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Elijah
MGNSi

Album

The Coroner's Gambit

Released

2000

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

3:07

Previous Track

"Jaipur"

Next Track

"Trick Mirror"

Elijah is the second song on the album The Coroner's Gambit.

LyricsEdit

Streak the windows, smear the walls with coconut oil yeah
Fill a cast-iron kettle with water and magnolia blossom
Let it boil
Let the water roll
Let the fire take its toll, I'm coming home
I'm coming home

Dust off the idols, give them something to eat
I think they're hungry, I know I'm starving half to death
I know you're waiting
I know you've been waiting for a long, long time 
And I'm coming home
Coming home

Set the table those three extra places
One for me, one for your doubts, and one for God

Let the incense burn
In every room
Feel the fullness of time
In the empty tomb
Feel the future
Kicking in your womb
I'm coming home
I'm coming home

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