Church Bells

Album: Storyteller (2015)
Charted: 43
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  • Jenny grew up wild, like a blackfoot daisy
    Out in the shack with a blue tick hound
    Broke as hell, but blessed with beauty
    The kind that a rich man can't turn down
    She caught the eye of an oil man dancing
    One summer night in a dime store dress
    She had the looks, he had the mansion
    And you can figure out the rest

    It was all roses, dripping in diamonds
    Sipping on champagne
    She was all uptown, wearing that white gown
    Taking his last name

    She could hear those church bells ringing, ringing
    And up in the loft, that whole choir singing, singing
    Fold your hands and close your eyes
    Yeah, it's all gonna be alright
    And just listen to the church bells ringing, ringing
    Yeah, they're ringing

    Jenny was hosting Junior League parties
    And having dinner at the country club
    Everyone thought they were Ken and Barbie
    But Ken was always getting way too drunk
    Saturday night, after a few too many
    He came home ready to fight
    And all his money could never save Jenny
    From the devil living in his eyes

    It was all bruises, covered in makeup
    Dark sunglasses
    And that next morning, sitting in the back pew
    Praying with the baptist

    She could hear those church bells ringing, ringing
    And up in the loft, that whole choir singing, singing
    Fold your hands and close your eyes
    Yeah, it's all gonna be alright
    You just listen to the church bells ringing, ringing
    Yeah, they're ringing

    Jenny slipped something in his Tennessee whiskey
    No law man was ever gonna find
    And how he died is still a mystery
    But he hit a woman for the very last time

    She could hear those church bells ringing, ringing
    Standing there in a black dress singing, singing
    Fold your hands and close your eyes
    Yeah, it's all gonna be alright
    And just listen to the church bells ringing, ringing
    Yeah, they're ringing Writer/s: Brett Cornelius, Hillary Lindsey, Zach Crowell
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • Kayla from Not Sayini like this song honestly its the meaning of the song and i think the when hes abusing the female and getting poisoned at the end i think that he honestly deserved it cause no man should ever lay a finger on a women no matter how bad a situation gets and plus its only a song it doesn't exactly mean that someone will actually die in the song but the way she dressed people see may be "slutty" and stuff but in reality its the art of it, its suppose to go with how the song goes and it seems appropriate for kids cause some kids don't really understand it as much they only listen to the music and not putting any thought into the song as we do, and this is coming from a 17 almost 18 year old kid and if anyone has any disagreements bout what i just said or if you agree you can find my Facebook (Kayla Bulman) i would like feedback to see who may and may not agree and Carrie is a good person and sweet and the songs she sings are beautiful.
  • Julianne from None Of Your Business CreepAnyone still here in 2020?
  • Synthia from Broken Bow, OkI don't like this song. I thought it would be a religious song at first, but then she used a word of profanity in it. The Bible speaks against using profanity. She's also dancing really vulgar and dressing really slutty. This song is such a disappointment. Doesn't anyone else see the slutty dancing and the slutty outfits? She's being a terrible role model for little girls. How is God going to honor her?! She also seems to glorify drinking and other things, especially when that woman gets abused by her husband and then kills him by poisoning his drink at the end. This woman needs to be exposed for her wrongdoing. SHE IS AN INFIDEL!!!
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