I live on a chain
You, share the same last name
As a joke
I sent a bottle of whiskey
As you choked I knew
It made you feel dirty

I was waiting over here
For life to begin
I was looking for the new thing
And you were the sunshine
Heading my front line
I was alone
You were just around the corner from me

Time alone is good
I spend my days in the city
Dirty neighborhood
You know you'll never convince me
So I sold the town away
I couldn't wait to forget you
I was killed in half a day
I hadn't time to regret you

I was waiting over here
For life to begin
I was looking for the new thing
And you were the sunshine
Heading my front line
I was alone
You were just around the corner from me

I live on chain
You share the same last name
As a joke
I sent a bottle of whiskey
As you choked I knew
It made you feel dirty

Waiting over here
For life to begin
I was looking for the new thing
You were the sunshine
Heading my front line
I was alone
And you were just around
The corner from me

You were the sunshine
Heading my front line
Just around the corner from me
Yeah you were
You were the sunshine
Heading my front line
Just around the corner
From me

Just around the corner
From me


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Life on a Chain Lyrics as written by Peter J. Yorn

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    I live on a chain And you share the same last name (im Married but you recently left me)

    As a joke I sent a bottle of whiskey As you choked you said it made you feel dirty (i sent you the stuff because i know you hate whiskey from your last experience and it will remind you of me)

    And I was waiting over here for life to begin ,I was looking for the new thing (i was looking for someone to be with and i found you) And you were the sunshine (you made me happy) Headed my front-line (you were my first choice) I was alone (i didnt have anyone) You were just around the corner from me. (and you were convenient)

    Time alone is good I spend my days in the city ( i have to get away from you) Dirty neighborhood (I no longer like living near you) You know you�ll never convince me So I sold the town away (so i decided to move) I couldn�t wait to forget you Was killed in half a day (but that was short lived) I hadn�t time to regret you ( im still not convinced you dont want me back)

    I, I�m still on the chain ( im still in love with you) And you Had the same last name (but you moved on) As a joke I sent a bottle of whiskey As you choked You said it made you feel dirty (i did this again to see if i get a reaction)

    Waiting over here, for life to begin, Still looking for the new thing And you were the sunshine Headed my front-line I was alone You were just around the corner from me. Yeah (i hope you come back)

    realsolutionon September 18, 2011   Link
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    I love this song so much! I cant believe there are no comments. This song is just so fun to sing with and it always cheers me up. Im not quite sur what it means. Maybe its about a relationship that didnt work out so well?

    NoOtherOneon May 29, 2002   Link
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    i'm really relating to this song as i write this. i just went through a break up, its a good song, saying he's better off alone. and so am i.........

    skennedy97on June 09, 2002   Link
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    um, this one can either be about something that didnt work out (as both the replies before me have said) or it could be about something that DID work out.

    you can look at it two ways - either it was a convenience thing and it didnt work out, or he had been looking forever without any luck and it finally turned out to be a girl who had been there all along and now its great. tough to say

    Davkay20on June 13, 2002   Link
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    like the first entry im not entirely sure of the meaning of this song, but theres something about it that i absolutely love and its one of my top 5 songs. its a mysterious good.

    narte31on June 17, 2002   Link
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    I heard this song was about a girl that he met while on a vacation when he was a teen. I don't know if that's true or not but it makes sense...I guess...

    Benny-Xon July 20, 2002   Link
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    well, whatever it's about, i love it! :) i like the music, the lyrics are good, pete's just a talented kid..or..adult... anyways, i like it:). _especially the harmonica solo. :) heh, -i'm with everyone else on what it's about..let's just go ask him.

    wavejarson April 05, 2003   Link
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    I've sat down and tried to figured out this song. "I live on a chain and you share the lat name" is definately indicating a spouse and "as a joke" seems to me that the marriage has gone bad. The rest of the chorus suggest that he was lonely (probably just out of another bad relatioship ("looking for the new thing"), she was on hand ("just around the corner from me") and he jumped into marriage too quickly. I don't know if that has anything to do with it or not, but it seems reasonable.

    Mirabella_Underhillon May 17, 2005   Link
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    I absolutely love this song! Such a classic. I like to focus on the positive version of these meanings. She is his "sunshine". :o)

    ldtodayisanewon December 08, 2007   Link
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    I think it's about a close friendship - maybe even a sister or mom given the last name lyrics.

    Clearly were his guidance and help, and when he deserted them shit went badly. It's all interconnected. "Sent a bottle of whiskey" to me relates to "dirty neighborhood." Basically his new life without them doesn't appeal to them, and without them things aren't going well for him.

    kyle2k4on June 24, 2008   Link

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