"You Are Chains" as written by and Brandon Curtis Josh Garza....
You are chains
When you're chained
With a chain
With an iron ring
Bound to a rock
On which you stand
So large
You can't see from its surface
Covered in atmosphere dust
Blinded by wonder and lust
And you never noticed your chains

Well, neither had I
I knew I had crashed here
I never knew why
'Til somebody told me
I was too high to leave
I fell to the floor
And crawled back asleep
'Til early this morning
Turned following evening
If you hadn't come here when you did
I might still believe
I was never in chains


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"You Are Chains" as written by Brandon Curtis Benjamin Curtis

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    General CommentWhen the drum and crash in, it's so fucking good. Definitely a highlight of the album.
    Pink Moonon April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opiniondamn, the secret machines are so underrated!
    ziton November 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe was devistated because of someone who he had lost and he felt trapped. After all that shit happened that person tried to come back but it was too late.
    BornWithYourKisson November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about everyday life. Everything you do, your job , your house, your habits are all chains. You cant escape these things becuase you are obligated by these chains. Secret machines are an awesome band and remind me alot of Pink Floyd, and thats not bad.
    jgolem7213on March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I immediatly thought of the ancient Greek legend of the princess Andromeda. Her parents had offended Poseidon and in return they had to sacrifice her to a...sea monster? (sorry, it's late and the details are fuzzy) Anywya, she was chained to a large rock near the sea; she was later saved by Perseus, a Greek hero, who flew upon Pegasus. Well, that's just my superficial impression of a few of the lyrics.
    LMKon June 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is where him and his friends experiment with drugs, he convinces himself that the drugs have taken over one of his friends lives so he gets him to quit, but the whole time, he was the one whos life had been taken over. you are cahains. they saved each other. im off weed now, thank tsm.
    doo doo dudeon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhen Secret Machines left Dallas for the Big Apple, they left behind girlfriends. Although they weren't happy about leaving the girls behind, it was necessary to kickstart their career, seeing how Dallas was losing all semblance of inspiration for them. The song is about that parting which, although regretful, was necessary for them to continue to be true to themselves.
    txfilmguy1on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe rock to which "you are bound" is Earth. I think this is basically about everyday life as someone pointed out. Kinda trying to say that "boring" reality hides from us the fact that there is something bigger than our life, at work outside our consciousness.
    infinityontrialon April 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about the novel "Atlas Shrugged."
    opalcaton December 02, 2011   Link

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