Is this the best you have to offer us?
You genius, your hair mussed
By now you must have heard about the whirling world outside
Twist a knife in it, I don't care
Drain the life from it, I don't care
If you can fake it you can take them like a photograph.

With a coy sigh in time
With girlfriend waiting on the line
Fine, but can't you wait to make her cry?
And they'll remember you alive
As that pain in their unkind invitation tonight
So here's your credit for the lie
That you've been hanging
And over awaiting your reply.

Is this the worst you have to peddle us?
Scandalous? Oh spare us!
By now they must have heard about your worried world inside
Pull the covers up, I don't care
Call all your lovers up, I don't care
If the fates sing to your face queen of the raincloud club.

I lied when I said we were alike
Your rest friend waiting on the line
To compliment your new shine
I can hardly stand to stand here now
To be your stare to admit to all
The pain that you've been painting
And over and I can't bear to stay.

So come on and sing along!
Aren't we bridges aren't we bells?
Aren't we chuckling through our curls?
Up to heaven and down to hell
Say it again pal, aren't we bells?

Aren't we statues in a story
Where we choose our goals of glory
Over family and over friends
Say it again and again.

Aren't we bridges aren't we bells?
Aren't we sighing in our cells?
Up to heaven and down to hell
Say it again pal, aren't we bells?
Aren't we bells?

Lyrics submitted by Ice

Bells Lyrics as written by Anna Gordy Gaye Anna Gaye

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    stamp of approval

    dr.jacobon May 03, 2002   Link
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    wow, seeing them open their show with this gave me goosebumps. i start off many days driving to school w/this song.

    MovieMusic84on June 15, 2002   Link
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    easily one of the best bands around, and ill be seeing em next week with piebald. be jealous :-)

    emokid5on July 11, 2002   Link
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    wow.....they are awesome live. I mean, I loved them before I saw them, but now....I don't know, is there something more than love? Obsessed I guess....amazing.

    BlinkGrlNo182on August 16, 2002   Link
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    good band. great song. seems the message at the begaining is mostly i dont want to hear i, hah...tah tah guys and gal, love this band..-|MeL|-

    ForYouToNotice_meon September 10, 2002   Link
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    i always thought it had something to do with todd bell, who is the bass player. But it seems like somebody is faking their life, and its obvious and painful to watch.

    FireworkShowBrandonon March 03, 2005   Link
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    i took this song to heart when a girl that i liked was swept from beneath me. the guy, a so-called friend, had a ton of other girls he was into (i.e. inside of). everyone saw it but her and she held it against me when i tried to confront him in front of her. the opening lines (among others) really do it for me. "is this the best you have to offer us? you genius, your hair mussed"

    you're lying to this girl with every kiss while you still reek of the girl you were banging just a minute ago. fuck! what an emotional song. love it.

    salparadise04on May 16, 2006   Link
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    It seems to be an invective toward a vaunted philosophe whose intellectual attitudes and cruel demeanor are both annoying and eminently mockable.

    oncloudfiveon March 21, 2008   Link
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    Am I the only 1 who thinks some of the words on here are wrong??

    "Your rest friends waiting on the line"


    You Best friends waiting on the line

    ApolloTeon May 31, 2010   Link
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    This song is about homosexuality. Someone has a fake hetero life, pretending to his girlfriend, friends and family.

    And the singer doesn't aggree to keep this lie hanging around anymore, and is trying to encourage the subject to blow it all open showing him the consequences of keeping it running any longer.

    My 2 cents.

    zeonardoon February 26, 2014   Link

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