I can never make out what the background singers are saying. To me it sounds like "Hoy moon, sang moon,..." which sounds kind of like the Catonese words for "open the door, close the door". I know that's probably not what they're saying, but now I can't NOT hear it that way.
For Auxerra: when the wonderful scrobbling/last fm trickery extracted my iPod stuff into my library, it didn't tell anyone that this is a song taken out of context from the album mentioned above - The Seduction of Claude Debussy - and it makes more sense in it's entirety. As for the 'creepy old man voice' - I guess you mean John Hurt, whose voice I've always felt was deeply attractive; only a personal view. It is also several years old. Try it again perhaps.