"Trouble" as written by and Rod/omartian Stewart....
Somebody told me you're a junkie now
And that you've always been a junkie
Man, I never would've guessed that
I used to sit around and wonder how
People fall into a trap just to stumble off the footpath

And it's all peace, love and harmony
To politics as celebrity
Second nature to the youth scene
It's a must see

Understand, it's a curse
You've got trouble in your blood
Write a song, second verse
Underneath it there's a love
Recognize the things you do
You make a mess but baby, you know who
It sounds impossible but man, it's true
You are the bad, the bad seed of this town

I bought your record out on Cherry Red
It wasn't good, oh, it was great
I believed it was the next step
Somebody phoned and said the dream is dead
He's just busy counting coppers
Man, it makes me see red

And it's all part of a balance act
You don't deserve all the love you have
It's the fruit of life, but you throw it away like candy

Understand, it's a curse
You've got trouble in your blood
Write a song, second verse
Underneath it there's a love
Recognize the things you do
You make a mess but baby, you know who

Understand, it's a curse
You've got trouble in your blood
Write a song, second verse
Underneath it there's a love
Recognize the things you do
You make a mess but baby, you know who
It sounds impossible but man, it's true
You are the bad, the bad seed of this town

I've been boxing a match for one
Seven days in the Berlin sun
All kinds of money and too much fun, I've been running
Around Wandsworth town in a circle game
Double fists and a single shame
Oh, I am lost and lonely in the arms of London
And she cries

I never would've done it
I never would've lied
I never would've done it
I never would've slashed my parents' trust
I never would've slashed my parents' trust

I never would've done it
I never would've lied
I never would've done it
I never would've slashed my parents' trust
I never would've slashed my parents' trust
If I thought for a moment you would leave me with my big dreams

Slightly out of reach
Techno on the beach
I bet you made a scene in your million dollar shorts
You have to give it up and try
The future you deny
Underneath it all there's a motive to the force

Understand, it's a curse
You've got trouble in your blood
Write a song, second verse
Underneath it there's a love
Recognize the things you do
You make a mess but baby, you know who

Understand, it's a curse
You've got trouble in your blood
Write a song, second verse
Underneath it there's a love
Recognize the things you do
You make a mess but baby, you know who
It sounds impossible but man, it's true
You are the bad, the bad seed of this town


Lyrics submitted by rockfreak, edited by modernrocksong

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    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented. this is a really good song.


    anyway, i have absolutely no idea what this is about. help?
    jellypopon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentok - i think this is about someone who is a rebel, and wants to be really independent and everything, but doesn't recognize all the beauty in life

    "You don't deserve all the love you have
    It's the fruit of life, but you throw it away like candy"
    jellypopon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! There are few corrections, though:

    >>People fall into a trap just to stumble like the fourth time
    People fall into a trap just to stumble off the foot path

    >>And it's all a peice of a harmony
    >>To fall Texas servity
    And it's all in peace, love, and harmony
    To find Texas celebrity

    >>You are the back, the back seat of this town
    You are the bad, the bad seed of this town

    >>And it's all a part of a balance set
    And it's all a part of a balance act

    >>I bet you ever seen my million dollar shirt
    I bet you made a scene in my million dollar shirt
    hemlock_echoon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this song is about a musician that the narrator really likes and respects. ("I bought your record out on cherry red" - Cherry Red is a record label. They release some Voxtrot-ish indie-pop or twee stuff every now and then, so that may or may not be what he is talking about. My guess would be it's Momus, who is signed with Cherry Red and notoriously wrote an album of songs about people or groups who paid him $1000 a piece to write a song about them, hence the "He's just busy counting coppers")

    Then he starts to hear rumors about him, that he does drugs ("Somebody told me you're a junkie now"), and is just in it for the money ("He's just busy counting coppers"). Some of the lyrics sound like being on tour with the guy (being in Berlin and London, running around town, etc).

    In the end, the line "Underneath it all there's a motive to the voice" basicly sums up his feelings for the musician.
    hemlock_echoon December 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, I think the line is

    "I bet you made a scene in your million dollar shorts," not
    "I bet you ever seen my million dollar shirt"

    I think this line also makes better sense with the song's meaning. I agree that it appears to be about his disillustionment with an artist he once admired. In fact, I remember reading something to this effect in a magazine recently. The line "I bet you made a scene in your million dollar shorts" seemed to me to illustrate that he had come to see the artist he admired as a spoiled diva, another aspect of his disappointment in the artist.
    jammirifficon January 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, one of my favorite Voxtrot songs. One correction:

    >>To fall Texas servity
    To fall takes a celebrity
    Kholdsteron January 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm gonna chime in with a few of my corrections, I think.

    "People fall into a trap just to stumble like the fourth time"
    may be
    "people fall into a trap just to stumble off the footpath "

    "And it's all a peice of a harmony
    To fall Texas servity"
    to
    "and it's all peace love and harmony
    to politics and celebrity "
    and
    "Seven days in the Berlin sun"
    is
    "seven days in the burning sun "

    I think the rest have ben mentioned.
    KissTheSkyon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't it "underneath it all there's a motive to the force" instead of "voice"?
    modernrocksongon February 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the time I dated a junkie behind my parents' back. I mean, almost exactly. Amazing song.
    vendrettaon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOkay, here are the full corrected lyrics. I still hear Berlin, not burning, but both are represented.
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    Somebody told me you're a junkie now
    And that you've always been a junkie
    Man, I never would've guessed that

    I used to sit around and wonder how
    People fall into a trap just to stumble off the footpath

    And it's all peace, love, and harmony
    To politics and celebrity
    Second nature to the youth scene
    It's a must see

    Understand it's a curse
    You've got trouble in your blood
    Write a song, second verse
    Underneath it there's a love
    Recognize the things you do
    You make a mess but baby, you know who
    It sounds impossible but, man, it's true
    You are the bad, the bad seed of this town

    I bought your record out on Cherry Red
    It wasn't good, well, it was great
    I believed it was the next step
    Somebody phoned and said the dream is dead
    He's just busy counting coppers
    Man, it makes me see red

    And it's all a part of the balance that
    You don't deserve all the love you have
    It's the fruit of life, but you throw it away like candy

    Understand it's a curse
    You've got trouble in your blood
    Write a song, second verse
    Underneath it there's a love
    Recognize the things you do
    You make a mess but baby, you know who

    Understand it's a curse
    You've got trouble in your blood
    Write a song, second verse
    Underneath it there's a love
    Recognize the things you do
    You make a mess but baby, you know who
    It sounds impossible but, man, it's true
    You are the bad, the bad seed of this town

    I've been boxing a match for one
    Seven days in the Berlin [burning?] sun
    All kinds of money and too much time
    I've been running
    Around once with town in a circle game
    Double fists and a single shame
    Oh, I am lost and lonely in the arms of London
    She cries

    I never would've done it
    I never would've lied
    I never would've done it
    I never would've slashed my parents' trust
    I never would've slashed my parents' trust

    I never would've done it
    I never would've lied
    I never would've done it
    I never would've slashed my parents' trust
    I never would've slashed my parents' trust
    If I thought for a moment you would leave me
    With my big dreams

    Slightly out of reach
    Techno on the beach
    I bet you made a scene in your million dollar shorts
    You have to give it up and try
    The future you deny
    Underneath it all there's a motive to the force

    Understand it's a curse
    You've got trouble in your blood
    Write a song, second verse
    Underneath it there's a love
    Recognize the things you do
    You make a mess but baby, you know who

    Understand it's a curse
    You've got trouble in your blood
    Write a song, second verse
    Underneath it there's a love
    Recognize the things you do
    You make a mess but baby, you know who
    It sounds impossible but, man, it's true
    You are the bad, the bad seed of this town
    modernrocksongon May 12, 2007   Link

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