Chimes of Freedom – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to Chimes of Freedom are about a man waiting out a thunderstorm in a doorway, and he empathises with all people that are treated unfairly as he watches the storm. The chords are presented here in the chord of G major. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys.

 
Far bet
G 
ween sundown’s  
D 
finish an’  
F 
midnight’s 
 
 
G 
broken 
 
 
D 
toll
 
We  
G 
ducked inside the doorway as  
D7 
thunder went cra
G 
shing
C 
G 
 
As majestic  
G 
bells of  
D 
bolts struck  
G 
shadows in the  
D 
sounds
 
See
G 
ming to be the chimes of  
D7 
freedom 
 
 
D7 
fla
G 
shing.
C 
G 
 
D 
Flashing for the  
D 
warriors whose  
G 
strength is not to fight
 
C 
Flashing for the  
G 
refugees of the  
Am 
unarmed road of  
D7 
flight
 
An’ for  
G 
each an’ every  
D 
underdog 
 
 
G 
soldier in the night
 
An’ we gazed upon the  
C 
chimes of  
D7 
freedom 
 
fla
G 
shing.
C 
G 

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Through the city’s melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden as the walls were tightening
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin’ rain
Dissolved into the bells of the lightning.
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an’ forsaked
Tolling for the outcast, burnin’ constantly at stake
An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder.
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
And the poet and the painter far behind his rightful time
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
All down in taken-for-granted situations.
Tolling for the deaf an’ blind, tolling for the mute
And the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chained an’ cheated by pursuit
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Even though a cloud’s white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
An’ the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting.
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome hearted lovers with to personal a tale
And for each unharmful gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Starry-eyed and laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an’ we watched with one last look
Spellbound an’ swallowed ’til the tolling ended.
Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an’ worse
An’ for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

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Far bet[G]ween sundown’s [D]finish an’ [F]midnight’s [G]broken [D]toll
We [G]ducked inside the doorway as [D7]thunder went cra[G]shing[C][G]
As majestic [G]bells of [D]bolts struck [G]shadows in the [D]sounds
See[G]ming to be the chimes of [D7]freedom [D7]fla[G]shing.[C][G]
[D]Flashing for the [D]warriors whose [G]strength is not to fight
[C]Flashing for the [G]refugees of the [Am]unarmed road of [D7]flight
An’ for [G]each an’ every [D]underdog [G]soldier in the night
An’ we gazed upon the [C]chimes of [D7]freedom fla[G]shing.[C][G]

Through the city’s melted furnace, unexpectedly we watched
With faces hidden as the walls were tightening
As the echo of the wedding bells before the blowin’ rain
Dissolved into the bells of the lightning.
Tolling for the rebel, tolling for the rake
Tolling for the luckless, the abandoned an’ forsaked
Tolling for the outcast, burnin’ constantly at stake
An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Through the mad mystic hammering of the wild ripping hail
The sky cracked its poems in naked wonder
That the clinging of the church bells blew far into the breeze
Leaving only bells of lightning and its thunder.
Striking for the gentle, striking for the kind
Striking for the guardians and protectors of the mind
And the poet and the painter far behind his rightful time
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

In the wild cathedral evening the rain unraveled tales
For the disrobed faceless forms of no position
Tolling for the tongues with no place to bring their thoughts
All down in taken-for-granted situations.
Tolling for the deaf an’ blind, tolling for the mute
And the mistreated, mateless mother, the mistitled prostitute
For the misdemeanor outlaw, chained an’ cheated by pursuit
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Even though a cloud’s white curtain in a far-off corner flashed
An’ the hypnotic splattered mist was slowly lifting
Electric light still struck like arrows, fired but for the ones
Condemned to drift or else be kept from drifting.
Tolling for the searching ones, on their speechless, seeking trail
For the lonesome hearted lovers with to personal a tale
And for each unharmful gentle soul misplaced inside a jail
And we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

Starry-eyed and laughing as I recall when we were caught
Trapped by no track of hours for they hanged suspended
As we listened one last time an’ we watched with one last look
Spellbound an’ swallowed ’til the tolling ended.
Tolling for the aching ones whose wounds cannot be nursed
For the countless confused, accused, misused, strung-out ones an’ worse
An’ for every hung-up person in the whole wide universe
An’ we gazed upon the chimes of freedom flashing.

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