Ring The Bells
Ring ring the bells
Wake the town
Everyone is sleeping
Shout at the crowd
Wake them up
This anger’s deeper than sleep
Got to keep awake to what is happening
I can’t see a thing through my ambition,
I no longer feel my God is watching over me
Got to tell the world we’ve all been dreaming
This is not the end, a new beginning
I no longer feel my God is watching over me

Break break the code
Concentrate
Let the doors swing open
See through all your walls
All your floors
Now you’re in deeper than sleep

Got to keep awake to what is happening
I can’t see a thing through my ambition,
I no longer feel my God is watching over me
Got to tell the world we’ve all been dreaming
This is not the end, a new beginning
I no longer feel my God is watching over me

When you let me fall
Grew my own wings
Now I’m as tall as the sky
When you let me drown
Grew gills and fins
Now I’m as deep as the sea
When you let me die
My spirit’s free
There’s nothing challenging me


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  • +2
    MemoryThis song saved my life. I went through a very difficult time in my life and suddenly felt drawn to this song, which I hadn't heard in my years. Odd, really, how an anti-religion song turned me to God. But it doesn't matter, this song has never failed to make everything seem so much brighter. It remains my number one favourite song, and I hope it always will be.

    Thank you, James. For the help you have given me, and the help you will give me.
    Jemmarghon May 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about waking up. In the same sense that Rage Against the Machine song "wake up" is about waking up. The same way the movie "the Matrix" is about waking up. The same way "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato is about waking up. You have all been taught 'brainwashed' in a way to think certain things. Certain people want you to think this way. You don't know it, because you have not been taught these things, but you are a slave. You are controlled. You need to understand why. What is Serfdom? Do you know? Are you truely in control of your life? Who do you work for? Yourself or someone else? Do you own property? You can't own property if someone taxes you on it. Think. Learn. Wake up. Wake up the whole town. Shout at the crouds.. like Alex Jones. Ring the bells. Wake them up. Now you're in deeper than sleep. WAKE UP PEASANTS. Free humanity from slavery. Peasants are slaves. Serfdom is slavery. Wake up!
    hal2000on July 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always found this song to be uplifting.

    Granted part of it is due to the fact that it brings memories of Giovanniy Ribisi blasting Jack Black to death with his magic missile.
    stryfehaukon March 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthuh?

    People i beg of you, read the final verse. now put the CD on...listen...........tell me you don't feel better?

    It will never fail you.


    JAMES, thank you
    pton August 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is definitely one of those few songs that crawl under your skin and reach your heart and soul taking you in a cathartic journey. this song is not only uplifting but it also feeds your soul. it draws a smile on a weary face.
    the last verse is just out of this world
    thanks james indeed
    aleksieyion January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is about realizing that god does not exist...
    the bells he talks about seem to be those found often at the top of churches; they're loud and can be heard across town. It goes on to say tell the whole town to wake up and listen to what he has to say: that god wasn't there for him, that people are living a dream within religion. the final verse is about letting go of god and how he and the world evolved beyond him.

    "Grew my own wings
    ...
    Grew gills and fins"

    he overcame religion's let-downs and as a double meaning can also be seen as evolution where animals evolved wings, gills, and fins to adapt to their environment (over millions of years) and god didn't just create everything in 7 days.
    silverprodon September 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't find this song to be "anti-religion" nor atheist... Yeah, this is one of those songs that you "live" inside of you in the moments when you feel that maybe God has forgotten about you... but hey, that's a normal feeling, we are just humans, even Jesus felt that way for a moment in the cross... but then the song just give you the strenght you need to surpass anything that can be hurting you... just like Jemmargh, I just went through very difficult momentS and even when sometimes I have felt like if God is not here for me, this song helps me and gives me the strenght... and then I realize, that for sure it was God who let me find this song...
    moinaldoon May 06, 2011   Link

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