words and music by Lady Isadora
“Why do you call yourself a Witch?Why do you dress yourself in black?Why don’t you use some other wordAnd get the devil off your back?”I call myself a Witch becauseA Witch is what I amAnd like a Jew in Nazi GermanyI don’t define my nameTo suit the Master PlanThe Propaganda ManNever again! Never again!“Why do you call yourself a Witch?You know we just don’t understandPeople will think you’re sinisterYou know they’ll say your soul is damned!”I call myself a Witch becauseI don’t believe the lieThat the Creator is a macho manWho wants to tell me what to doUntil I dieFor pie in the skyThat’s such a lie! That’s such a lie!I don’t believe in SatanHe’s a poor excuse for PanI’m a child of Holy Mother EarthAnd I’m gonna stand up toThe Propaganda ManIn every way I can“Why do you call yourself a Witch?Such a pretentious fantasy!Magic is just a childhood dreamCome on and face reality!”I call myself a Witch becauseI’m not afraid to tellThat the magic is in Life itselfNot just in some ancient bookOr secret spellAnd I know damn wellThat there’s no HellExcept the Goddess of that nameNo, the devil doesn’t turn me on,He’s too much of a chauvinist pigNo self-respecting feministWould be caught dead aroundA masculine ego that big“Why do you call yourself a WitchAnd talk of Witchcraft openly?Wicca’s a nice disguise to use*When you’re in mixed company”I call myself a Witch becauseThere’s power in the wordThere’s power in the truth aboutWhat we really feelAnd who we really areLive by the StarAnd you’ll go farYes, you’ll go far“Why do you call yourself a Witch?”Because a Witch is what I am!“Why do you call yourself a Witch?”Because a Witch is what I am!
by Lady Isadora
Dance of Life Productions (ASCAP)