The Bells

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I'll never hear the bells if you leave me
I'll never hear the bells
I'll never hear the bells if you leave me
I'll never hear the bells

Do you hear what I hear
When my lips are kissing yours?
Do you hear the bells, darling?
Do you hear them when I'm kissing you?
Oh, I hear the bells
Yeah, I hear the bells
Oh, ringing in my ear
Saying do you love me, do you love me, do you love me
Like I love you, oh baby
Don't leave me, darling

I'll never hear the bells if you leave me
I'll never hear the bells
I'll never hear the bells if you leave me
I'll never hear the bells

What do I have to do
To make you feel the tingling too?
Do you hear the bells, darling?
Do you hear them when I'm kissing you?
Oh, I hear the bells
Oh, I hear the bells
They're ringing in my ear
Saying do you love me, do you love me, do you love me
Like I love you, oh baby
Don't leave me, darling

I will never never ever hear the bells again
Oh yeah, I will never hear the bells
Never hear the bells if you leave me
If you leave me

But there's one thing I want you to remember
If you leave me I believe I'll go insane
Darling, I'll never hear the bells again
Never never never
I'll never hear the bells if you leave me
I will never hear the bells
Oh yeah
Never never never never

The Bells (Live 1983)
Written byMarvin Gaye, Anna Gordy, Elgin Stover & Johnny Bristol
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedSeptember 7, 1983, Austin, TX
ReleasedJuly 28, 2003
AlbumsPunch The Clock (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2003
Length4:14

First known performance:
August 9, 1983, Wantagh, NY - snippet in medley with Alison
August 19, 1983, Providence, RI - first full performance
Last known performance:
April 25, 1984, Champaign, IL - last full performance
     (23 known performances, 29 as a snippet)


Punch The ClockPunch The Clock Rhino album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
 The Originals  1970 Allmusic
Laura Nyro & Labelle  1971
Aaron Neville  1993 The Grand Tour Amazon
 Color Me Badd  1993 Time and Chance Wikipedia

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