The other night I dreamt I was back in college
There were boys in robes and sandals
They were singing songs to Krishna
Burning candles they would trade for money
You agreed to buy one because you felt guilty
One turned into Sr. Margaret
I said, "If you can change your shape that easily
Can you take the form of my dead father?
Because I think he would've liked to meet my wife"
And I know for a fact he would have liked my wife

Then last night I was somewhere near Virginia
Rebuking Satan with ironic faithfulness
The Satan turned to me, "Have you thought much about that cry?""

Eloi, Eloi
Have you thought much about that cry?
Have you thought much about that cry?
Have you thought much about that cry?
Have you thought much about that cry?
Have you thought much about that cry?

Eloi, Eloi
Eloi, Eloi
Lama sabachthani
Eloi, Eloi
Eloi, Eloi
Elliot Eloi Eloi


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by freedomBono, mbue

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    General CommentThere is no way this is what he says

    "Then last night I was in Maryland
    With the singing and praying band
    Joining in "Satan Get Behind Me"
    With ironic faithfulness
    And a man looked almost exactly like Elliot
    And Satan turned to me, "Have you thought much about that cry?""

    I think it's pretty clearly:
    "Then last night I somewhere near Virginia
    Rebuking Satan
    With ironic faithfulness
    The Satan turned to me, "Have you thought much about that cry?""
    freedomBonoon November 23, 2015   Link
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    Song FactAaron Weiss' response, in an interview for RS Russia, to the question: What’s your most unusual experience of writing a song?

    “For a song called Dorothy (on our newest album) where a lot of our songs I’ve really had to slave over every word, and it’s meticulous of like trying to find the exact phrasing for each line.

    "That song, Dorothy, came about almost effortlessly. It was literally just based on a dream that I had. And I woke up, and the dream fit almost exactly to the instrumentation that was already present.

    "That was struggling beyond words with… well before the words to that song… I mean they couldn’t come up with anything. I thought this song they just is just not gonna make it. Because I have no way to connect to it, I don’t understand it musically. I don’t connect to it. So I was ready to just give up on it.

    “And then I had a dream about my Dad and woke up and the words fit perfectly on to the song.

    “So that was really a relief. Because the song turned out to be, if not the most important one, maybe right up there with the most important songs on the record. Or even that we’ve ever written.

    “And it came about so effortlessly that I had a very fond memory of that one.

    “I didn’t even feel like I wrote it. I just felt like it was breathing, in a sense, that was effortless.”
    anthonyyygon June 10, 2017   Link

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