"Ball and Chain" as written by Elton John and Gary Anthony Osborne....
Well it's been ten years, and a thousand tears
And look at the mess I'm in
A broken nose and a broken heart,
An empty bottle of gin
Well I sit and I pray
In my broken down Chevrolet
While I'm singin' to myself
There's got to be another way

Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I've searched and I've searched
To find the perfect life-
A brand new car and a brand new suit
I even got me a little wife
But wherever I have gone
I was sure to find myself there
You can run all your life
But not go anywhere

Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I'll pass the bar on the way
To my dingy hotel room
I spent all my money
Been drinkin' since a half past noon
I'll wake there in the mornin'
Or maybe in the county jail
Times are hard getting harder
I'm born to lose and destined to fail

Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain


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"Ball and Chain" as written by Gary Anthony Osborne Elton John

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    General CommentTake away this Ball n Chain! Ball meaning drugs Chain meaning alcohol! I've tried all other ways, but nothing seems to work. I've prayed, please take this addiction away from me!! But then again here we go again! After a while you start to believe your born to lose and destined to fail! Not True though! Great Song! Great Lyrics! Peace Out!!!!!
    dayatatime01on January 26, 2010   Link

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