"Chains" as written by Timothy John Taylor, Steve James, Jo Almeida and Maurice Phillip Ross....
An hour since the sundown
The ghosts are creepin' in
Are gathering around me
Like starlings in the wind

Dark shapes gather round

Voices like my brother's
Are whispering to me
But I don't know these others
Who want to set me free

Come home you're out of time

But the life cannot let go
It's a chain cuts across my soul
Anchoring in this world

I put my hand into the flame
Burning but I feel no pain
Don't speak, don't speak my name
Hold on to this life of chains

The door is standing open
But I'm too tired to be afraid
My whole life's in this moment
I've been fighting all the way

Just need a little more time

'cause the life just can't let go
It's a chain cuts across my soul
Anchoring in this world

I put my hand into the flame
Burning but I feel no pain
Don't speak, don't speak my name
Hold on to this life of chains

Nah nah nah nah nah

I put my hand into the flame
Burning but I feel no pain
Don't speak, don't speak my name
Hold on to this life of chains

Chains, chains, chains


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"Chains" as written by Nick Rhodes Simon John Charles Le Bon

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Fintage House Publishing, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING

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    General CommentThis is how I interpret the song. Chains meaning bondage, the lead singer said that it's based on a dream where a guy is chained in a swamp.

    Anyway, a chain is also sort of like a cycle. The album this song is part of has been described by the members of the band as being a full day, from sunrise to sunset, something that repeats itself over and over. A chain is not really a circle or cycle but it reminds me of that. And the part of the song with the na na na nas sounds like their trudging through the muck before they come out on the other side. That's what it sounds like to me.
    Canadaon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo me, This song is about a conflict of different Universes. One that is physical in nature, say being married to a woman but Not being very happy, & wanting to be with another woman that one just can Not be with. This is a rather sad song actually. It's about having to live with consequences that one has made, & yet wanting to find true happiness in another woman that is Loved.
    SGDuranieon April 01, 2005   Link

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