Chains (2015 Demo)

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We're breaking rocks and driving ties
We live and die where our fathers died
Our sweat and blood run on the ground
They mix together with those around
Our shackles cry with every step
The melody of the impenitent
There'll be nothing new in our children's bones
They'll live again lives that we have known

We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

A sun that falls must also rise
To burn our lungs and to blind our eyes
This circle of life is all we know
It starts with heave and it ends with ho
The memory of what has brought us here
Was driven out and has disappeared
In locked step we follow on
No one will remember us when we’re gone

We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

A sleepless night was all it took
Awake at last, how the chains they shook
As we stole off into the dark
We found that no one had been standing guard
Now in our hands we held the key
One half a turn and we’re nearly free
Will we leave the old and start the new?
How will we know which to choose?

We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die
We have no wings with which to fly
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

We're breaking rocks
We're driving ties
We're breaking rocks
It's here we're born and it’s here we die

credits

from TDH Basement Demos, released January 22, 2014
Colvin Franklin: Bass, Lead Guitars
Andrew Franklin: Vocals, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Programming

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