These Chains
Lyrics and Music by Benton Crane, 2021

Along the lost horizon

There's a distant shot at freedom

Breaking down the borders

That keep my heart in line

Pushing on the mountains

Leaves swell until their tangled

Busting through the boundaries 

Implanted years ago

Chained and stuck in motion

Our intentions are reveled 

I realize that hope

Won't keep my hands clean

These chains may be forgotten 

But they cannot be forsaken 

Until the day comes

When their rattle turns to dust

Now the dust turns to quicksand

And we cannot escape

Destined to return to

The desert of our defeat

Moments turn to minutes

And minutes turn to memories 

Not a day goes by

That won't leave us behind

We have to make a decision

Do we stay or do we fight

Remain with the ordinary 

Or try to leave it behind

Leave it behind 

Leave it behind

Leave it behind