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The spooky sophomore single from ABP.

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She smelled like Florida water and potpourri
With just a hint of four thieves vinegar.
She stroked her amulet and clutched her gris gris
As she chanted aloud from her grimoire.
Now the rat king dances in the parlor,
The candelabra dwindles low,
And Anastasia calls on John the Conqueror,
Then says a prayer to Madame Laveau.

With every new face this woman reveals,
I lose another little piece of my mind.
Still she always keeps me wondering
Witch/which hat she gonna wear this time?

How could I have missed it -
That voodoo/hoodoo lurking in those eyes?
Now she has me trapped in this Sisyphean struggle
To climb her endless mountain of lies.
Well, she’s "awful, pompous,
and artificial,”
But even Medusa, the hideous Gorgon
Started life as a beautiful girl!

With every new face this woman reveals,
I lose another little piece of my mind.
Still she always keeps me wondering
Witch/which hat she gonna wear this time?

So, she fixed me up a potion
Of honey, sulfur, and jimson weed.
If I could not sidestep the fetish of her sympathetic magic
I knew I would ultimately burn in effigy.
Outside her window, a murder of crows gathered
By the cemetery gate,
And as I gazed upon that marble orchard,
I plotted my escape!

With every new face this woman reveals,
I lose another little piece of my mind.
Still she always keeps me wondering
Witch/which hat she gonna wear this time?

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released October 31, 2016
Written By Mark Levy

Arranged By The Academy Blues Project:
Mark Levy - Vocals, Guitar
Ben Easton - Keyboards
Brian Barone - Guitars
Trevor Brown - Bass
Jim Bloom - Percussion
Danny Lipsitz - Tenor and Baritone Saxophone

Engineered and Mixed By Lane Banning at Moon Lab Studios (Brooklyn, NY)
Mastered By Dan Millice at Engine Room Audio (New York, NY)

© 2016 Mark Levy - All Rights Reserved

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The Academy Blues Project New York, New York

The Academy Blues Project is a powerhouse multi-genre band based in New York City.

The ABP falls in the lineage of brazen rock ‘n’ roll showbands, and their tunes pack a punch. Their propulsive live shows tend toward the outrageously theatrical, while lyrically they spin offbeat narratives about everything from witches’ hats to shipwrecks to the mysteries of the Hollywood Hills.

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