All the rain came down
On a cold new town
As he carried you away
From your father's hand
That always seemed like a fist
Reaching out to make you pay
He came like a hero from the factory floor
With the sun and moon as gifts
But the only son you ever saw
Were the two he left you with
Oh Lord where did the feeling go
Oh Lord I never felt so low
Now the skirts hang so heavy around your head
That you never knew you were young
Because you played chance with a lifetime's romance
And the price was far too long
Oh Lord where did the feeling go
Oh Lord I never felt so low
Oh Lord where did the feeling go
Oh Lord I never felt so low
Oh Lord where did the feeling go
Oh Lord I never felt so low
Oh Lord where did the feeling go
Oh Lord I never felt so low
Oh Lord where did the feeling go
Oh Lord I never felt so low



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Chance Lyrics as written by Bruce William Watson Anthony Earl Butler

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  • +4
    General CommentTo me its about a woman who escaped an abusive/threatening father with what she though was her dream man who sweet talked her with visions of happiness. The man married her, she had 2 children and then he left her on her own with the 2 boys. She left 1 bad relationship and entered another beleiving it would improve her life. Now shes alone and depressed. Another interpretation would be the mass pilgrimage from Scotlands steel works to Corby in England in the 80's when thousands left with the promise of long term jobs and better lives and then the industry folded leaving numerous Scot's stranded in Corby.
    chammymanon March 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbout someone choosing the wrong partner?
    Marcus7on April 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSeems to be about relocating to a different town than previously known. A relationship that didn't work. Trying to guess what the next chapter is for those mentioned.
    Icon6386on September 29, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Comment5000 years of misogyny and women leap from one awful relationship to another believing that's all they deserve. This is summarised in the fabulous song.
    GoddessTantraon February 01, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI interpret it as a young woman who was mistreated by her father. She meets a man who superficially represented an escape and seemingly promised a lifetime of happiness, a steady income and a roof over their heads etc. She moves to a new town to be with him, they have two kids, and then he leaves her, maybe after an affair or because he wasn't the man of her dreams she imagined him to be, and the family fell apart. Either way, she's left alone as a single mother, wondering what happened before realising she took a gamble to escape her unhappy home life ("Because you played chance with a lifetime's romance
    And the price was far too long") only to end up in an equally unhappy, if not worse situation.
    Depressing and hard-hitting lyrics, but a great track.
    BWuffon July 22, 2021   Link

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