"Entry Way Song" as written by and Oberst....
Last Saturday
I stood in your entry way
A place where we used to wait
For cars to carry us away
Like once in this storm
They drove me and Justin home
The music was just being born
It was all I was longing for
Now I'm on a plane
Of singing my songs again
Oh, please don't think ill of it
It's the reason I exist
But you
You're the crutch of a cripple
You're the calm of a conscience
You're the peace that I have found
When all these voices talk too loud
Well, you are quietly reassuring me
With the hands of a healer
And the tongue of a teacher
its your voice that I have known
To be the first one on the phone
Yeah, you ran all the lights to the hospital

So don't you say to me
That life's a trap
The future is nothing but a tragedy
'cause I'll be out of that window
Yeah, I'll start wishing to die again
Just say we're not walking backwards, kid
And show me to the door
And I'll walk behind
Out into the hot sunlight
Where the world's very much alive
Even when I close my eyes

Well, should I admit
That my promise is counterfeit
That I'm careless and childish
And that's all I can hope to be
And would you concede
That I think only of myself
I refuse everybody's help
Who has been reaching out for me
Well, you reach with the soul of a sailor
And the swing of a miner
You have cleared the rock away
Leaving gold there in its place
And it is more than anyone could claim
Oh, with the sense of a banker
And with the touch of a tailor
You saved this life for me
And you have sown it to beauty
And I am grateful now and I will always be

So would you sing with me
The song is all I know
Some truths are told now only in a melody
So I've been writing a new one
Yeah, I've been taking my time with it
It's gonna be so perfect
It's gonna hold all of us inside of it
You will see
If you just add your harmony
I think it would be complete
And be worthy of singing
Becomes a symphony

Yeah, you're the cool of the water
You're the start of the summer
Keep me still like a anchor
In a storm you're the cellar
When I'm heavy with worry make me light as a feather
When I'm deafened by anger you're the song I remember
With the grace of a dancer and the strength of a pillar
When I'm starving to suffer you just fill me with laughter
You're a poet
And a saint
You are the only one I choose to imitate
Oh, like the love of a father through the eye of a camera
It's this picture I have seen
We're on a sloping hill of green
And you are walking there beside me



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  • +1
    General Commentthis is definatly one of my favorite bright eyes songs ever, ever, ever.

    i'm so jealous of what conor writes. its all so amazing to me.
    this_is_not_an_exiton March 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Last Saturday
    I stood in your entry way
    A place where we used to wait
    For cars to carry us away
    Like once in this storm
    They drove me and Justin home"
    It's abvious that it's about someone he knew as a child, it doesn't have to be his dad but it could be. Though I truly don't if when Conor sings:
    "So don't you say to me
    That life's a trap
    The future is nothing but a tragedy
    Because I'll be out of that window
    Yeah, I'll start wishing to die again"
    I don't think his parents would say anything like that, but who knows.

    Well, it is deffinetly one of my favourite songs and I love the metaporhs.
    winterisalloveryouon January 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"You saved this life for me
    And you have sown it to beauty
    And I am grateful now and I will always be"

    conor oberst is one beautiful poet.

    stickingtosheetson July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't find the MP3 of this song anywhere -- if someone has it, and would like to share, my AIM screenname is 'the hopelesskids' . thanks.
    lauralaurenton March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't find the MP3 of this song anywhere -- if someone has it, and would like to share, my AIM screenname is 'the hopelesskids' . thanks.
    lauralaurenton March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho's Justin, does anyone know? He mentions him in more than one song.
    Aidanon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDear Aidan,
    Justin is Conor's brother.
    clippy.hangeron June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about a girl but it's about his father instead. very good song and probably one where he's more directly autobiographical than symbolical. even though there are amazing metaphors.
    dorareeveron April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis father or God? possibly both
    nojoyinthison September 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthis father.
    haleyjadeon September 26, 2004   Link

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