Lou Reed - The Bells Lyrics




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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  1. Axel Lopez

    This is a very underrated song, one of my favorite Lou Reed songs

  2. Marco Chies

    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

  3. DAVINOENTERPRISES

    mercilous crap

  4. jozzybadges

    sublime as ever .

  5. VOXPOPULI live

    the genious

  6. Rick Care

    A little to complicated for the average listener##??#@??

  7. murette 84

    Masterpiece of masterpiece

  8. ballhawk387

    Pretty damn haunting.

  9. Jay von Minden

    I had to write a critical essay on this poem in college. I made it as loud and annoying as words can get on paper. Thankfully, I was called out to read my paper aloud. I remember reading each line of Bells, Bells, Bells, raising my voice, grinding my voice, and pissing off everyone. Goddamn that was fun. Lou got the music right; wonderfully annoying. Does anyone know why he set out on his epic journey through E.A.P.? I always linked him with Jack Kerouac.

  10. Chris M

    Perfect closer for a perfect album. Dark, defiant, and unlike Metal Machine Music rewards a lifetime of listening. Even the supper abrupt fadeout is great.

  11. Brian Skala

    this is trippy!

  12. Wenzel Grüß

    perfect for my funeral

  13. cosmicdrifter287

    more cowbell please.

  14. Mog Ruith

    Love this song and album. It takes time to grow on you. Probably why it is underrated.

    Marsh Sherrif

    its still growing man

    BJ Jupp

    100% agree

  15. Stefano Boschin

    This song is beatiful for my soul and my brain ***

  16. Joe Blechl

    when I came home there was puke on the phone and I scraped it all alon up putit in a pan rubbing my hand all across my lan and shit out some san. Sony executive ate it. just knowing Lou is in the background .... glad he is gone/

    dikc coke

    Maybe the best comment on yt

    Rodney Fletcher

    How sad for you Joe!

    revnede

    This is a nightmare.

    Alex Batker

    Thanks you gave me a stroke

  17. Rick Jones

    Not his best work...for certain

    joe murphy

    Really? It's my favourite Lou Reed album and I own them all, love quite a few of them.

    Samuel Kastin

    Diminish a work of beauty all you want, it's your limitation, not Lou's.

    Chris M

    Agree. This came out when I was in highschool and I was like....this is three times better than Street Hassle. Heartfelt, adventurous, funny, scary, it rocks.....all of these things.

    GerMart

    Rick JonesThat's supposed to be a critique?  Because it's not his "best" song, it sucks or something?  I remember some snarky review by Rolling Stone saying it was low budget Brian Eno or something like that, as if that means it's no good.  Maybe Brian Eno was doing better more experimental ambient type stuff but that doesn't mean Lou's foray into the genre was bad.  He succeeds here in being eerie and atmospheric while not forgetting to write a memorable melody, not bad at all even though this wasn't really his forte.

  18. Isael Cervantes

    Second comment