Hear them bells, the story of our love Hear them bells from up above My darling, I need you, more each day I'd be contented dear If only you would say Neil Diamond - Hear Them Bells Lyrics | MetroLyrics Said Diamond: "I really wanted to impress her and I couldn't afford to buy her a gift, so I wrote a song called 'Hear Them Bells' and basically it was a song saying, 'Will you marry me?'" This was the first song Diamond wrote. It wasn't released until 1996, when it was included on his 1996 boxed set. Lyrics to 'Hear Them Bells' by Neil Diamond.