"Ball and Chain" as written by and Simon Le Bon Warren Cuccurullo....
Early Morning
As the day is dawning
You're street gutter crawling
When the sun comes up

Baby crying
Says today she's dying
But she's always lying
And that's a ball'n'chain

You got the ball'n'chain
You're in the ball'n'chain gang
'Cos you're the ball'n'chain man

Bruises for breakfast
Ain't nobody's business
But pain's a lonely mistress
And you can't give up
(That's a ball'n'chain)

Flame burning
Money that you're earning
And you will be returning
With a ball'n'chain


Why do you love me
When you don't need me
Why do you want me all of the time ?
In my whole life, didn't get no peacetime
And I don't care if I live or die

You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain

You got the ball'n'chain
You're the one to blame
You got to love that pain

Lyrics submitted by Canada

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    General CommentThis is a rather sad song that simon wrote in one of his Depressed moods. It sound to me that Simon is Not happy being married to Yasmin. In fact, they seem to fight all the time, & Simon's is getting tired of hearing all her deceitful Lies. (This may or may Not actually be true, but this Is what I get from this song.) It's really sound like simon's really in pain because he wants out of the marriage, & he also sounds like He's Not happy at all.
    SGDuranieon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDid Simon write this? I was wondering. It sounds more like something that John would write because he was going through a messy divorce right about when this song was written, I think.
    Canadaon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWritten by John Taylor, as stated by Canada, not by Simon Le Bon.
    Think on Sue.
    bugoffon January 25, 2007   Link

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