Chainless

from Snips and Snails by Leslie Hudson

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written May 14 2005

Reflections from 2020:

There are many reasons not to toss your trash on a songwriter, or a witch, or a woman who's had enough, or a teacher. But when you come at someone who's all four? Sir, your time will come. This is not a song for the ages but it sure made me feel better to write. I wish I'd had my metal voice and my metal friends 15 years ago. Sometimes when people come punching you gotta punch back.

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I should have written all this down
When anger lit me up
When venom dripped right off my tongue
And acid filled my blood

But I let time and my profession
Ease you from my mind
And though you wait almost forgotten
Chainless you are mine

I have held these words for you
Deep within my heart
I have kept them safe for you
Played a willing part
I have stored them up for you
Every poisoned dart
And I will rain them down on you
And glory in my art

I know that you believe yourself
To be the shining sun
The ultimate authority
With every battle won

You think that you’re untouchable
And that you’re free and clear
You think you got away with it
Your lip curled in a sneer

I have held these words for you
Deep within my heart
I have kept them safe for you
Played a willing part
I have stored them up for you
Every poisoned dart
And I will rain them down on you
And glory in my art

Now I am here to tell you
You will pay for what you’ve done
That my revenge is sweet
And I exact a heavy sum

This song will go on after you
When worms eat through your box
And you have been outwitted
By a sly and clever fox

I have held these words for you
Deep within my heart
I have kept them safe for you
Played a willing part
I have stored them up for you
Every poisoned dart
And I will rain them down on you
And glory in my art

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from Snips and Snails, released March 15, 2010

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Leslie Hudson Stratford, Ontario

Leslie Hudson is a Canadian singer songwriter and pianist. Her albums range from storytelling styles to bluesy bar rock to dialed-up, full-band homages to pop culture. With lyrical piano skills and a voice that cuts through the crowd, her songs dive deep into archetype and folklore, modernizing ancient voices as she shines a spotlight on the shadowy paths we walk through life, myth and media. ... more

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