The Bell in the Sea.

[Track Info] [The Lyrics] [Explanation]

The Bell in the Sea - Track Info

B-Side from the single "Uninvited Guest" - Single Version: 4:22
Lyrics by Steve Hogarth and John Helmer
Published by Charisma Music Pub. Co. Ltd./ Rondor Music (Ldn) Ltd./ EMI Music Publishing Ltd.


The Bell in the Sea - The Lyrics

I dreamed I rolled on the ocean floor
In the sunken bones of a broken ship
On the shadow line where whispers creep
To the world above from the world beneath

On waves of silver I dreamed of gold
'Till I lost the peace that dreaming gives
I dreamed of the moment of my own death
That no one ever dreams and lives

I dreamed I sailed to the mirrored edge
Of that murky world for an iron bell
That dragged me down to the ocean bed
And rang to mark where my shadow fell

On waves of silver I dreamed of gold
'Till I lost the peace that dreaming gives
I dreamed of the moment of my own death
That no one ever dreams and lives
That no one ever dreams and lives
That no one ever dreams and lives

I dreamed I slept on the ocean bed
And a silent grave of silver sand
Rolled in the sway of an iron bell
I've heard it said when they go to sea
On stormy nights you can hear her moan
She tolls for the mourning of her own death
And echoes here on the village stones

On the waves of silver I dreamed of gold
I dreamed of the moment of my own death
That no one ever dreams and lives
That no one ever dreams and lives
That no one ever dreams and lives


EXPLANATION OF SONF ELEMENTS
Copyright 1997 Fraser Marshall, Matthew Anderson & Bert ter Steege.


THE BELL IN THE SEA

‘On stormy nights you can hear her moan. . . village stones’
In Suffolk, England, there is a hole in the coast where a village by the name of Dunwich used to be. It was swept into the sea where it remains. Local legend tells that you can still hear the Church Bell toll on stormy nights.

J. M. ten Napel said: As far as I know it's based on a legend from a fishing town somewhere in England. The legend is that a ship with a huge bell aboard sank in a furious storm and every time there is a storm or a fisherman drowns you can hear the bell ringing from under the sea. Simple story inspired Hogarth to write the lyrics for a great song.


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Last Modified: 27 Jul 2000