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Bill Snodgrass – No Chains – (Original, Official Music Video)

October 31, 2019

How can I stand in front of students every
day telling them to pursue their dreams, to go after the things that they want in their
heart if I’m afraid afraid to do it myself? ~ Chains, chains, no chain’s gonna bind me.~ There’s a difference between hard and impossible. ~ Pain, pain, no pain gonna bind me.~
Being brave enough to try something different breaks the shackles that bind you to the way things are. Being afraid to try is chaining yourself to
the present. When opportunity and resources come together, will you be brave enough to take the step you’ve been wanting to take? Will you be brave enough… …brave enough… ~ Pain, no pain. ~ …to take the step… …you’ve been wanting to take? ~ Chains ~ Saying the words is easy. ~ Chains ~ It’s actions that mean something. Being afraid to try is chaining yourself to
the present. ~ Chains ~ ~ Chains ~ ~ Chains, pain, no pain gonna bind me ~ Being afraid to ask a question is the same
as asking it and getting a “no.” ~ Pain, no pain. ~
Being afraid to change shackles you to the way things are. …shackles you to the way things are. ~ Pain, no pain. ~ …shackles you… …shackles you… …shackles you to the way things are. Dreams are nice. Wishes are nice. But wishes and dreams don’t move you. Make a plan, take the step, and get it done. ~ Chains, chains, no chain’s gonna bind me. ~ Don’t just face your fears. Look them in the eye, smile, turn around,
walk away, and do what you have to do. ~No chain’s gonna bind me. ~ You have to decide if something is impossible
or just hard.


  • Reply Bill Snodgrass December 9, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    So, this did not come out the way I imagined. But, the more I worked on it, the more I felt like the emphasis needed to be the narrative , on the message, not on the images and b-roll. When I cut it and looked at it sans other cinematic clips, I realized, "Woo! THAT is what I wanted to accomplish. Let me know what you think.

  • Reply Chandis Flanders December 9, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    I need to master what this video promotes. I don’t want to be “shackled” to the present.

  • Reply Ari Voutilainen December 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Great message and an awesome edit! 👌

  • Reply Mission: Zer0 December 9, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    LOVE IT!! Awesome, awesome job, brother! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Reply Allie Janeway December 9, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    “being brave enough…” NOT the story of my life. This is something I needed to hear.

  • Reply Ashley Murphy December 9, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    No creation I create, no matter if it’s a painting, cooking a meal, planning a party, writing a book, making a video, etc has ever, I mean EVER came out the way I imagine. That the freakin beauty of it all! That’s where you break the walls down in freedom of creating and releasing.

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  • Reply Felicitous Reply January 12, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    This is what it takes to overcome fear.

  • Reply The Blue Hotel October 29, 2019 at 10:11 pm

    Bill, I really appreciate the words of wisdom. I would like to see some dance moves though.

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