"Ties That Bind" as written by Myles Kennedy and Mark / Tremonti....
I tear on the leash
That keeps me contained and controlled
Let me go
I wanna to break free
And fight my way out of this hole

One last hope
To rise and break away
Above the faded line
Way beyond the ties that bind

This I know
The risk is worth the gain
It's worth the sacrifice
Way beyond the ties that bind

I run but the chains
Pull me right back to the floor
You control
I rattle the cage
I won't be your slave anymore

One last hope
To rise and break away
Above the faded line
Way beyond the ties that bind

This I know
The risk is worth the gain
It's worth the sacrifice
Way beyond the ties that bind

You broke me into pieces
Don't tell me what to be
Damn you all I'm gonna find my way

One last hope
To rise and break away
Above the faded line
Way beyond the ties that bind

This I know
The risk is worth the gain
It's worth the sacrifice
Way beyond the ties that bind


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"Ties That Bind" as written by Myles Kennedy Mark Tremonti

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  • +2
    General Commentit makes a lot of sense the Wind-up thing. yeah, when i got "One Day Remains" and listened to all of its songs, i couldn't do anything but a vast regret for their wasted talent. they're probably the most talented musicians i've ever seen (alongside Dream Theater guys). yes, it's clear their former label wanted to keep them in their Creedish style (because of their first single). open your eyes is a really great song but for the ones who have listened to entire album it's not satisfying at all. the album is full of great guitar tracks, killing riffs and brilliant solos that i can easily name it one of my favorite rock albums of all time. but with choosing "Open Your Eyes" for first single by Wind-up, every guy thought thats another Creed because of it's similarity to some of their songs. so they changed the record label to be what they really want. "Blackbird" is such a great and heavy album that you can simply call it "Metal" Album. no one can now dare to call them Creed. it could be just Magic, that someone like me who don't give a hell about creed is now call Alter Bridge one of his fav band of all time.

    i think this should be a single. god, this song f**kin' Rocks. it's something like metalingus or one day remains.

    Alter Bridge please keep going....Forever. Even if i'm your only fan.
    ColdenScenceon October 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is directed toward their former record label, Windup. Originally when they performed it live there was a line that said "I am not your new Messiah, and I will not take you higher", to me an obvious reference to Scott Stapp. Basically it's telling the label that the band isn't going to be Creed Part II, they're going to be Alter Bridge, and Myles Kennedy is not going to just be another Stapp.
    controlled chaoson October 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI reckon that it's about RELIGION and breaking free from the controlling, indoctrination of religion.

    He wants to break free from the chains of religion.

    You broke me into pieces
    don't tell me what to be
    damn you all im gonna find my way

    religion broke him, especially for children it instils fear in them, forcing them to worship a god which essentially breaks their true being.
    They tell you what to be your whole life, preachers of god.
    Now he damns them all and must find his way, break free of the life-sucking religion!!
    apostasy1994on February 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think most people would say this was about getting out of a relationship but really its obviously just about getting out of any situation you dont want to be in.

    a simple song with a simple meaning. i love it though, its my myspace prof song atm.
    cistm_konfliqton October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is currently my favorite sond on Blackbird. I like the "controlled chaos" explanation as it does make sense. An interesting side note for those of you who are as old as me (40)...Listening to Myles sing this song, I am reminded of a singer named Brian Howe who sang on a couple of Ted Nugent records before becoming the lead singer of Bad Company for awhile. I always like Howe's vocals too. My wife and I love Myles voice and he sounds just like the recording when he's live...the whole band does.
    kaydeimon November 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim probably being a little too obvious with my interpereted meaning, but im sure it's about slavery.
    slash_fan8on January 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Originally when they performed it live there was a line that said "I am not your new Messiah, and I will not take you higher""...

    Actually, that line ~was~ in Come to Life.

    Meaning is pretty much spot on though. Certainly about Wind-Up
    B2Jon March 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat way to start off an excellent album. I thought it was about doing whatever it takes to break free from a manipulative/abusive/controlling person. The thing about Wind-Up makes sense though.
    fireToSteel0423on September 28, 2008   Link

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