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

Nellie
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


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"Nellie Takes Her Bow" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    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

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