Whips and Chains

03:28
Lucky Mud
2011-11-08
Maggie McKinney

Lyrics

CHORUS: Feel the whip lay on my shoulder Feel the chain wrapped around my legs Time is passin' and I'm gettin' older And I'm wearin' the years that I've had to beg I was a hungry man at the age of twenty Felt the need for a woman deep in my bones But I felt the blow from a hunter's weapon And they drug me unconscious from my home and now I CHORUS: I came thousands of miles across the ocean In the belly of a ship, I barely survived I watched people dyin' without any notion And I spent all my time just wonderin' why I've got to CHORUS: I was a hungry girl at the age of twenty Felt the needs of a woman deep in my bones But I bowed to pressure from society I went from my parents to a husband And now I feel his hands lay on my shoulders And I feel his fingers wrap around my legs Time is passin' and I'm gettin' older And I'm wearin' the years that I've had to beg I've got chains on my feet I've got chains on my heart I've got a foot on the Bible And one in the grave I've spent all my years Just tryin' to survive And now I don't believe I'll ever be saved I've got to CHORUS:

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