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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, 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.
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 burning 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 get 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 burning 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 get 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 to (hide it).

Eli's comin'. Eli's comin' (Eli's a-comin'). Well, you better hide your heart, your loving heart.
Eli's comin', better hide your heart, girl. Eli's comin', better hide your heart, girl.
Eli's comin', better hide your heart, girl. Eli's comin', better hide your heart, girl...



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    UnregisteredJul 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm
    To "unregistered mar 13th 2012"and "jul 3rd 2012". Good night! That's a bit of a stretch, the whole biblical references are hilarious attempts to make pictures out of clouds in the sky. I actually know ms. Nyro and I promise she was not making any reference to the biblical elijah, except that the name has a nice sound to it -- good lyrics. As a russian jew I doubt any christian theology plays, or has ever played, a part in her life. I don't know if the postings below come from a jewish or christian belief system, though they're connected of course. Laura is a real renaissance woman. She's open to most anything. She's a great artist first and always. Her songs from this period were, for the most part, simply love songs. "a no good man by the name of eli is coming and he's a heartbreaker" has it about right.
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 10:55 am
    A drugged up man looking for love is coming to get you. He will have s** with you and leave you for the next. Thnks, unregistered on feb 6th. That is what it sounded like to me back in 7th or 8th grade. But now as an adult I think that it is possible that when laura was inspired to write this song she was thinking elijah is coming to get you. The jesus freak pushers were out full force at the end of the 60's plus the horrible guilt she must have felt being a closet? Lesbian made her write this song. To appeal to a wider audience and to not be seen as promoting some primative religion she changed to eli instead of elijah. Just my opinion.

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