Yoko Ono – Yes, I’m A Witch (1974)

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A Story is an album by Yoko Ono, recorded in 1974, during the “lost weekend” sessions in which John Lennon produced Walls And Bridges. The album went unreleased until the 1992 box set Onobox, which featured material from A Story on disc six. It only saw proper release as an individual album in 1997, with the re-issuing of Ono’s back catalogue by Rykodisc. Release date: Jul 1, 1997.

Yoko Ono: vocals and background vocals
Ken Ascher: keyboards
Gordon Edwards: bass
Arthur Jenkins: percussion
Rick Marotta: drums
Hugh McCracken: guitars
David Spinozza: guitars
Michael Brecker: tenor sax
Randy Brecker: trumpet
Lewis Del Gatto: baritone sax, bass clarinet;
Alan Rubin: trumpet
George Young: flutes, clarinet


Yes, I’m a witch I’m a bitch I don’t care what you say,
My voice is real, my words speaks truth, I don’t fit in your ways.
I’m not gonna die for you, you might as well face the truth
I’m gonna stick around for quite a while.

We’re gonna say we’re gonna try, we’re gonna try it our way.
We’ve been repressed, we’ve been depressed, suppression all the way.
We’re not gonna die for you, we’re not seeking vengeance
But we’re not gonna kill ourselves for your convenience.

Each time we don’t say what we wanna say, we’re dying.
Each time we close our minds to how we feel, we’re dying.
Each time we gotta do what we wanna do, we’re living.
Each time we’re open to what we see and hear, we’re living.

We’ll free you from the ghettos of your minds,
We’ll free you from your fears and binds
We know you want things to stay as it is
It’s gonna change, baby.

It’s gonna change, baby doll
It’s gonna change, honey ball
It’s gonna change, sugar cane
It’s gonna change, sweetie legs
So don’t try to make cock-pecked people out of us.

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