"Chains" as written by and Benjamin P Cooper....
This started simple
Like it always does
With not much to lose

I thought I had control
That I could always walk away
If things turned bad

We were thick as thieves
'til I became the one
Who always went too far
And I couldn't hear you

Now here I stand
A pick in callused hands
As the sun beats down
Across my back

But in the end I'm lost
And I'll drag you down
Yeah, that's my cost

And I'm glad you were my friend
Yeah, I'm glad you were my friend
Though I may never see you again

And I'm glad you were my friend
Yeah, I'm glad you were my friend
Though I may never see you again

But I'm glad you were my friend


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    My OpinionI think this song is about a couple guys who start a dangerous buisness or something of the sort and it goes on for a long while. But after some time, one of the guys starts taking more and more chances and ends op getting caught. He blames himself and takes the fall for his friend, hence the pick in callused hands. It seems like when he says the sun beats down across my back, he's also talking about being whipped. After that it sounds like he's saying that hanging around him can't lead to anything good. At the end it sounds like he's saying he's in a lot of trouble and might be killed soon, or just that he'll probably be away for a long while. But he's thankful that someone cared enough to stick with him.
    topaintthelilyzon January 18, 2014   Link
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    MemoryI'm ever listioning this song with some one.
    I miss him every time I hear this song..Saris Kpd
    Lady Passionon September 17, 2016   Link
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