Ball And Chain

- Written by Catherine Feeney and Nikki Lamborn

– Appears on
Vancouver 97 (2009 album)
While-U-Wait (2001 album)
Live at ULU (2004 album)
For Richer For Poorer (2004 DVD)
 


Why do they come if they have to go
In my dream there’s no tomorrow
If I had a friend I could trust he’d know
Then all his smiles I could borrow
I’d get on with my happy face
And I’d live my life in my perfect place and I’d

Break this ball and chain
I gotta get away from this house of pain
I gotta break this ball and chain
This ball and chain

Every part of me has its price
I don’t hide behind a label
I’m easy to be with but who am I
A pictureless frame on a table
Waiting round for my happy face
In another time and another place when I

Break this ball and chain
I gotta get away from this house of pain yeh yeh
I gotta break this ball and chain
This ball and chain

Why do they come if they have to go
Why do they come if they have to go

So here I am with my happy face
And I’m sick and tired of this perfect place and I
I gotta… I gotta…. Wah!

Break this ball and chain
I gotta get away from this house of pain yeh yeh
I gotta break this ball and chain
Gotta get away from this house of pain
I gotta break this ball and chain
This ball and chain…

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  • For Richer For Poorer DVDFor Richer For Poorer

    Live concert footage and 2 months of life on the road with Never The Bride! A 99-minute music-packed rockumentary featuring NTB live in concert in London on September 11th 2004, together with revealing and often hilarious documentary footage from the European tour earlier the same year. Two Into One I’d Do It For You Loser […]

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