Chained Together for Life

Did you hear the news about Edward?
On the back of his head he had another face
Was it a woman’s face or a young girl?
They said to remove it would kill him
So poor Edward was doomed

The face could laugh and cry
It was his devil twin
And at night she spoke to him
Things heard only in Hell
But they were impossible to separate
Chained together for life

Finally the bell tolled his doom
He took a suite of rooms
And hung himself and her from the balcony aisle
Some still believe he was freed from her
But I knew her too well
I say she drove him to suicide
And took poor Edward to hell

Words and music by Tom Waits

Recorded by in Hamburg in 1992

Tom Waits: Vocals and harmonium
Greg Cohen (?): Violin

Time 3.29

Track 11 on the bootleg album ‘Alice - the Original Demos’ 1999
Track on the second bootleg album ‘Alice’ 1999

It can also be heard on a bootleg tape of the Thalia performance of the play in 1992

The song appears in "Knee 14 - Fish and Bird" of the play
It is sung by The White Knight

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