SONG LYRICS FOR: "THE CHAINED EAGLE"
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Lead Vocal: Jim Rudow
Music: Philip Johnson
Lyrics: Philip Johnson, A. Gilligan
Producer:

"THE CHAINED EAGLE"

I'd like to tell the story about an eagle
Chained so long to a stake upon the ground
Day by day he'd strut around in circles
'Til he'd worn a rut from walking 'round and 'round.
When his master finally chose to give him freedom,
He took off the metal ring that kept him bound
And tossed him high to spread his wings and fly
But the bird just flip-flopped right back to the ground.

Chorus:
No more chain, no more bird-band.
Well, he went right back to his rut again,
Began the same old strut again
Just the same old habit kept him bound.

So many people today are like that eagle.
And though the truth could loose them from their chains,
When freedom calls them on to new horizons
They jump right back into their rut again.

[Repeat chorus]

Musical Break

Well, it's better to fly into the sky of freedom,
To break free from the old and sail on into the new.
So don't forget the sad story of that eagle
And don't ever let the same thing happen to you.

Chorus:
No more chain, no more bird-band.
Well, he went right back to his rut again,
Began the same old strut again
Just the some old habit
Just the some old habit
Just the same old habit kept him bound.

 

"THE CHAINED EAGLE" (with chords)

Intro:
(G)-(C)-(D)-(G)

I'd (G)like to tell the story about an (C)eagle
(D)Chained so long to a stake upon the (G)ground
(G)Day by day he'd strut around in (C)circles
'Til he'd (D)worn a rut from walking 'round and (G)'round.
When his (G)master finally chose to give him (C)freedom,
He took (D)off the metal ring that kept him (G)bound
And (G)tossed him high to spread his wings and (C)fly
But the (D)bird just flip-flopped right back to the (G)ground.

Chorus:
No more (Bm)chain, no more (Em)bird-band.
Well, he went (Am)right back to his (D)rut again,
Be(Bm)gan the same old (E)strut again
(Am)Just the same old (D)habit kept him (C)bou(Cm)nd.
(G)-(D#dim)-(Am7)-(D)-(G)

So (G)many people today are like that (C)eagle.
And (D)though the truth could loose them from their (G)chains,
When (G)freedom calls them on to new hor(C)izons
They (D)jump right back into their rut a(G)gain.

[Repeat chorus]

Musical Break
(G)-(C)-(D)-(G)

Well, it's (G)better to fly into the sky of (C)freedom,
To break (D)free from the old and sail on into the (G)new.
So (G)don't forget the sad story of that (C)eagle
And (D)don't ever let the same thing happen to (G)you.

Chorus:
No more (Bm)chain, no more (Em)bird-band.
Well, he went (Am)right back to his (D)rut again,
Be(Bm)gan the same old (E)strut again
(Am)Just the some old (D)habit
(Bm)Just the some old (E)habit
(Am)Just the same old (D)habit kept him (C)bou(Cm)nd.
(G)-(D#dim)-(Am7)-(D)-(G)

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