Chains Around Your Heart Lyrics

Brian Setzer

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Brian Setzer
album: Track 6 in album The Knife Feels Like Justice
release date: 1986
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Rockabilly
length: 3:46

Cover Art

Brian Setzer The Knife Feels Like Justice cover art
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It's a late, cool, autumn evening,
And the sunset melts into night.
With a v-twin throbbing beneath me,
And my head's spinning alright.
Ritchie and me - we started as kids
In a rock 'n' roll band on the street where we lived.
It's a long, hard, ride till the morning.
As the trees and wind start to sing,
Chains around your heart that bind
Break away and leave them behind.
Well, once there was a time in this rock 'n' roll dream,
This, here, town would be rip apart at the seams.
Now I'm out of money, and Billy's out of work;
Eddie's pushin' pencils for the county clerk.
Everybody's job is getting pushed out of town;
Life is just knockin' 'em down.
Boyhood dreams are run into the ground.
Long, dark, shadows hang over this town.
Cast away the chains that bleed.
Break away, and I leave you free.
Take my hand, come, leave with me.
As nighttime fades away
We'll ride the hills and desert sand;
Cross the barren land.
All the families have all gone.
Their jobs went before them I'm sure.
They knocked down the corner barber shop,
And put up a super, triple level, parking lot.
There once was a time you could vote for a man
Who wouldn't try and stick a gun in your hands.
So cut out all your talkin',
And make love with me through the night.
Chains around your heart that bind.
Break away, and leave them behind.
Just leave them behind.
Just leave them behind.

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Knife Feels Like Justice
  • 2 Haunted River
  • 3 Boulevard of Broken Dreams
  • 4 Bobby’s Back
  • 5 Radiation Ranch
  • 6 Chains Around Your Heart
  • 7 Maria
  • 8 Three Guys
  • 9 Aztec
  • 10 Breath of Life
  • 11 Barbwire Fence