the song
title : Silent bells
written by : Boo Hewerdine
song copyright : © 2008? Chrysalis Music Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocals, backing vocals
with :
Teddy Borowiecki [nothing?] piano?, moog?, hammond organ?, bass accordion? bells???
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
John Douglas ukelele
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar
Alan Kelly accordion
Kevin McGuire double bass
Jack Maher acoustic guitar
music
key : A major
time-signature : 12/8
tempo : MM 94
form : VR VR B VR vr B VR R p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Silent bells

there’s a truth that is lost
in the noise life compels
that all that we are

without love are silent bells

and where do prayers go
if the heart never tells?
is all that we are

without love, silent bells?

how does it feel
made of fire and steel
never allowed to ring
you know that it’s wrong
when the soul has a song
it never gets to sing

so every child knows
that the sea heard in shells
says all that we are

without love: silent bells

– accordion with tune

  {ah-ah etc.}
how does it feel
made of fire and steel
and never allowed to ring
you know that it’s wrong
when the soul has a song
it never gets to sing

without new “hello”s
there are no “fare-thee-well”s
then all that we are

without love are silent bells

all that we are

without love: silent bells


mm-hmm


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader
recorded by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008;
additional recording by Teddy Borowiecki in ‘his mum’s garage’, somewhere in Canada
mixed by : Mark Freegard and Eddi Reader at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
mastered by : Mark Freegard at 3kyoti studio, Glasgow, 2008
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 3:33
song timing : 3:28
released on
album : Love is the way track 2