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lyrics

i used to think they'd always be around
no reason to think otherwise i'd found
then one day everything had changed
and my thoughts on the subject were completely rearranged

it occurred to me that something had gone wrong
and i'd have to act to fix it before long
i had little time i had to make the call
so i thought why should i worry when i can just have a ball

have a ball have a ball oh i'm up against a wall
if i let them have a ball there's only one left yes that's all
they say i need just one they say it won't hurt at all
well if that's what it takes then baby have a ball

now you might think that it's an easy choice
and you would not be afraid to raise your voice
but let me tell you it's not simple at all no
when you're face to face with the decision to have a ball

have a ball have a ball oh i'm up against a wall
if i let them have a ball there's only one left yes that's all
they say i need just one they say it won't hurt at all
well if that's what it takes then baby have a ball

oh it's scary yes it's very solitary makes me wary
like an unnecessary adversary it seems so involuntary
why am i the only guy whose happy life's gone so awry
i used to be tough i used to stand tall
i used to have balls but now i only have a ball

have a ball have a ball oh i'm up against a wall
if i let them have a ball there's only one left yes that's all
they say i need just one they say it won't hurt at all
well if that's what it takes though it gives me the shakes
please don't make any mistakes and baby have a ball

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from Turning Thirty, The Musical, released September 1, 2000

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