Ball and Chain

Album: Cheap Thrills (1968)
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  • Sitting down by my window
    Honey, looking out at the rain
    Sitting down by my window, looking out at the rain
    All around that I felt it
    All I can see was the rain
    Something grabbed a hold of me
    Feel to me, oh, like a ball and chain
    Hey, you know what I mean that's exactly what it felt like
    But that's way too heavy for you, you can't hold them all

    And I say, oh, whoa, whoa, oh, that cannot be
    Just because I got oh, your love, please
    Why does every
    Oh, this can't be just because I got to need you, daddy
    Please don't you knock it down now, please
    Here you've gone today
    What I wanted to love you and I wanted to hold you, yeah, till the day I die
    Yes, I did, yes, I did, yeah, hey, hey, alright

    Say, whoa, whoa, whoa, honey
    This can't be anything I've ever wanted from your daddy tell me now
    Oh, tell me, baby
    Oh, say, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, honey
    This can't be, no, no, no, no, no
    Yeah, yeah
    I hope there's someone out there who could tell me
    Tell me why just because I got to want your love
    Honey, just because I got to need, need, need, need your love
    I said I understand
    Honey, what I'm wanna trying to say hi
    Trying, try, try, try, try, try, try
    Honey, everybody in the world, also same, baby
    When everybody in the world what needs, seem lonely
    What I wanted work for your love, daddy
    What I wanted trust your love, daddy
    I din't understand how come you're gone
    I don't understand why half the world is still crying, man
    And the other half of the world is still crying too, man
    I can't get it together
    I mean if you go to ? Oneday, man
    I mean, so baby, you want ? Three and sixty five days, right
    You ain't gonna within sixty five days, you gonna for one day, man
    I tell you, that one day, man, better be your life, man
    Because you know, you can stay oh man, you can cry about the other three and sixty four, man I said whoa, whoa, whoa
    But you gonna lose that one day, man
    That's all you got, you got to call it love, man
    That's what it is, man
    If you got today, you don't worry about tomorrow, man
    Because you don't need it
    Because the matter of the fact, as we discovered tat's rain, tomorrow never happens, man
    It's all the same fucking day, man

    So you gotta when you want to hold someone
    You gotta hold them like it's the last minutes of your life
    You gotta hold, hold, hold and I say, oh, whoa, whoa, now babe, tell me why
    Hold, baby, 'cause some come on your shoulder, baby
    It's gonna feel too heavy, it's gonna weigh on you why does every thing, every thing
    It's gonna feel just like a ball
    Oh, daddy and a chain Writer/s: Willie Mae Thornton
    Publisher: CARLIN AMERICA INC
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Comments: 2

  • Brandolakes from UsaJanis is to this day the most incredibly influential talented artist the world has ever seen, heard and felt. Maybe it's true, In order to really sing the blues you had to have experienced internal heart breaking pain. I only wish I would've been 10 years older and had the chance to witness one of her incredible performances. Luv u Janis
  • Michael from Wien (vienna), AustriaAm I really the first to post a comment here? Just this fact is reason enough to write something on one of the greatest performances ever in the history of rol & roll. The first time I saw and heard Janis was in the film on the Montery Pop Festival, and was both shocked an fascinated by the range of emotions she put in his her song. I can only agree with Mama Cass who seems to say just "Wow!" at the end of the video.
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