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(whoo!
It sure is hot out here
Ya know?
I don't mind, though.
Just glad to be free.
Know what I'm saying, uh!)

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
(what'cha wanna do? )
I just wanna praise you
(yeah, yeah)
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
(uh feel me? )
And I'm gonna praise you
(what'cha gondo? )
I'm gonna praise you

In the corners of my mind
I just can't seem to find a reason to believe
That I can break free
Cause you see I have been down for so long
Feel like all hope is gone
But as I lift my hands, I understand
That I should praise you through my circumstance

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Everything that could go wrong
All went wrong at one time
So much pressure fell on me
I thought I was gonlose my mind
But I know you wanna see
If I will hold on through these trials
But I need you to lift this load
Cause I can't take it no more

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you

Been through the fire and the rain
Bound in every kind of way
But God has broken every chain
So let me go right now

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you
(repeat x3)

Take them off
What'cha gonna do, yeah

Take the shackles off my feet so I can dance
I just wanna praise you
I just wanna praise you
You broke the chains now I can lift my hands
And I'm gonna praise you
I'm gonna praise you



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    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 7:16 pm
    The song really means alot. Like when one is going through hard times, cuz there must be ups and downs in every humans life. It's not that god wants to punish us, but to test us; and if we put our trust in him, he must surely break those chains that are holding us.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 24, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Sometimes the cares of this life are like shackles that hold me down and prevent me from being the person god intended for me to be. I don't show a victorious attitude or personality. When i hear this song it reminds me that god wants me to break free of those inhibitors, those things that hold me down in a funk. It makes me want to get up and dance before the lord who gives me strength to face my personal giants.
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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm
    This song speaks of anything and anyone that is being referenced as chains or barriers holding one back from seeking the lord fully. If a person is free in thought, heart and soul he/she can praise god freely!!! Nothing can hold you back from bringing forth that praise to the almighty.
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 6, 2012 at 8:41 pm
    Everything that is & has tied me down i'm asking god to release it what ever it might be praise him
  • u
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    UnregisteredJan 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    Because life is hard sometmes we find oourselves weighed down by the stress and anxiety of everyday life. When we give god praise he can turn that bad day into a good day and help us through it.

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