Eli's comin'
Eli's comin' (Eli's a-comin')
Well you better hide your heart, your loving heart
Eli's a-comin' and the cards say... a broken heart

Eli's comin', hide your heart, girl
Eli's comin', hide your heart, girl
Girl, Eli's a-comin', you better hide
Girl, Eli's a-comin', you better hide
Girl, Eli's a-comin', you better hide
Girl, Eli's comin', hide your heart, girl (hide it)
You better, better hide your heart
Eli's comin', better walk

Walk but you'll never get away
No, you'll never get away from the burnin' a-heartache
I walked to Apollo by the bay
Everywhere I go though, Eli's a-comin' (she walked but she never got
away)
Eli's a-comin' (she walked but she never got away)
Eli's a-comin' and he's comin' to git ya (she walked but... she walked
but...)
Get down on your knees (she walked but she never got away)

Eli's comin' (hide it, hide it, hide it)
Girl, Eli's a-comin', you better hide
Girl, Eli's a-comin', you better hide
Girl, Eli's a-comin', you better hide
Girl, Eli's comin', hide your heart, girl (hide it)
You better, better hide your heart
Eli's comin', better walk

Walk but you'll never get away
No, you'll never get away from the burnin' a-heartache
I walked to Apollo by the bay
Everywhere I go though, Eli's a-comin' (she walked but she'll never get
away)
Eli's a-comin' (she walked but she'll never get away)
Eli's a-comin' and he's comin' to git ya (she walked but... she walked
but...)
Get down on your knees (she walked but she'll never get away)
Get down on your knees

No-no, no-no
Lord, I said no-no, no-no, no-no

(hide it) She can
(hide it) hide it
(hide it) You better
(hide it) Somebody
(hide it) You got t'
(hide it) Oh, my
(hide it) Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh



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  • +1
    General Comment:i like to sing this when the Giants play .. gotta love Eli Manning
    DmBl0vErx3on February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i first heard this song on the fantastic show Sports Night. although i do know it's about a womanizer and the spearker is warning women about him, i do get the same feeling as Dan (Josh Charles) got. eli represents something bad, something you can't really define, but you know it's bad. heh. whatever.
    cynismuson March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Another one of the Greatest songs of all time...If only people could understand the true meaning of Three Dog Night's songs...
    Wedenfuddon February 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation:I believe this is what went through the mind of Eve after she had eaten from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and then heard God walking through the garden of eden , realizing that she was naked she wanted to hide herself (her body) but also her heart and soul from Eli , the name Eli means my God , so the song is really saying - my Gods coming hide your heart girl and since it says girl here it leads one to believe that the thoughts are being spoken to her or communicated to her from outside of herself , the serpent spoke to her in the garden and decieved her into believing that God was holding back something good from her and made her believe the knowledge of good and evil was a good thing and would make her like God , the serpent was very well still speaking to her and that's what this song is about , it's a Spirit of fear telling her to run from God and it's coming from the one who wants to keep her from God and from trusting that he is good.
    Sozosreignon May 12, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Although I love this version from TDN this song was written by Laura Nyro's second album, I believe, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (1968).
    Laura Nyro wrote a lot of other great hits, "Stoned Soul Picnic," covered by The 5th Dimension "Wedding Bell Blues," covered by The 5th Dimension "And When I Die" (covered by Blood, Sweat & Tears).
    BoSoxHateron September 11, 2013   Link

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