Cold and fever
Wrap disease around your neck
Here's hemostats to stop the flow of blood
Summer freckles hide the roses on your cheeks
Does heaven keep a place for her inside?
Breathe till it freezes
Colors carry phantoms to their graves
What leaks in, will seep out
The run-off from the gutter tells the story of our child

The message in the water
"The kids are going home tonight"
I know the voice of orderly all too well
"Call the parents on theirs cell phones"
You see, they need to get get here right now
Because there is and angel in the place of the boy next door

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news
Something's in this room tonight
And something's in this place
And I’m right here waiting
And I’m right here
Something's in this room tonight
Death has found escape
And I’m right here waiting
And I’m right here
Look under the bed
Look under the bed

Stop striking matches to disguise the smell
We all know
All day all night all we hear
is blue bouncing through the walls as Madre' Santiago takes a knee and she screams to the fluorescents

"All our lives for this one night"
"Our sleep can’t hide from you"
"So take my dreams in place of me"
"I reach my hand to you"

I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news
Something's in this room tonight
And something's in this place
And I’m right here waiting
And I’m right here
Something's in this room tonight
Death has found escape
And I’m right here waiting
And I’m right here
Look under the bed
Look under the bed


Slip through the crack
A gathering of adults,
White skirts, blue-green scrubs
Shaking their heads
Stop pointing your fingers and making your rounds
It’s not going to be me
It’s not going to be me


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The Charity of Saint Elizabeth song meanings
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    General CommentThese are what the lyrics are according to my ears. My ears kind of let me down on this one. If someone has the correct lyrics let me know.
    Jeff
    Ultra_Canadianon February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHere are the full lyrics

    Cold and fever wrap disease around your neck. Here's hemostats to stop the flow of blood. Summer freckles hide the roses on your cheeks. Does heaven keep a place for her inside? Breathe until it freezes, colors carry phantoms to theirs graves. What leaks in, will seep out, the run-off from the gutter tells the story of our child. The message in the water, "the kids are going home tonight" I know the voice of orderly all too well. "Call the parents on theirs cell phones." You see, they need to get get here right now, because there is an angel in the place of the boy next door. "I'm afraid I've got some bad news" Something's in this room tonight, and something's in this place and I'm right here waiting. Something's in this room tonight, death has found escape and I'm right here waiting and I'm right here. Look under the bed. Stop striking matches to disguise the smell, we all know, all day all night all we hear, is blue bouncing through the walls as Madre' Santiago takes a knee and she screams to the fluorescents. "All our lives for this one night." "Our sleep can't hide from you." "So take my dreams in place of me." "I reach my hand to you." Something's in this room tonight, and something's in this place and I'm right here waiting. Something's in this room tonight, death has found escape and I'm right here waiting and I'm right here. Look under the bed. Slip through the crack, a gathering of adults, white skirts, blue-green scrubs shaking their heads. Stop pointing your fingers and making your rounds, its not going to be me, its not going to be me.
    Radioactiveon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song its got that awesome miner sound to it I think thats one of the reasons that I like sullivan so much
    *sigh*beautifulon March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy faovirte song on the album, it's simply amazing
    battlelineson July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its about some kid dying in a hospital (references to orderlies and beds). And the singer's saying "I see what's going on" and he's intrigued but insists he's not going to be the next person death steals. Sort of weird. I don't think he meant for people to fully understand it.
    sickofchangeon September 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgreat song
    reducedtoteethon December 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about a children's terminal illness ward...
    "Call the parents on theirs cell phones"
    You see, they need to get get here right now
    The song is written in first person, so i believe that the narrator belongs to this ward and finds the boy in the next bed is dead...
    his warning to "look under the bed" implies that the ward reeks of death and that death is hiding everywhere. and despite their efforts to "disguise the smell" all of the patients are very aware of its presence.
    at the end of the song the narrator affirms that he will not die like the rest of the children allthough we all know that he will.
    anferneeeon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with andferneee! that is exactly what I was thinking and this is an amazing song, i think what i like the most about sullivan is the way they make you think so hard to understand and they always send shivers down my spine
    musiquenoteson August 28, 2007   Link

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