Misery Chain

Album: 12 Years a Slave: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture (2013)
  • Won't you take one link, from this misery chain
    Keep it to remind you, of a long forgotten time or a place
    So that you recognize its shape, when it's near
    Any time or place this misery chain should appear

    Take the locks and shackles, and melt all of it down
    Shine a light upon, every shadow, every acre of ground
    The hidden corners on in all around
    Anyway you feel this misery chain could be found

    When we're gone, and it's all said and done
    What will we leave
    Stories told, will they speak of us when God only knows
    What those words will be

    And if I should fall, from the top of the world
    To the depths below, so far below where our belief could exist
    Down further still will be, the one who hides the key
    And there's to try to put these misery chains on me

    When we're gone, and it's all said and done
    What will we leave
    Stories told, will they speak of us when God only knows
    What those words will be

    Won't you take one link, from this misery chain?
    Keep it to remind you, of a long forgotten time or a place
    So that you recognize it, 'till it's understood
    And that every trace of this misery chain is gone for good
    'Til every trace of this misery chain
    Is gone for good

Comments: 2

  • KazajhodoNo reason to feel stupid about thinking it sounded like Sinatra, it does. I thought the same thing and thought it was a remake. Thats how I got here. I'm actually shocked its not, theres no way he didn't pull from Sinatra influence.
  • Sandra Morrison from San DiegoThis song has a 'Frank Sinatra' feel to it. Seriously, I thought it WAS a remake.
    Wholly cow- do I feel STUPID!
    I LOVE Chris.
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