One of the heavier, more anthemic songs from Arions’s latest album Vultures Die Alone. The song is about perseverance in the face of adversity. Strong and steady verse leading to a large anthemic chorus contribute to the overarching theme of carrying on and refusing to give up. Lead guitarist and songwriter Iivo Kaipainen stated that the song was based on his fear of failure as a musician which led to his perfectionist mentality and tendency to make his music too complicated. Ironically, he said, the guitar solo in this song is one of the toughest he’s written.

Listen to the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaTgS3hg4dk

Submitted to AVArtS by Prashant Srinivasan Sarkar

“Break My Chains”

Walking through the fire
I knew I was weak, I suffered
Wading through the mire
My life felt so bleak and draining

Every word, every shot aimed to stain me
I died every day, I withered away
No escape, felt like no one could save me
But I will not fall, I will burn it all

Inside of my prison walls
I’ve wept and I’ve crawled
I will burn it all
And I won’t die here

I won’t be falling
I won’t be crying over you
I’ll carry on, I’ll grow stronger
I won’t be crawling
I won’t be dying over you
I’ll overcome all my fears
I’ll break my chains
And I won’t die here

Faded, but undying
Years flew and my heart grew harder
More than just surviving
I’m vibrant, I’m strong, I’m breathing

Every tear, every wound meant to shape me
I’m not here to fall, I’m not here to fade
No retreat, there’s no force that could break me
No surrender and I won’t die here

I won’t be falling
I won’t be crying over you
I’ll carry on, I’ll grow stronger
I won’t be crawling
I won’t be dying over you
I’ll overcome all my fears
I’ll break my chains
And I won’t die here

And I won’t die here

I won’t be falling
I won’t be crying over you
I’ll carry on, I’ll grow stronger
I won’t be crawling
I won’t be dying over you
I’ll overcome all my fears
I’ll break my chains
And I won’t die here

I won’t be falling

I won’t be dying over you
I’ll overcome all my fears
I’ll break my chains
And I won’t die here