Airborne Toxic Event, The - Chains Lyrics




Midnight
I stare out the window from my room
I hear the dogs it’s going to be dawn soon
I wonder where you are

In my mind’s eye
I’m floating alone in the night sky
The treetops, the buildings beneath me
I feel my heart beating

So I try to find anything
To kill the time
To quiet my mind
There’s got to be something
There’s got to be someone

Else still awake in this city
I can’t take another night
I can’t stay
I’ve got to break and break and break
These chains away, away

Bars close
We stumble around through the echoes
Hiding our past in some old clothes
Like its some dirty secret

And I see a face
In the passing light
It’s so good tonight
I’m tired of putting up this fight
There’s got to be somewhere
There’s got to be someone

Else still alive in this city
I can’t hide another night
I can’t stay
I’ve got to break and break and break
These chains away, away
These chains away, away

We lean into the wind
Riding our nerves and choking engines
Built for a time not 50 years old
I can hear the whispering at the door
When I’m alone in this cell
With 10,000 words and nowhere to go
And I wish you could know
How much I still need you

The spell of this town, the graves on the hill
Lit up like a crown
The names on the signs
I can’t even say
Have to break and break and break
These chains away, away
These chains away, away

Sometimes I feel the pain
At the heart of this ember
All these ashes I choke on
Does anyone remember
Where we came from, where we came to
A place with no center and no edge
And no end





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  1. unjoined

    Midnight
    I stare out the window from my room
    I hear the dogs it’s going to be dawn soon
    I wonder where you are

    In my mind’s eye
    I’m floating alone in the night sky
    The treetops, the buildings beneath me
    I feel my heart beating

    So I try to find anything
    To kill the time
    To quiet my mind
    There’s got to be something
    There’s got to be someone

    Else still awake in this city
    I can’t take another night
    I can’t stay
    I’ve got to break and break and break
    These chains away, away

    Bars close
    We stumble around through the echoes
    Hiding our past in some old clothes
    Like its some dirty secret

    And I see a face
    In the passing light
    It’s so good tonight
    I’m tired of putting up this fight
    There’s got to be somewhere
    There’s got to be someone

    Else still alive in this city
    I can’t hide another night
    I can’t stay
    I’ve got to break and break and break
    These chains away, away
    These chains away, away

    We lean into the wind
    Riding our nerves and choking engines
    Built for a time not 50 years old
    I can hear the whispering at the door
    When I’m alone in this cell
    With 10,000 words and nowhere to go
    And I wish you could know
    How much I still need you

    The spell of this town, the graves on the hill
    Lit up like a crown
    The names on the signs
    I can’t even say
    Have to break and break and break
    These chains away, away
    These chains away, away

    Sometimes I feel the pain
    At the heart of this ember
    All these ashes I choke on
    Does anyone remember
    Where we came from, where we came to
    A place with no center and no edge
    And no end

  2. C. Anders

    So good.

  3. Rick Pop

    this song belongs in a movie a.sap... sooo good

  4. Kayla Dudley

    relaxing in a bubble bath with hot cocoa and random lamps and candles around me and my mini laptop and speakers perched on boxes that have made a table. Next TATE album cover? haha life dreams

  5. TuesdayAmy Blackmon

    *curtsy* , *i* *dig* *the* *blending* <3

  6. Benjamin Hultman

    Love this song! Can so relate right now!

  7. jonnyA0112

    been following you since what I feel like is day 1 but it's more like when I heard gasoline on a late night show! but anyways, keep putting the feel in music. Yall are amazing!

  8. Nawaf

    I used to like this band, but now it's just like any other nothing special, you guys are getting backwards !!!

  9. Ramsi

    WHY I DON'T HAVE THAT ALBUM??? AND WHY AM I JUST FIND IT OUT IT EXISTS?

  10. A5ma90

    After listening to Wrong I clicked on this hoping it would sound more like the airborne toxic event I know. Glad they still got it

  11. Chris Darbyshire

    Different sound... Same TATE. Not long till I see them live either!

  12. Mitul Patel

    It's a great song.

  13. honda12345678

    if I see this advertisement again i'm going to fucking lose it. These guys suck donkey balls and have to pay for advertisements on youtube.

  14. Michael Alcaraz

    yes yes yes!!!!!

  15. Virginia A

    These songs sound amazing live!

  16. weedman513

    This is a great song man. All at once was probably one of the best albums of the 2000's. Pure genius. Such hot blood was amazing too. This album Im hoping is fucking awesome as well

  17. Stef Gomez

    I really loved how they promoted All I Ever Wanted with the release of live acoustic versions of the entire album on YouTube and this idk I've only heard 2 songs but I'm not all that impressed.

    Erik Rasmussen

    Live versions of the new songs would've been very misleading as to what they actually sound like. They made the right move.

    Stef Gomez

    The whole point of acoustic versions is to have them sound a little different. And actually, live versions WOULDN'T be misleading since it's technically what they DO actually sound like. Live. My point is that I would've liked to hear acoustic versions of these songs and hear how they translate and it's also how they've dealt with passed albums. I'm not at all bothered that they didn't do that this time around I'm only pointing out something they've done differently. I'm nowhere saying they've made a "wrong move". Their new songs are very different and I'm still giving the tracks time to grown on me.

  18. Susan S

    Anna at 3:11 = <3

  19. Bill Conway

    People can say what they want but this would fit on their self titled right after or before Wishing Well. I can see the argument on things like Wrong and Hell and Back but this one is classic Airborne.

    Ribbi Bibbi

    I don't know about their self titled, but this one does sound like them. (The self titled was a very different sound to anything they've done after it.)

  20. Alejandra Cardoso

    Mega like!

  21. Jazzmine Desjardins

    It may sound different from the self titled album way back when but you can still feel and hear the emotion mikel put into it. I cried. I love it. Always will. Thanks guys :)

  22. Bert

    Mikel Jollet <3_<3 always reminding me what its like to be human 

  23. SadVillain__

    I can't wait for the album to come! I don't care what anyone says, you guys rock

  24. Deirdre Crean

    I'm really really enjoying the new sound, and I like the feel of this one, but I don't know what's going on with the vocals. Its like they doubled it up but one of the tracks is lagging? I don't know, maybe its just a reverb that I don't prefer. Hmmm.
    But I can't wait for the new album!!

  25. alter BOY

    This song does not make me feel suicidal, nor does it inspire me.. Well I guess I will just listen to the old albums.. I use to love this band, now, not so much..

  26. Sol Han

    So sexy. I want them in my anus.

  27. Jilles Franke

    Recommend listening this one with headphones on!

  28. Harold Dee

    I've loved TATE ever since I first heard them in high school and have seen them have amazing live shows but this is just incredibly boring music.

  29. Roberto Ruggeri

    When the violin started playing, a smile apperead on my face. love ur music guys

    SadVillain__

    Same thing happened to me. I love these guys x3

  30. Gerardo De Jesús Martínez Lujano

    I Love this song! You guys are amazing!

  31. ZKJGC

    Hopefully this album is better then Such Hot Blood.. From the first two singles I think it has a chance to top that but not the first two

  32. Indie Guy

    Fuck the haters, your real fans love it!

  33. GenesisStar

    this is completely fantastic!!
    I don't care what others might think of this...it's another step in the evolution of tATE!
    'Chains' is beautiful...plain and simple. the music, phenomenal. the lyrics, genius.
    I'm absolutely thrilled with this single and I can't WAIT for the full release of 'Dope Machines'!
    -RobbM

  34. Lauren R

    Really hoping you guys are coming to the Maverick Music Festival in San Antonio.. I love you guys lots lots lots. 

  35. Jose Sanchez

    Love it... Probably one of my favorite songs.. Keep replaying it over and over

  36. Stormy

    I think this is one of those songs that sounds amazing live. Can't wait to hear it!

  37. Garrett Wyckoff

    This is different from anything that TATE has ever done before, but it still feels like them. Mikel puts his heart on his sleeve and let's everyone feel what he is feeling. New sound, same feeling. Along as they keep the feeling they can do whatever the hell the want and I'll still listen to them! Keep on rocking!

  38. Amy P

    Won't lie, I definitely wore out the 'replay' button on this song all day yesterday. :3

    Taylor Albaugh

    Amy P do it again for one more day ;)

  39. dawni30

    I CAN FEEL THE SPRAWL!!!!!! AWAYYYY>>>>>AWAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!

  40. dawni30

    Love it!  Can't wait to hear them live again! 

  41. Cristina

    Là je ME lève pour vous écouter. C'est superbe !!!!

  42. Tom Splittstoesser

    Far better than "Wrong" (And that song was great). I can't wait to hear more. Ughhhhhhh I love you guys!!!

  43. Virginia A

    Cant wait to see you!

  44. Jes S

    I like it! I love how mikell put so much feeling into the songs, you can just tell👌

  45. toppertwist

    Love it. Greatest contemporary band in my opinion

    J ared

    The self-titled album (2008) was a marvel of modern music making. One of the top 10 best Rock Album's of the century.

  46. Allan Heredia

    Less voice effects would be better. None the less, good song❤ hope to see you when you come to Los Angeles

  47. Norman Hering

    As usual, TATE does not disappoint! Love how their music builds and builds with amazing passion!

  48. evan frank

    Can't wait for the release ! Can't wait to hear the new songs live..

  49. 222Kamron

    I love it

  50. J Candel

    Come to Albuquerque !!

  51. J Candel

    I love you guys! I just had to say it!

  52. Hector Hernandez

    first comment I love The Airborne Toxic Event come to Birmingham,AL

  53. Adrian Garcia

    Awesome..;)