"Ring Them Bells" as written by and J. Kander F. Ebb....
Ring them bells ye heathen from the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries cross the valleys and streams
For they're deep and they're wide
And the world on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride

Ring them bells Saint Peter
where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an iron hand
So the people will know
For it's rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down upon the sacred cow.

Ring them bells Sweet Martha for the poor man's son
Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one
For the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled with lost sheep

Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through
Ring them bells for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When the innocence dies

Ring them bells Saint Catherine from the top of the room
Ring them from the fortress for the lilies that bloom
For the lines are long and the fighting is strong
And they're breaking down the distance between right and wrong


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"Ring Them Bells" as written by Bob Dylan

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    Lyric CorrectionFascinating what people hear when they hear ambiguous-sounding lyrics. I wonder if anyone's ever done research into it.

    Correct lyrics:

    Ring them bells ye heathen from the city that dreams
    Ring them bells from the sanctuaries cross the valleys and streams
    For they're deep and they're wide
    And the world on its side
    And time is running backwards
    And so is the bride.

    Ring them bells Saint Peter where the four winds blow
    Ring them bells with an ironhand
    So the people will know
    For it's rush hour now
    On the wheel and the plow
    And the sun is going down upon the sacred cow.

    Ring them bells Sweet Martha for the poor man's son
    Ring them bells so the world will know that God is one
    Oh the shepherd is asleep
    Where the willows weep
    And the mountains are filled with lost sheep

    Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
    Ring them bells for all of us who are left
    Ring them bells for the chosen few
    Who will judge the many when the game is through
    Ring them bells for the time that flies
    For the child that cries
    When the innocence dies.

    Ring them bells Saint Catherine from the top of the room
    Ring them from the fortress for the lilies that bloom
    Oh the lines are long and the fighting is strong
    And they're breaking down the distance between right and wrong.
    OMFG_Philon May 27, 2012   Link

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