Phish – Bell Boy Lyrics


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

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