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The Who Bell Boy Lyrics

Last updated: 02/03/2013 04:39:02 PM

(Keith's theme) The beach is a place where a man can feel
He's the only soul in the world that's real,
Well I see a face coming through the haze,
I remember him from those crazy days.

Ain't you the guy who used to set the paces
Riding up in front of a hundred faces,
I don't suppose you would remember me,
But I used to follow you back in '63.

I've got a good job
And I'm newly born.
You should see me dressed up in my uniform.
I work in hotel, all gilt and flash.
Remember the gaff where the doors we smashed?

Bell Boy! I got to get running now.
Bell Boy! Keep my lip buttoned down.
Bell Boy! Carry this baggage out.
Bell Boy! Always running at someone's bleedin' heel.
You know how I feel, always running at someone's heel.

Some nights I still sleep on the beach.
Remember when stars were in reach.
I wander in early to work,
Spend my day licking boots for my perks.

The beach is a place where a man can feel
He's the only soul in the world that's real.
Well I see a face coming through the haze,
I remember him from those crazy days.

Ain't you the guy who used to set the paces
Riding up in front of a hundred faces,
I don't suppose you would remember me,
But I used to follow you back in '63.

People often change
But when I look in your eyes,
You could learn a lot from
A life like mine.
The secret to me
Isn't flown like a flag
I carry it behind
This bleedin little badge
What says...

Bell Boy!
I gotta get running now.
Keep my lip buttoned down.
Carry this baggage out.
Always running at someones heel.
You know how I feel, always running at someones heel.

Thanks to Ellise Shannon for submitting Bell Boy Lyrics.



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Keith's Time To Shine | Reviewer: Erin | 2/1/13

"Bell Boy" is the only song off of The Who's album "Quadrophenia" to feature drummer, Keith Moon on lead vocals. Quadrophenia came out in 1973, the same year Moon's wife, Kim Kerrigan left him, five years before Moon died. It expresses Moon's theme of being a Bell Boy; "A Bloody Lunatic, I'll even carry your bags" on Quadrophenia. Each band member had their own theme for a song and this happened to be Moon's. In the film version of Quadrophenia (1979) The Bell Boy or "Ace Face" is played by Sting.