Like A Ball And Chain

Lyrics: Jackie Greene
Music: Jackie Greene

A Jackie Greene song played with Phil Lesh and Friends in 2007 and in 2012.

Well she, she's so alive
She's self-survived
She's so alive

And I'm, I'm just her toy
I'm overjoyed
To be her toy

She was standing on the corner, looking like a foreigner
So I tried to warn her, said watch out for the businessman
But she shook her head, and my face got red
She turned and said that I better find another friend

So how can I compete
As time holds her down
By her reckless feet

Like a ball and chain
A ball and chain
She's in my veins
She's in my veins
I ain't the same
Since I learned her name
She's like a ball and chain

Now I, I looked around
And it's a crazy town
If you look around

But she, she loves the sound
Of this crazy town
She loves the sound

Well I was at the wheel of an automobile
When I thought that I could steal her away for a Sunday drive
But she told me no, said she didn't want to go
My heart said no, and I felt like a fool inside

So how can I persuade
I was born too soft to be
In love this way

Like a ball and chain
Like a ball and chain
She's in my veins
She's in my veins
I ain't the same
Since I heard her name
She's like a ball and chain
A ball and chain

Like a ball and chain
Like a ball and chain
I can't tame
Her wicked game
I ain't the same
Since I heard her name
She's like a ball and chain
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2008 Giving Up The Ghost Jackie Greene

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

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