Ball and Chain
Medazzaland duran
song by Duran Duran
Released 14 October 1997
Recorded 1995-97
Genre Pop
Length 3:58 minutes
Label Capitol, EMI, Virgin
Writer(s) Duran Duran
Associate Producer Simon Le Bon
Producer TV Mania
Duran Duran

"Ball and Chain" is a song by Duran Duran, released as an additional bonus track on the Japanese edition of the album Medazzaland by Capitol-EMI-Virgin on the 14 October 1997.

About the song Edit

Written by Duran Duran, the song was produced by TV Mania. The track is also available on the unofficial albums Besides Ourselves and B-sides & Rarities.

The song features John Taylor playing bass, recorded before he left Duran Duran in January 1997.

Other appearancesEdit



Duran Duran are:

Also credited:

Lyrics Edit

Early Morning
As the day is dawning
You're street gutter crawling
When the sun comes up

Baby Crying
Says today she's dying
But she's always lying
And that's a ball'n'chain

You got the ball'n'chain
You're in the ball'n'chain gang
Coz you're the ball'n'chain man

Bruises for breakfast
Ain't nobody's business
But pain's a lonely mistress
And you can't give up
(That's a ball'n'chain)

Flame burning
Money that you're earning
And you will be returning
With a ball'n'chain


Why do you love me
When you don't need me
Why do you want me all of the time ?
In my whole life, didn't get no peacetime
And I don't care if I live or die

(that's a ball'n'chain)

You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain
You got the ball'n'chain

You got the Ball'n'Chain
You're the one to blame
You got to love that pain

See alsoEdit

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