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Boys marching
Chains on Me
Originally performed by
Composer
Lyrics
Performer(s) The Smile Away Reformatory Glee Club featuring Dan Povenmire
Films
Shows Phineas and Ferb
Attractions
Video games
Albums Phineas and Ferb
Preceded by Little Brothers
Followed by Baliwood
Video

"Chains on Me" is a song that's played when Phineas and Ferb are in the Smile Away Reformatory School. ("Phineas and Ferb Get Busted/At Last"). It shows how the Sergeant is forcing all of the children to abandon their imagination and creativity, with Phineas and Ferb receiving the most indoctrination since they have the most of both.

Lyrics

I woke up this mornin', and the world was gray.
Haven't seen the sun since they hauled me away.
The boss man says there's no use in tryin',
He won't let me color outside of the lines.
Got these chains on me,
And, they're draggin' me down.
Got these chains on me,
Hear that clankin' sound?
Got these chains on me,
Mister, hear my song.
Don't say imagination is morally wrong.
Mm-hmm-hmm
Drink of water, boss?
As long as I've been here I got nothin' to show,
Try to make somethin' but the boss says no
Wanna be creative but the man won't hear it
That big boss man is tryin' to crush my spirit
Got these chains on me,
They won't let me fly
Got these chains on me,
Won't tell me why
Got these chains on me
Mister, hear my song.
Don't say imagination is morally wrong
No, they won't let us dance or bang that gong,
'Cause they say imagination is morally wrong!

Trivia

  • Even though he wasn't involved with Phineas and Ferb's invention for that day, Phineas and Ferb's friend, Baljeet was in Smile Away Reformatory School as well. The only reason Baljeet was in the Smile Away Reformatory School because he got kicked out of summer school (his grades were "too high").
  • In Spanish, the title of the song is "Mis Cadenas Son" (My Chains Are).
  • Dan Povenmire, singer of the song, also used his "wild parsnip" voice for E.V.I.L.B.O.Y.S in "Jerk De Soleil" and for Leave the Busting to Us! in "Leave the Busting to Us!"
  • The YouTube channel for Disney Channel has identified this song as "Chains."
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