Who Sang Take These Chains? 10cc

10cc Bloody Tourists cover art

Some other versions of "Take These Chains"
writers: Eric Stewart, Graham Gouldman
release date: 1978-9
genres: Rock Reggae Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Reggae-Pop
length: 2:39
remixer: Eric Stewart
producer: Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart
mixer: Eric Stewart
engineer: Keith Bessey, Eric Stewart and Tony Spath
electric guitar: Eric Stewart and Rick Fenn
arranger: 10cc
organ: Eric Stewart
guitar: Eric Stewart
grand piano: Eric Stewart
acoustic guitar: Graham Gouldman
slide guitar: Eric Stewart
glockenspiel: Paul Burgess
lead vocals & background vocals: Eric Stewart
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
bass guitar: Graham Gouldman
tambourine: Paul Burgess
choir vocals & background vocals: Graham Gouldman
synthesizer: Rick Fenn
Baby baby oh baby
I'd love to love you
But my hands are tied
Break these chains
Oh oh these chains that are killing me

You don't need money if you've got love
We've got each other and its more than enough
Break these chains
Oh oh these chains that are holding me

Ooh ooh my love
It's all too much for me to take

Take these chains
Take these chains

She never thought that I could live without her
All the little things she used to do
Then I fell in love with you
You found me
You took me in
When no one wanted me

Making love on a sandy beach
The stars above us and we're clean out of reach
Of my chains
oh oh the chains that were killing me

And you make everything a paradise
And paradise with you is twice as nice
Never change, never change what you're doing to me

Never change
Never change

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dreadlock Holiday
  • 2 For You and I
  • 3 Take These Chains
  • 4 Shock on the Tube (Don't Want Love)
  • 5 Last Night
  • 6 The Anonymous Alcoholic
  • 7 Reds in My Bed
  • 8 Life Line
  • 9 Tokyo
  • 10 Old Mister Time
  • 11 From Rochdale to Ocho Rios
  • 12 Everything You Wanted to Know About !!! (Exclamation Marks)

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin