"Trouble" as written by Stephen Harris and Dave Matthews....
Trouble
Don't you see
That in your bed
I find no sleep
I confess you came because of me
Trouble get behind me now
Trouble let me be

Cold wet stone
Deep river bed
Once so clean and clear now runs red
You know to well
Was me that called you here
Trouble get behind me now
Trouble let me be

Oh sweet day
Leave me behind
I will never call on you
Until the day I die
Pray your mercy shine on me
Pray your mercy shine

Here I stand
Head bowed for thee
My empty heart begs you
Leave me be
But I confess
You know too well
That I have fallen
Pray your mercy give to me
Pray your mercy shine
Trouble
Trouble thee
Let your mercy shine

Cold wet stone
River deep and red
Your cold heart beats inside my head
You know too well
It was me that brought you here
Oh trouble get behind me now
Trouble let me be
I pray your mercy shine on me
Trouble let me be


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"Trouble" as written by Dave Matthews Stephen Harris

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    General CommentI really like the mellow solo Dave sound. It's different from the band stuff, but just as good in it's own way. The song is pretty self-explanatory. I think everybody has brought trouble upon themselves at one time or another, and has just wished that it would go away. Good song.
    Sylvie Anneon June 25, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is a prayer to God for forgiveness, and 'trouble' is dave's sin. he acknowledges that he was the one who caused the sin ("I confess you came because of me) but he wants God's mercy to shine on him and let him put the sin behind him so he can move on.
    tunasandwich77on January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSome devil might have a clue that he has done things in his life that he would not be proud of. The cd is darker and talks alot about death and god. This song seems to be someone who is confessing to god about how unworthy that person is.
    AlpineValleyon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Cold wet stone
    River deep and red
    Your cold heart beats inside my head "


    this song hit me like a tonne of bricks when i was dealing with letting go someone who meant the absolute world to me. Regardless of how many times i would get hurt, i would always want to be with her. There would always be this undying love that would keep me connected to her . She is trouble for me, but i still love her to no end. This songs has a way of reminding me of the pain i went through and the pain that remains still ...
    missin_lassieon May 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've read that Trouble is about a couple who are cheating on their significant others and in this instance the guilt is greater than the pleasure of the affair. This song follows the male character through his events with graphic detail.
    willclvon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like the relationship theme too. it could also possibly be more of a religious one. 'Trouble' being the demons and evils of the world, and its a man confronting these evils then asking for god's forgiveness
    hank_wisneron February 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti'm listening to this right now, from bonnaroo 2004, so great. some devil was wonderful.
    dmbislove41on March 23, 2007   Link

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