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I've hexed you so you'll get this wrong,
But you still cannot resist,
E-Y-R-I-E, that is correct,
Even as I tie your feet and wrists.

You're amazed when I'm around,
Destroy kid's dreams in D.C.,
I was there with your first crush,
10 letters in life you should keep.

Hint:

Google not required and one line almost qualifies as a red herring, not anymore. The title could be helpful but is a personal thought I will be happy to share later - if someone doesn't read my mind first!

Hint 2:

Google not required. But if you're not from the United States you might not know about my connection to D.C., but you know of this clue.

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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovo, wasn't sure what happened! Said something about phantom characters so I used this instead. Didn't know it was being adjusted. Thank you sir. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 21 '16 at 0:51
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    $\begingroup$ @Areeb, just some typographical stuff going on. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 21 '16 at 0:53
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    $\begingroup$ @John: I used MathJax, the plugin we have for rendering math. \vphantom{} just makes something that has the height of the characters in the box, but no width - normally it's used for lining up math expressions, but it can also work to get around the title limit. $\endgroup$ – Deusovi Jul 21 '16 at 1:50
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    $\begingroup$ @Deusovo, cool, I'm on Android and it rendered as 'phantom'. I thought my own characters created an issue. Please feel free to adjust. $\endgroup$ – John Jul 21 '16 at 2:08
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    $\begingroup$ Does DC refer to DC comics? $\endgroup$ – ABcDexter Jul 21 '16 at 5:18
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My answer is

Spellbound

I've hexed you so you'll get this wrong,
But you still cannot resist,

Hex and spell could be synonymous and we are bound to get this wrong because we are spellbound.

E-Y-R-I-E, that is correct,

This is spelling out the word Eyrie (we could potentially argue that we are defining a bound Boolean variable). It also seems like the Eyrie could be a location in a Fantasy novel, entitled Spellbound (a Google search gives on such fairytale romance by Shirley Barber).

Even as I tie your feet and wrists.

If your feet and wrists are tied, you are bound

You're amazed when I'm around,

Spellbound.

Destroy kid's dreams in D.C.,

I think this is in reference to the documentary film Spellbound which followed a group of children competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C.

I was there with your first crush,

You could say you are spellbound in your first crush.

10 letters in life you should keep.

Spellbound is ten letters long.

Title

To spellbind is to hold the complete attention of someone, as if by magic, i.e, "You are Mine".

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  • $\begingroup$ Very nice @hexomino. Of course, everything's covered well (beyond my own intended depth even). Good stuff! $\endgroup$ – John Jul 22 '16 at 16:09
  • $\begingroup$ I think the D.C./Scripps spelling bee reference still works without the documentary, don't you? $\endgroup$ – John Jul 22 '16 at 16:17

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