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I try to hold you but I know I can't win
I try to catch you but you run time and time again, yeah
I try to please you with the things that I say
but when I speak your name, it sounds like a ball and chain because

home's not a place where you can stay and grow small again, no
you've got to move on 'cause home's not a place at all -
it's not a place (hey)

I try to hold you but I know I can't win
I try to find your love but you hide in a different place again
I try to please you with the things that I say
but when I speak your name, just sounds like a ball and chain because

love is like a song when it's done and the last notes have rung
all that's left is silence and that's when you move on, so
no reason for tears, no need for these chains
when one toy is broken you find another game
and I'll try, yeah
oh yeah, I'll try, yeah
I'll try, ooh baby, I try, yeah

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from Deadline For My Memories (with german and american bonus tracks), released April 6, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin/Patrick Patterson (Touch Tones Music/Copyright Control)
lyrics & melodies by Billie Ray Martin
produced by Brian Transeau for 7PM Management
executive producer: Billie Ray Martin
vocal production, vocal arrangements & additional production by Billie Ray Martin
mixed by Billie Ray Martin at Sarm
mix engineer: Ren Swan
recorded at Eden & Sarm Studios
recording engineer: Pete Schwier
assistant engineer: Adrian Scarff
all guitars & drums by Shaun Lee
additional keyboards & piano by Volker Janssen

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