Hear The Bells

Album: Rabbits On The Run (2011)
  • Vanessa Carlton was experiencing some serious health problems when she started writing the songs for Rabbits On The Run. This song was inspired by her lack of physical well being at the time. She told American Songwriter magazine: "I had handed myself over to western doctors and it was a mistake. The song 'Hear the Bells' is the story of a person navigating their recovery, and making many stops along the way… angry winter walks through the city, meditating in a church cemetery, floating on the sea with lots of wine in you in Costa Rica, finding a Chinese witchdoctor… until you realize the remedy was pretty much there all along. Though I still float on seas and I boil my Chinese herbs every morning."

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