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Sitting in a Tim Hortons on the corner of Chaplin and Yonge in Toronto on a very snowy day, watching a blind man trying to cross the street. He was ignored for about 10 minutes, and just as I was about to get up and run across the street to help him out, a young lady took him by the hand.

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Blind man standing at the intersection
she stops and offers some direction
but she don't know where he wants to go
she doesn't understand
she has the say but he leads the way
as he takes her by the hand

Sirens wailing, rain is falling
people dying, children calling
standing proud and talking loud
trying hard to hide your fear
but no one sees you there at all
no one has the ears to hear

and if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could

Traffic line spews filth and wealth down bay street
frozen homeless faceless tears and cold feet
fortunes made bills to be paid you'll have to stand in line
settle down, you'll have your chance just as soon as I get mine

and if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could

Sabres rattle into battle
spread some misery
starving faces, shadows, traces
of long lost dignity
still you fight, you know you're right
but look who's on your side
burning down your own home town
now where you gonna' hide

and if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could

Did you see this coming
did you know what we had in store
chained in darkness spirit crashing
against a bolted door
revelation shaking earth implodes to kingdom come
rage against the specter of another dying son

and if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could tear these chains away I would
if I could

and if I could tear your chains away I would
if I could tear your chains away I would
if I could

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from Counting Waves & others, released October 8, 2014
Written by Ed VandenDool
Guitar, Vocals & Percussion – Ed VandenDool
Bass – Jo VandenDool

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Ed VandenDool Brantford, Ontario

Ed VandenDool is a singer / songwriter from Southern Ontario Canada. His songs reflect a personal journey that has taken him around the world. He has performed in India, Israel and China as well as at Summer Festivals in Eastern Canada and in Canada's Arctic. His music is an intensely personal celebration of life, love and the wonders of the world. visit www.edvandendool.com ... more

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