"Shackles (praise You)" as written by Ricky M. L. Walters, Alvin Germaine West, Erica Monique Atkins, Trecina Evette Atkins and Don Milla....
Whoo!
It sure is hot out here
Ya know?
I don't mind thought
Just glad to be free
Know what I'm saying, uh!

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
(What ya want to do?)
I just want to praise you
(Yeah, yeah)
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
(Uh feel me?)
And I'm gonna praise you
(What ya gon do?)
I'm gonna praise you

In the corners of mind
I just can't seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like the hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my circumstance

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
I just want to praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gon lose my mind
But I know you want to see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
Cause I can't take it anymore

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
I just want to praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
I just want to praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
I just want to praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
I just want to praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Take them off
What ya gonna do, yeah

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just want to praise you
I just want to praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you


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"Shackles (Praise You)" as written by Erica Monique Atkins-campbell Erica Atkins-campbell

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    General CommentThat I just wanna praise god!!! And also that "god has broken every chain."
    hiphopgirlon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBeing able to dance and praise the Lord no matter who is looking at you, or what they are saying. Beeing free of being captive of the world of overbearing people
    cocokiss87on December 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentso many times i have lost faith and than had it returned now when i hear this song i give thanx to the universe and the lord(whatever u concieve him to be)ive seen to many miricals to ever turn my back on my faith again.
    forsakenangel25on July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song means that a person has been through many trials and troubles and they want God to take the shackles or burdens away !
    porscharushon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not Christian and I only just learned that this is a Christian kinda song... but strangely that makes me like it more than I thought I did! I could say this is the most groovy religious song I've heard - it's got such excellent simplicity and honesty. I just wanna praise it...
    Heliamphoraon March 14, 2006   Link

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