Bell Boy Lyrics

The Who


publisher: ©ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG , FABULOUS MUSIC LTD , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP
writers: Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend
album: Track in album Quadrophenia
release date: 1973-11-16
popularity : 17 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock/Mod
length: 4:57
composer: Pete Townshend
lyricist: Pete Townshend

Cover Art

The Who Quadrophenia cover art
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(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 place where the doors were smashed?

Bell Boy! I got to keep running now
Bell Boy! Keep my lip buttoned down
Bell Boy! Carry this baggage out
Bell Boy! Always running at someone's 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
Then I wander in early to work
Spend the day licking boots for my perks

A beach is a place where a man can feel, etc

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

Bell Boy!


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Am the Sea
  • 2 The Real Me
  • 3 Quadrophenia
  • 4 Cut My Hair
  • 5 The Punk and the Godfather
  • 6 I’m One
  • 7 The Dirty Jobs
  • 8 Helpless Dancer
  • 9 Is It in My Head?
  • 10 I’ve Had Enough
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 5:15
  • 2 Sea and Sand
  • 3 Drowned
  • 4 Bell Boy
  • 5 Doctor Jimmy
  • 6 The Rock
  • 7 Love, Reign O’er Me