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    "Ball N' Chain" Lyrics

    Big Mama Thornton

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    S-sitting down by my window,
    Oh, looking at the rain.
    S-sitting down by my window now now,
    All around I felt it,
    All I could see was the rain.
    Something grabbed a hold of me, honey,
    Felt to me honey like, lord, a ball and chain.
    Yeah! hey! you know what I mean,
    But its way too heavy for you,
    You cant hold it tomorrow.

    Say, whoa, whoa, honey, it cant be
    Just because I got to want your love
    Please please please please, whoa please, please.
    Whoa, honey it cant be
    Just because I got to need you daddy.
    Please don't you let me down, no, please, lord!
    Here you gone today, but I wanted to love you,
    I wanted to hold you, yeah, till the day I die,
    Till the day, till the day,
    Yeah! hey! hey! all right!

    Say, whoa, whoa, honey this cant be
    Not anything I ever wanted from you daddy
    Tell me now, now, now, now, oh, tell me now, yeah.
    I say, whoa, whoa, honey this cant be
    No, no, no, no, no, no, no, yeah yeah, hey!
    And I want someone that could tell me, tell me why
    Just because I got to want your love
    Honey, just because I got to need, need, need your love
    I said I don't understand, honey, but I wanna chance to try
    Try, try, try, try try try try
    Honey when everybody in the world wants the same damn thing
    When everybody in the world will need the same lonely thing
    When I wanna work for your love, daddy.
    When I wanna try for your love, daddy.

    I don't understand how come you're gone,
    man. I don't understand why half the
    World is still crying, man, when the other half of the world is still
    Crying too, man, I cant get it together. I
    If you got a cat for one day, man I mean, if you, say, say, if you want a
    Cat for 365 days, right you ain't got him for 365 days,
    you got him for one
    Day, man. well I tell you that one da
    N, better be your life, man. because, you know, you can say, oh man, you
    Can cry about the other 364, man, but you're gonna lose that one day, man,
    And that's all you've got. you gotta call that man.
    That's what it is, man. if you got it today you don't want it
    Tomorrow, man, cause you don't need it, cause as a matter of fact, as we
    Discovered in the train, tomorrow never happens, m
    Ts all the same fucking day, man.

    So you gotta, when you wanna hold a sigh,
    You gotta hold him like its the last minute in your life, baby.
    You gotta hold, whoa, whoa, hold him
    'Cause someday some weights gonna come on your shoulders, babe,
    Its gonna feel too heavy, its gonna weigh on you,
    Its gonna feel just like a ball, ball, ball, oh daddy,
    And a chain.
    This song was submitted on November 7th, 2013 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Willie Mae Thornton.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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