I'm Free from the Chain Gang Now (Cash Johnny)

I got rid of the shackles that bound me and the guards that were always around me There were tears on the mail mother wrote me in jail But I'm free from the chain gang now All the years I was known and respected 'til one day I was wrongly suspected I was shackled in chains in a cold freezin' rain but I'm free from the chain gang now All the years I was known by a number how I kept my mind is a wonder But like a bird in a tree I got my liberty and I'm free from the chain gang now I got rid of the shackles that bound me and the guards that were always around me There were tears on the mail mother sent me in jail But I'm free from the chain gang now There were tears on the mail mother wrote me in jail But I'm free from the chain gang now