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Chains of Gold

David Kilpatrick
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[2001]
Lyrics by David Kilpatrick

"Nope, it ain't traditional: I wrote this one. But one day you'll hear someone sing it and you'll think it's been around 150 years!
Sometimes you just pull a line out of the air, and for this one, I just sang the first verse out of nowhere. After that, it was easy to get the rest together. It's not like my usual singing but this is the way I thought it should sound. The tune is either traditional or so obvious and simple it should be"
I once met a man who was happy to be
Lyin' in chains when he once had been free
Why is he happy, I asked, and was told
He's happy because those chains are of gold..

Chains of gold, chains of gold
He's happy because those chains are of gold..

Chains of gold are like fetters of iron
Try to cut through them, you do yourself harm
Chains of gold with no lock and no key
You forge them upon yourself though you are free..

Though you are free, though you are free
You forge them upon yourself though you are free.

Now hear all you young men that works for a wage
You think you are free and you'll never be slaves,
Each dollar you make will be nothing to gain
If you forge it right into a link of that chain..

A link of that chain, a link of that chain,
If you forge it right into a link of that chain.

Chains of gold are like fetters of iron
Try to cut through them, you do yourself harm
Chains of gold with no lock and no key
You forge them upon yourself though you are free..

Chains of gold, chains of gold
I hope you are happy in your chains of gold.
[x2]

inviata da giorgio - 9/12/2010 - 13:31



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