"Ball and Chain" as written by and Martha Wainwright....
Got your hand up all in my shirt
And you know that it hurts
Ball & chain
My ball & chain

Crossing the street you look so fine
Making up everything that's in my mind
Ball & chain
Ball & chain

You are the same with your balls & your chains

Bend me over the back of the carseat
Take me down to Easy Street
Ball & chain
Ball & chain

You are the same with your balls & your chains
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Why does this always happen?
Why does this always happen?
Why?
Why?
Yeah

Yeah, her tits were higher than mine
With a waist that is sugar-fine
I heard she could read & write too
And she's getting a degree in Fucking U

Sexual Psychology
It's easier than philosophy
It's easier than chemistry
Where's my chemisty?

Why does this always happen?
Oh why does this always happen?
Why?
Why?
Why?


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    General CommentKind of think it seems to be about having a casual relationship, maybe an affair with a guy... "Got your hand up all in my shirt/and you know that it hurts." Maybe she's trying to stop it, but she can't and she's asking, "why does this always happen?"
    missmeon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me, ball and chain is about a woman who has casual encounters with men. she tries to be detatched from the encounters, writing these men off as a way to enjoy herself for a few hours. just a "random hook up" if you will. but she knows internally she feels lonely. and although the men may just be causal sexual encounters, they have tied her down to this lifestyle. and every girl who's had one of these experiences checks up on the guys whenever possible. she sees his new girl who's younger, better body, possibly smarter and again she feels the weight of her loneliness tying her down.
    lauren superflyon December 10, 2006   Link

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