Chains

from by Rustin Smith

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lyrics

I’ve been riding these rails in the search of a brand new start
I’ve been dreamin’ ‘bout a raven-haired girl who could break my heart
I hear out west a man’s free anywhere he goes
But right now I just wanna get clear of this Nebraska snow

I was born in chains, And my heart remains
In those cotton plains
But my mind is free, So they can’t bury me
In my chains, in my chains

When I left Lou’siana I was stowin’ on a river barge
Afraid of every single rhythm reminiscent of a soldiers’ march
Left the territory on a borrowed donkey must’ve been three weeks
Now I’m looking for a living with nobody ever looking for me

I was born in chains, and my heart remains
In those cotton plains
But my mind is free, so they can’t bury me
In chains, in my chains

Hallelujah, amazing grace!
God grant that no Southern land will ever see my face
Again, Again

I was born in chains, and my heart remains
In those cotton plains
But my mind is free, so they can’t bury me
In chains, in my chains

I was born in chains, and my heart remains
In those cotton plains
But my mind is free, so they can’t bury me
In chains, in my chains

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from Soldier Songs, released September 24, 2013
Produced and Recorded by Rustin Smith and James Felver
Mixed and Mastered by James Felver
Drums by Ryan Green
Songs written and performed by Rustin Smith
Artwork: Donna Rimbo
© 2013 Songs for Rocksmyth (ASCAP)
www.rustinsmith.com

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Rustin Smith Kansas City, Missouri

Midwest songwriter Rustin Smith creates intelligent rock songs from sonic headwaters discovered in a childhood spent spinning .45's from 1960's pop and country to 1980's synth rock.

Having achieved critical accolades with Ardent Records band Satellite Soul and solo indie record Steering Wheel, Smith released Soldier Songs in late 2013.
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