"Voices" as written by and Ryan Adams....
You come through the door like a bag of rocks
Wounded all the time
And I'm inside the room with the TV on
mute
Screaming, Elijah, Elijah don't you come
Oh god, don't you come

I steal out the window like I'm using the door
Whispering willows outside
Turn into statues of you, fangs exposed, breathing fire
Elijah, don't you come
Oh god, don't you come

Locate the coffin and procure the ring
I'll distract Gabriel
It's your destiny after all
Just go
And don't you ever look back
Kiss me again
And don't you listen to the voices in the past
They lied
They lied

When you see the lights, don't you dare go in
Find your way back to the house
And the wind upon gate
When the gate swing back and forth
That's the sign
And we are never coming back
Once the signal's been fired

When you're in the room I am under the bed
I am inside your soul
I cover your mouth
Hands just as ice
Screaming Elijah
Oh Elijah, come down
Come and take your award

Locate the coffin and procure the ring
I'll distract Gabriel
It's your destiny after all
Just go
And don't you never look back
Kiss me again
And don't you listen to the voices in the past
They lied
Run away from the light
Run away from the light
Little ones
Little ones


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    General Commenti read somewhere that this song is about a ghost or something
    Sum1LsesChpstckon February 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah in an interview Ryan said it was about a ghost begging someone who is dying to stay and be a ghost too.
    drewdewson December 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a mother who's child just died and she is begging the biblical prophet Elijah (who brought a child back from the dead) to leave her child alone so that he stays dead with her.
    rockbeanon November 06, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationSo I'm thinking of two things with this, and I may try and articulate them more later, but I think of two things with this song.
    1st, I always think of Elijah Wood as Frodo in the Lord Of The Rings movies, I guess because of the ring references. It seems like it could be related, but I haven't tried yet.

    Secondly, I wonder if this song has any tie-in to Dear John... There's a ring in that song too, buried underground, as well as a window and door, and disrepair perhaps....

    That may be a stretch, but I haven't tried to really link them... just an idea
    lukewagoneeron June 14, 2009   Link

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