James - Ring The Bells Lyrics




Ring, ring the bells
Wake the town, everyone is sleeping
Shout at the crowd, wake them up
This anger's deeper than sleep

Got to keep awake to what's happening
I can't see a thing through my ambition
I no longer feel my God is watching over me
Got to tell the world we've all been dreaming
This is not the end, a new beginning
I no longer feel my God is watching over me

Break, break the code
Concentrate, let the doors swing open
See through all your walls, all your floors
Now you're in deeper than sleep

Got to keep awake to what's happening
I can't see a thing through my ambition
I no longer feel my God is watching over me
Got to tell the world we've all been dreaming
This is not the end, a new beginning
I no longer feel my God is watching over me

When you let me fall, grew my own wings
Now I'm as tall as the sky
When you let me drown, grew gills and fins
Now I'm as deep as the sea
When you let me die, my spirit's free
There's nothing challenging me





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  1. W 1

    Beautiful song

  2. mr blue

    X files brought me here ❤️... I was born in 88 and grew up on the series I needed a soul boost being a kid I couldn't afford much this was it TV 📺😂...

  3. sygn4r3k

    Is it my turn now ?

  4. Doug Carruthers

    Love the song both version in fact this and the one in the XFiles

  5. Stanisluas Katzinski

    Thing song always gives me strength. Don't care for most of their other stuff, but I would play this while firing a bullet into my brain.

    This video is fucking insane too. It's beautiful.

  6. Gomer Hanger

    Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black brought me here.

  7. Sacral Mistic

    Mendengar lagu ini teringat masa SMA dulu, tinggal di kota kecil Tarutung, tempat yang tenang duduk di rumah peninggalan Belanda sambil mendengar lagu indah ini.

  8. mandip hussain

    This tunes reminds me of been stoned to bits choring saxo or GTI alloy wheels 😀

  9. Matthew Hope

    saw James last week in Edinburgh,, they were just as good as they were 20yrs ago....brilliant gigg...

  10. Irena Pearl

    Hey guys where from x-files I'm a dumb 14 year old lol

  11. Jorge Roca

    Always wanted to dance like Tim Booth

  12. lookup 016

    Does anyone knows any more songs like these or that are in these genre because I really freaking love this song

    Noah Nixon

    Just check out 'James' music... they did so many good tunes. Although they were around in the 90's, with Oasis, Radiohead and lots of other quality bands... James are quite unique. Massively underrated... One band not to miss from the 90's are 'The Bluetones'... ;D

  13. Paul Miranda

    Que buenos recuerdos..🤔 que buen tema !

  14. j j

    face meat lol

  15. Stephen Gale

    Spiritual pop rock at their best 😇

  16. the_katman

    Who cares? Listen to the song.

  17. brian hester

    Thank you Darrin Osborn

  18. Жрец Анубиса

    Услышал в Секретных материалах, полюбил навсегда! Сечете о чем я?)

  19. George .Kampouris

    ντρακαρις

  20. Snakusyo

    I'm so glad The X-files introduced me to this song over 20 years ago. It's amazing when I think about it. For over twenty years I've been listening to a song that I heard in a TV show. The first time I heard this was (I think) 1999 when I was really young. It helped me through my teenage depression (I suffer from a mild case of autism). It helped me when I felt lost as a father. Through changes I had to make in life, like moving far away from my family and friends. Through getting a diagnose for a chronic disease. Through being cheated on and eventually through divorce. It was always hard for me to connect with my feelings, and especially of those around me. This song helped me in many ways. I owe so much to this one song, which is something I never thought I'd say. Thank you James for giving me something I can share with thousands of people for years to come.

  21. Miguel Herrera

    This is a wonder music is so a beautiful , alwalys make me cry!

  22. RonniStyles

    best spiritual band of all time.

  23. Time Traveller registered trademark

    Only thing better than this is their acoustic version.

  24. carusogerardo

    GRACIAS

  25. Susana PRosch

    I knew this song when it was played in a chapter "D.P.O: (In the tv show The X Files)

  26. Mr.CoCoNuts

    Great song especially in X-Files:)

  27. Special NK

    In 94 or 95 me, my three brothers and a group of friends went to see James do a warm up gig in Torquay before they played a huge show at Milton Keynes, that gig is still one of the, if not the greatest I ever had the pleasure to see.

  28. knowledgefarmer

    the 2020's will be the next 1990's. we are facing a new world, as we were before the new millenium. in the 1960s we were as well. these decades will be marked as the height of modern human expression in the far future

  29. Grover Bennington

    Beautiful. ..

  30. Grover Bennington

    I live James and their musoc but the loss of my baby brought me here..

  31. Grover Bennington

    The James from yesterday...

  32. jophur

    The X-Files brought me here. ep 3, season 3. amazing ep, amazing James.

  33. Ezidio Alves

    Ai que saudades que chega doer,bons tempos que não voltam mais,eu cabeludo assistindo MTV o dia inteiro com minha avó!

  34. John Marden

    X Files DPO brought me here...

  35. mester Manchester

    Hope you x files fans bothered to find more on James!

  36. noluckst2

    "Oh man, you shouldn't have done that."

  37. Andrea Pasqualetti

    #xfiles bring me there

  38. Sarah Alghamdi

    This is tragically beautiful.
    It's always sad when one lose faith..

  39. stuna101a

    Shaazam doesn't recognize this song

  40. MrCarrotKing

    My sister, a beautiful and pure individual, died last night in a fatal car accident. She said she wanted this song played at her funeral... Such a good choice Ali. I'll always love you

    Matthew Franklin

    MrCarrotKing she’s in heaven sister 👍

    RonniStyles

    I'm sorry for your loss, <3

    Miguel Herrera

    So sorry ! your sister now there in the sky and the stars!

  41. Dave Davidson

    This song has such a weird beginning

  42. Grover Bennington

    Used to go watch this band at every chance in Manchester back in the late 80s. Still the best.

  43. The Ginz

    Oh man you shouldn't of done that

  44. kimvpickering

    WHAT A TUNE.

  45. Νάνσυ Κ.

    Oh, well, there's no use in denying it... x-files :D
    symptosis or what? ; )

  46. Flying Tiger

    :You should'n'a done that man. It was his game.

  47. Vitório Santoro

    DPO -X Files No doubt has the best episode introduction of the entire series.

  48. JOSE CARLOS LAMAS ARRIAGA

    The lyrics Is awesome Platón Is a live

  49. Daft Everton

    Parr Hall vid.

  50. User B

    Isn't it funny how searching for this track's title here results all sorts of Xmas and Christian themed songs? The very definition of IRONY 😂
    Man, the universe sure does work in mysterious ways.

  51. TheProphet

    This not the version from the X-Files, but it’s still good!

  52. Topsey Kretts

    the love of music brought me here,not ferking X-files!

  53. Jorge Roca

    epic song

  54. Jason Bund

    Fantastic ! and that is all!

  55. атеист -хамид-HAMID

    Ring, ring the bells
    Wake the town, everyone is sleeping
    Shout at the crowd, wake them up
    This anger's deeper than sleep

    Got to keep awake to what's happening
    I can't see a thing through my ambition
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me
    Got to tell the world we've all been dreaming
    This is not the end, a new beginning
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me

    Break, break the code
    Concentrate, let the doors swing open
    See through all your walls, all your floors
    Now you're in deeper than sleep

    Got to keep awake to what's happening
    I can't see a thing through my ambition
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me
    Got to tell the world we've all been dreaming
    This is not the end, a new beginning
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me

    When you let me fall, grew my own wings
    Now I'm as tall as the sky
    When you let me drown, grew gills and fins
    Now I'm as deep as the sea
    When you let me die, my spirit's free
    There's nothing challenging me

  56. Natasha Jacobs

    at the end :i hear MY SISTER, MY SISTER, MY SISTER ...

  57. ⌠ ά7ţώєэţќ ⌡

    X files ♥

  58. Pimple Bonce

    Dang, these guys can sing descant, must come from having been choir boys at Shrewsbury or something.

  59. Maria Koo

    x files

  60. Chanté Betkowski

    Wow this song is awesome! Discovered from x files and had to find the song 🙌🏻

  61. Garry Hope

    Another 23 for the sad brigade.

  62. Kurt Reynolds

    James brought me here.

    Andrea Myers

    Me too. =)

  63. Adam Mills

    Number 1 band ----------------------------- love you all and thanks for sharing those years with me. the best band live along with the stones

  64. luc de Villars

    actually X-files, the correct version of that song from your beloved D.P.O episode .and yes it s one of the best , well the song Ring the Bell by hames is from the Alternative NRG live version, which you can find youtoube too :) enjoy the whole wong

  65. War Monkey

    can any body tell me what :D means🐒

  66. Sons of Anarchy

    Очень круто)

  67. Justinicus24

    Amazing song. sounds even better when im extremely high

    hairy bawbag

    Justinicus24 most songs do

  68. Dina Crispim

    James a banda que marcou a minha vida

    Marcelo Rosa Pavan

    que merda de banda !!!

  69. Fat Freddy

    F*ck you x files. Proper music brought me here.

  70. Jorge Bravo

    gracias James!!!

  71. USERNAMEfieldempty

    This song changed my life forever many years ago. Please, don't get too busy with everything ''normal'' so that your ''soul'' is forgotten. DON'T DO THAT! Go deeper and deeper into your feelings. Discover yourself. Search. Go on your own spiritual journey. Read Poetry. Play Music. Watch Movies. THINK. DANCE. FEEL. LEARN. GROW. HEAL. You will not be understood by the majority, who scurry from day to day. They will not understand you. But apply yourself. It is glorious to have your soul and mind in harmony with the universe. But it takes a life-time of development. And the centre of your focus should be Love, Peace and Harmony. Love is the core.

    And whatever you do, DO NOT drift into religion. Religion is the product of the mistakes made by social conservatives down the generations. Fuck Religion, it's stupid. Open your soul and head straight for the heart of the fire. There are no true ''holy'' words to explain it. It just is. Concentrate, and let your soul sing transcendental music to you, and let it make you beautiful.

    Corinne Ilves

    ....................... what more I can say to that ?? Just : thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!

    USERNAMEfieldempty

    Thank you, too. :-)

    Luís Paulo

    Sometimes when I get lucky I find a post like this one. Thank you :)

    User B

    @USERNAMEfieldempty Couldn't have typed it better myself!

    Nakky Dave

    Nothing wrong with religion if you find the
    right one that works for you. This song
    is written totally from a Buddhist/advaita Hindu
    perspective

  72. Therenegadeaussie

    Ring, ring the bells
    Wake the town
    Everyone is sleeping
    Shout at the crowd
    Wake them up
    This anger's deeper than sleep.

    Got to keep awake to what is happening
    I can't see a thing through my ambition,
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me
    Got to tell the world we've all been dreaming
    This is not the end, a new beginning
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me.

    Break, break the code
    Concentrate
    Let the doors swing open
    See through all your walls
    All your floors
    Now you're in deeper than sleep.

    Got to keep awake to what is happening
    I can't see a thing through my ambition,
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me
    Got to tell the world we've all been dreaming
    This is not the end, a new beginning
    I no longer feel my God is watching over me.

    When you let me fall
    Grew my own wings
    Now I'm as tall as the sky
    When you let me drown
    Grew gills and fins
    Now I'm as deep as the sea
    When you let me die
    My spirit's free
    There's nothing challenging me.

    Therenegadeaussie

    At 1:39 - 1.44

    Scooby Doo

    Therenegadeaussie walls and floors

    Sarah Campbell

    Thanks!

    Jon Bell

    Class song and lyrics.

    Sledge Hammer

    Little bit of Devil worshiping going on here don't you think?

  73. Jabesh Nathan Likud

    Please FINE video by James

  74. MrJohnybirchall

    i feel a new record coming on

  75. Deborah Holmes

    thank you X Files.. such a great song

  76. ron ninj

    Brilliant range from Manchester...we love you Tim....crash on boy.....best tune ever ( in my northern opinion)

  77. Martin Evans

    you people. these are a class band at least you have found them

  78. Alexandra Corvo

    I was watching the x-files when i came across this song, i love it.

    Jennifer Bailey

    Me too! Great episode, great song!

    Christophe Dumas

    Exact same story! Love this band so much!

    Christophe Dumas

    x files are the best

    Stuart Campbell

    Wow i can't believe people only know of James because the X-Files....i have seen James well over a dozen times in the UK.
    second to none.

  79. Caili Bogan

    x files brought me here

  80. solorio5

    Deadpool brought me here.

  81. zenoist2

    X files season 3 episode 3.
    D.P.O.

    Time Traveller registered trademark

    You should'n'a done that man.
    [James Ring The Bells intensifies]

  82. Osmar Lomaquiz

    Temporada 3, capitulo 3 D.P.O Expedientes Secretos X :)

  83. Eduardo Tacunan Salas

    james.....................lo mejor del mundo...............ojala regresen al Peru, para ir al tercer concierto con ustedes

  84. Craig Galloway

    When you let me fall, grew my own wings, now im as tall as the sky.

  85. hsatan20

    HAHA, that's so funny. I discovered this song from X-Files as well. Awesome, feel good Atheist song. Not too many of these around. I love it.

    Simply Tyler.

    yes!!! x files is so damn good and this song is amazing.

    logicalempiricist2

    Glad you recognized the theme of the lyrics of "Ring the Bells": almost no one else does.
    This is one of the best pieces of atheist culture I have come across. We need more artifacts in the culture like this, that people can sing along to, or look at in the forms of paintings and so on. Christian art has dominated two millennia, it is now time, that we have woken up from religion to spread the word and influence other people helping them escape religion.

  86. ARNALDO HUIMAN

    Grande JAMES, vuelvan a pronto a LIMA-PERÚ!!!

  87. Robin Will

    x files all the way <3

    HeyChicagoWhattaSay

    First episode I ever watched of the XF

  88. andy hewitt

    this was my wedding song

    Jap Eye Jones

    Mine was "Who Farted?" by The Vaughns.

  89. robert daniel

    X files ♥

  90. 789

    R.I.P very young Jack Black.

    Justinicus24

    BlueSabb got zapped

    Steven Nicholas

    S03E03.

    rowdydemon

    no... man... not the cows again.

    Gomer Hanger

    789 haha!

  91. Nice Monteiro

    Madchester..uma das melhores💘 paixão 💜💝💜❤

  92. Nice Monteiro

    Grande💝amoooooooo💕

  93. Matheus Nogueira

    Uma das melhores músicas do X-Files

  94. maria jose silvestre martinez

    my favorite group since 1995 when I Knew them.
    My very best summer is nammed JAMES. Thank you for exist.

    J Ja

    well now i am thoroughly confused o.O

  95. xellossaxon

    X-files brought me here. :D

    mister racing

    Melissa Hollowell Melissa,can you believe that i watch this episode here in Brasil in 1996, that was great ! Thank you very much !

    Melissa Hollowell

    Quite welcome. I am re-watching it again after all these years. Sad so see how many guest stars are no longer with us. Vincent Schiavelli is the one I miss most.

    mister racing

    Melissa Hollowell true!

    mnwalke

    me too... Giovanni Ribisi is also in that ep...

    Melissa Hollowell

    You know, he isn't on my top 10 list of favorite actors but I have to give him credit. He played this role very well.

  96. Daniel Maughan

    x-files DPO brought me here.

  97. HoquiamDoug

    This is a really good video, but the live version of this song is soo much better.