Who Sang Ball and Chain? Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea From My Heart cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:04
Lyrics
I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
You were the one to blame for tearing my world apart
I got a heart so true, you got a heart of ice
A little more love from you, it could have been paradise

I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
And if it's all the same, maybe we should part
You had to tie me down inside a cage of doubt
I'm sick of being kicked around so this is where I get out

I got a ball and chain hanging around my heart
And if it's all the same, maybe we should part
And I'm singing, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do, yeah
I'm singing, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Oh baby, you tried to hold me but you were slowly
Driving me insane
Oh baby

I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
You were the one to blame for tearing my world apart
I got a heart so true, you got a heart of ice
A little more love from you, it could have been paradise

I couldn't take your pain, you couldn't take my love
So I'm gonna quit this game 'cause baby I've had enough

I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
And if it's all the same, maybe we should part
And I'm singing, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do, yeah
I'm singing, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do

I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart
I got a ball and chain, hanging around my heart

And I'm singing, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do, yeah
I'm singing, do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do-do

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 It's Your Reputation Talkin'
  • 2 I Believe I Could Fall in Love (With Loving You)
  • 3 Trail of Tears
  • 4 Never Look Back
  • 5 Heart of the Country
  • 6 Ball and Chain
  • 7 When I'm Over You (What You Gonna Do)
  • 8 Talkin' to Myself
  • 9 He Won't Give In
  • 10 If I Hadn't Met You

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin