Ball And Chain (4:31)

Cover of Upsy Daisy Assortment

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  • SoupForOne

    moulding is such an insane songwriter dear lord

    15 Feb 2014 Reply
  • andyisdead

    I used to get mad at my school (No I can't complain) The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No I can't complain) You're holding me down (Oh), turning me round (Oh) Filling me up with your rules (Foolish rules) I've got to admit it's getting better (Better) A little better all the time (It can't get more worse) I have to admit it's getting better (Better) It's getting better since you've been mine

    6 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    And that guitar solo works quite nicely, It's short and sweet like the "Are You Receiving Me?" and "Life Begins At The Hop" Solos.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
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    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Gargoyle2500

    Its kinda repetitive but it works so well. One of my favorites, Also I have to say I like the bass parts in the chorus.

    14 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    Great stuff. Love it!

    4 Jul 2010 Reply
  • PinballWizard55

    Especially love the drums on this one. Really gives the feel of a protest march along with the simple repetitive refrain.

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Maglore1701

    What a great track - from the days when we still had politics!

    11 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Netminder30

    I meant "finest" songs ....

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Netminder30

    I think this is one of XTC's finiest songs and that's saying a lot considering all the excellent material they've written and produced over twenty years.

    30 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ffg

    Terry Chambers' drumming is incredible here, too.

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • toffea

    Don ' t want your compensation.....

    13 Nov 2008 Reply
  • weasel4

    My favorite song from the album! The synth makes this song

    22 Jul 2008 Reply

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