Woman - Sinead O'Connor - Faith & Courage (Because the song sounds so frickin' cool.)
  • I Am a Vamp! - Ute Lemper - Berlin Cabaret Songs (Fantastic song from the decadent days of Germany's Weimar Republic: "My bed belonged to Pompidou; like Loulou I have bright red hair; I dance as well as Solomé; and treat my Baptists just as fair. I wear Mata Hari's dress, the ring of Marie Antoinette; the fairest Helen wore this corset to a gala Trojan fête. I am the poison of the Morgians; I am a witch like Joan of Arc. I wear the stockings of Dubary, bathe in coffins for an art.")
  • Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered - Rodgers & Hart (Ella Fitzgerald) - Best of the Songbooks ("Those ants that invaded my pants - finis!")
  • Witches - Cowboy Junkies - Caution Horses ("Come dance in the moonbeams, ride the night wind, make love to the darkness, and laugh at man's sins.")
  • Daddy I'm Fine - Sinead O'Connor - Faith & Courage ("strong independent Pagan woman singing")
  • The Christians and the Pagans - Dar Williams - Mortal City (What Pagan doesn't love this song? "The food was great, the tree plugged in. The meal had gone without a hitch ... till Timmy turned to Amber and said, "Is it true that you're a witch?")


TurtleHeart said...

Great witchy fun!

What about the song "Witchy Woman"? I think The Eagles sang it?

"Ooo ooo witchy woman, see how high she flies,
Ooo ooo witchy woman, she's got the moon in her eyes"

Emily said...

"Waking the Witch," Kate Bush
"Yes, I'm a Witch," Yoko Ono
"Witches Ruin," Unto Ashes
"Pagan Poetry," Bjork

Inanna said...

Thanks, Turtleheart and Emily! Alas, iTunes doesn't have the Kate Bush or Yoko Ono (do I see a playlist in your future?) They do have the Unto Ashes and Bjork.

Speaking of playlists, I'd love to see you, Emily, do a setlist of your favorite goth music.