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The Bells

"I wrote 'The Bells' two or three years ago, and each instrument was seemingly recorded about six or seven months apart-not really on purpose, but just as a demo that kept growing. I recorded the acoustic guitars at my old apartment, and then after I moved, I recorded Eric Remschneider's cello part in my basement. Then, for this single, I had another friend, Adam Schlesinger (of Fountains of Wayne and Ivy), play piano, and then D'Arcy and I did the vocals. I like the song because it is very simple but has a twist in the time signatures-sort of in the Nick Drake style." -JI (Guitar World 1/97)

 

Lyrics

ooh the bells are ringing out
what a sound
ooh the bells are ringing out
what a sound
and i'm in love
the joy of love
the coming of
jesus
jesus
did you call my name
never ever felt afraid
did you hold onto
did you make it thru
you
there's so much doubt in every heart
for all our faults we carry on
jesus
jesus i ran away
i got so scared
i made mistakes
will i hold onto
will i make it thru
ooh the bells are ringing out
what a sound

  Studio

Jun 1996 - Bugg Studios (James' house)

Availability

Thirty-Three   (buy [amazon.com])
The Aeroplane Flies High   (buy [amazon.com])
Rarities and B-Sides   (buy [amazon.com])
Thirty-Three (promo)

The Aeroplane Flies High
Rare Stuff Vol. 2

Extra Links

iTunes

 

BMI Number  3871420



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