Ring Them Bells Gigs Lyrics

Details

Author
Bob Dylan
Original Band
Bob Dylan

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US August 19, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US June 22, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Festival Place Sherwood Park Alberta Canada March 25, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US August 30, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Colony Woodstock New York US November 14, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US November 17, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Center For Arts Natick Massachusetts US April 20, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US February 28, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theater Providence Rhode Island US November 23, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Minneapolis Minnesota US April 06, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US April 10, 2018
Robyn Hitchcock Levontin7 Tel Aviv Israel February 01, 2020
Robyn Hitchcock StageOne Fairfield Connecticut US November 22, 2019
Robyn Hitchcock Irvington Town Hall Theater Irvington New York US April 07, 2018

Lyrics

Ring them bells, ye heathen
From the city that dreams
Ring them bells from the sanctuaries
’Cross the valleys and streams
For they’re deep and they’re wide
And the world’s on its side
And time is running backwards
And so is the bride

Ring them bells St. Peter
Where the four winds blow
Ring them bells with an iron hand
So the people will know
Oh it’s rush hour now
On the wheel and the plow
And the sun is going down
Upon the sacred cow

Ring them bells Sweet Martha
For the poor man’s son
Ring them bells so the world will know
That God is one
Oh the shepherd is asleep
Where the willows weep
And the mountains are filled
With lost sheep

Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Ring them bells for all of us who are left
Ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through
Ring them bells, for the time that flies
For the child that cries
When innocence dies

Ring them bells St. Catherine
From the top of the room
Ring them from the fortress
For the lilies that bloom
Oh the lines are long
And the fighting is strong
And they’re breaking down the distance
Between right and wrong