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Old 12-11-2012, 07:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Folks

Hello folks, I just joined the forum.

The time has come for me to quit drinking and this forum seems like a great place to get some advice and support.

I chose my username from a song called "Ball And Chain" by a rock band called Social Distortion. The song is about alcohol ruining the singer's life, his "ball and chain". Seems appropriate. (Plus I like The Lord of The Rings hence Balin the dwarf.)

Anyway, thanks for having me, stay strong!
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:00 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Hello, and welcome. You'll find lots of support here. Feel free to post as often as you like.
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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You're in the right place.. Good caring people here! Tons of great information!! I've only been here a month and have learned so much! Post and keep reading!! Glad you're here!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome! Love that song..... here are the lyrics:

Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
And look at the mess I'm in
A broken nose and a broken heart,
An empty bottle of gin
Well I sit and I pray
In my broken down Chevrolet
While I'm singin' to myself
There's got to be another way

[Chorus:]
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I've searched and I've searched
To find the perfect life
A brand new car and a brand new suit
I even got me a little wife
But wherever I have gone
I was sure to find myself there
You can run all your life
But not go anywhere

[Chorus:]
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm sick and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I'll pass the bar on the way
To my dingy hotel room
I spent all my money
I've been drinkin' since half past noon
Well I'll wake there in the mornin'
Or maybe in the county jail
Times are hard getting harder
I'm born to lose and destined to fail

[Chorus:]
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:31 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Welcome! Love that song..... here are the lyrics:

Well it's been ten years and a thousand tears
And look at the mess I'm in
A broken nose and a broken heart,
An empty bottle of gin
Well I sit and I pray
In my broken down Chevrolet
While I'm singin' to myself
There's got to be another way

[Chorus:]
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I've searched and I've searched
To find the perfect life
A brand new car and a brand new suit
I even got me a little wife
But wherever I have gone
I was sure to find myself there
You can run all your life
But not go anywhere

[Chorus:]
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm sick and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain

Well I'll pass the bar on the way
To my dingy hotel room
I spent all my money
I've been drinkin' since half past noon
Well I'll wake there in the mornin'
Or maybe in the county jail
Times are hard getting harder
I'm born to lose and destined to fail

[Chorus:]
Take away, take away
Take away this ball and chain
Well I'm lonely and I'm tired
And I can't take any more pain
Take away, take away
Never to return again
Take away, take away
Take away
Take away this ball and chain
The whole CD is great, got it in the car and have been listening to it for over a week.
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Welcome Balin

I figured out eventually it wasn't a reference to Janis Joplin's song or Marty Balin from the Jefferson Airplane

You'll find a ton of support here - good to have you join us

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