"Ring the Bells" as written by and Steve Mcmorran....
Find the words that make it right again
Calling birds help you make it through the night
It's just enough to find a way to open up once again
And learn to take all the beauty that's inside

Well ring the bells that lead you home
Cause the only truth I've ever known
Is that nothing ever hurts us more than love
So circle up your best friends
And we'll celebrate the way it ends
Atleast we live tonight
Atleast we live tonight

Scream out loud
Until you feel again
And hear the sound of how to heal an achin heart
And those that know you most
Can help you to live again
So keep the close
As you're making your new start

Well ring the bells that lead you home
Cause the only truth I've ever known
Is that nothing ever hurts us more than love
So circle up your best friends
And we'll celebrate the way it ends
Atleast we live tonight
Atleast we live tonight

The day you finally turn to dust
And finally hear your name
Brings colors that will never fade away
Sometimes the best in all of us
Can still break down and still give up on love
But it's never gone

Well ring the bells that lead you home
Cause the only truth I've ever known
Is that nothing ever hurts us more than love
So circle up your best friends
And we'll celebrate the way it ends
Atleast we live tonight
Atleast we live tonight


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    General CommentI can't believe there's not a comment on this.

    Just a fantastic song. Very simple and honest.
    JamieKirstenon August 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree, Jamie. This is such a beautiful song. I cried the first time I heard it.
    It's sad that amazing bands like Satellite are generally unknown.
    alyssaeatspastaon August 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It made me teary too. TWLOHA made a T-Shirt that says "At least we live tonight" and the song just makes me feel calm and hopeful.
    latemornings36on August 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song makes me think of the death of one of my good friends. I am not sure the original intent of the song, but it surely seems like a death has take place, either symbolically or literally. I imagine it being like the death of a friend, and dealing with the pain of saying goodbye and hoping that person is at peace. "Well ring the bells that lead you home," makes me think of church bells at a funeral.

    "Cause the only truth I've ever known
    Is that nothing ever hurts us more than love"

    That makes me think of the irony, after losing someone you love, maybe contemplating that if you had never known the person, you would not be in this pain. But the song seems to suggest that community is the answer, not isolation:

    "So circle up your best friends
    And we'll celebrate the way it ends"
    and
    "And those that know you most
    Can help you to live again
    So keep them* close
    As you're making your new start"

    And then also being grateful for life that still exists: "At least we live tonight."

    My favorite line in this whole EP are:

    "The day you finally turn to dust
    And finally hear your name
    Brings colors that will never fade away
    Sometimes the best in all of us
    Can still break down and still give up on love
    But it's never gone"

    It's just so hopeful! It seems to say, 'One day, we will all die, and it will be beautiful. so don't stop loving people even when it hurts.' Maybe that't the point. You risk pain by loving people, but loving people and being loved is also the answer to pain. It's what makes life mean something. its what makes life beautiful. At least, that's what this song means to me.
    pheonix617on July 22, 2011   Link

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