"The Bells" as written by and Marty Fogel Lou Reed....
And the actresses relate
To the actor who comes home late
After the plays have gone down
And the crowds have scattered around
Though the city lights and the streets
No ticket could be beat
For the beautiful show of shows
Ah, broadway only knows
The great white milky way
It had something to say
When he fell down on his knees
After soaring through the air
With nothing to hold him there
It was really not so cute
To play without a parachute
As he stood upon the ledge
Looking out, he thought he saw a brook

And he hollered, look, there are the bells
And he sang out, here come the bells
Here come the bells, here come the bells
Here come the bells

Here come the bells
Here come the bells
Here come the bells
Here come the bells

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"The Bells" as written by Martin Fogel Lou Reed


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    General CommentWhat a song!!
    placebiston April 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAm I the only one who adores this song?
    placebiston November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is a truly amazing piece of music, I think the moody instrumental section lends alot more meaning to this song than the words themselves.

    I think its kindof a looking back type song for Lou, kindof like a midlife crisis, looking back and realizing he was getting old, and that all the parties and the sex and the drugs were no longer possible, maybe? I don't know, definitely one of his more introspective songs. I think that "the Bells" are supposed to bbe something to the effect of his past catching up with him.
    Ejiron December 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've seen an interview with Lou where he's explaining this one, and it basically amounts to: it's the motherfucking bells!
    DrLorenzoon October 13, 2009   Link

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