"Nelly Takes her bow" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Who thanked the Lord
For the clothes that she wore and mended

With the big old-fashioned eyes

Who won the heart of a crowd tore apart
Took a bow, Nellie, There´s a different world backstage

I see the flood lights burning, I hear the band play on
Now Nellie takes her bow

She saw she really could not stay, Nellie
She had a brand new play to play

And so she paints her face and smiles
And she´ll be someone else in a while

Just a lonely girl
Who could not face a broken world

And so she acts on all her dreams
And wishes that´s how it had been

But when the audience is near
It seems as though she doesn't even care

Ah, Nellie just sent me a line
To tell me she was doing fine

She got the lead on Broadway
And now they´re digging her today

And so she turns another page
Living someone´s life upon the stage

Lyrics submitted by Gerard_commi

"Nellie Takes Her Bow" as written by Jeff Lynne

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Nellie Takes Her Bow song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this song. It's a beautiful, haunting piece of music with a very unique vocal style. I believe it's about a actress (or actor?) named Nellie, and how "there's a different world backstage." It's sung from the point of someone who works backstage in auditorium.

    I could easily be entirely wrong though.
    third_to_the_lefton November 09, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top