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If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles
If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies
If you’re trying to feel the same old holes inside
There’s a better life
There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

We’ve all search for the light of day in the dead of night
We’ve all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight
We’ve all run to things we know just ain’t right
And there’s a better life
There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify, testify

If you believe it
If you receive it
If you can feel it
Somebody testify

If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

Songwriters: Jonathan Lindley Smith / Mia Fieldes / Zach Williams
Chain Breaker lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Essential Music Publishing

About This Song

"In Acts 16:25 Paul and Silas are in the prison and begin singing hymns. Other prisoners were listening to them, and there was an earthquake and the prison was shaken. That's where the "prison-shaking Savior" line of the song comes from. God is that powerful. He hears our prayers. When two or more are gathered together in His name, He is with us.

I thought about myself as well, and feeling helpless and hopeless in my life. At times I've felt like Daniel in the lion's den. He had to have felt helpless, but God was there with him and protected him from being eaten by the lions and brought him out of that, just like He's done with me. He can do that for anybody. There's a better life if we just turn to Him.

A lot of the lyrics are about what has God done, in looking at Scripture and what God has done in countless lives over the years. God puts us in uncomfortable positions sometimes, but He always equips us with the tools we need. He is with us. Since coming to Christ and sharing my story, I've been in uncomfortable situations. It's not about our comfort but about saying to God "Here I am, send me." God will speak for you sometimes when you allow Him to use you as a vessel. That's what He wants for all of us."

- Zach Williams