Efil's God
by Eels

Album: Electro-Shock Blues (1998)


  • This contains portions of another Eels song, "Dog's Life," played backwards. The name "Elfil's God" is the letters of "Dogs Life" in reverse. >>
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    Matt - Oz, United States

Comments: 1

  • Elizabeth from West Bridgewater, MaI think this song is about killing yourself and liking it. Efil is "life" backwards, the opposite of life is death, so saying "Efil's good" is like saying "Death's good". "Efil's God" is like saying "death is God, so why not die now?" The upbeat tune at the end of the song could have reference to going to heaven and finally being happy.
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