"Trouble Is" as written by Ron John Aniello, Aimee Proal and Shelly Pieken....
I could slip
So easily into you
If I let myself go
I could let
My wildest dream come true
You never know
How it's gonna wind up in the end
Will we be lovers or not even friends?

Trouble is,
I like the taste too much and I can't think straight
People change,
And will you still be here after today
Trouble is,
I feel like I could win or lose it all
I don't know which way to fall

Don't forget, the promises that we made
When I got on the plane
We'd be back together once again
And we would stay the same
Sometimes I think love can last
But sometimes I think forever is the thing of the past

Trouble is,
I like the taste too much and I can't think straight
People change,
And will you still be here after today
Trouble is,
I feel like I could win or lose it all
I don't know which way to fall

Na na na na na na na na

Everything's so temporary.
Hold too tight and things just slip away
And then you hold me
I'm in place

Trouble is,
I like the taste too much and I can't think straight
People change,
And will you still be here after today
Trouble is,
I feel like I could win or lose it all
I don't know which way to fall

Na na na na na na na na

I don't know which way to fall


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"Trouble Is" as written by Shelly M. Peiken Ronald John Aniello

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    General CommentThis song speaks the story of my life. I like the ‘idea’ of everything that is beautiful in life. Even that of which I haven’t experienced like true ‘requited’ love. The idea of everything; that ‘taste’ that keeps you coming back for more.

    This song tells the story beautifully of the opportunity that one has in front of him. You’ve experienced this taste all throughout your life, and you have this craving for it. The feeling that it provides is a complete high. And not like a high on drugs, this is a sober kind of high. High on life, high on hope, high on the future. Yet, at the same time, since you’ve experienced this before, and obviously let the taste slip, part of you wonders if it’s a good idea to step foot back onto that train. If you really want to fuel that craving, that desire, that idea? Its hurt you in the past, is it really worth it this time? Or is it simply that you didn’t allow yourself to feel it for so long, that the craving has just become overwhelming and you simply have to let feel it again.

    As the song starts, you could let yourself slip back into those old ways. The comforting days where you simply let yourself go, your feelings and emotions at the peak of fruition. And you may have your ‘wildest dreams come true’, or maybe have your heart broken once again. You simply do not know how it’s going to ‘wind up in the end.’ You may find the love of your life, maybe a friend, or maybe alienate both possibilities.

    The taste drives you crazy. You can’t think rationally. What if this person’s opinion of you changes the longer you know them? It gets to a point that you’re not the person they thought you were and they leave. Or maybe, it’s the opposite, where barring all conflicts and impossibilities, the love reigns true and all is happily ever after. You can ‘win or lose it all’, while the question remains ‘which way to fall.’ This is the tricky question. It encompasses quite a lot. Do you take the chance to fuel your craving, to slip back into your old ways? Do you take the chance on having your heart broken once again or do you go for it head first? Do you accept the possibility of only friendship, or do you require more? Do you take the chance to alienate the possibility of friends or more? There are an immense number of ways in which to ‘fall’ making the decision that much more complicated.

    And at the end of the day I feel this song leaves a hope in waiting. It’s all about a ‘person’ not a possession, an act, or something of that nature. It’s a song about love, and how to deal with all the obstacles that hinder us from finding it: our inner struggles, distance, peer pressure, trust issues and the like. It speaks to all of those things, but ultimately says that your person holds you in place. So if you let yourself slip in the beginning, at least there is a hope that you will find what you’re looking for, no matter how confusing and stressful it is.

    The song ends on a “I don’t know which way to fall.” Which for me, and many is the story of our lives. What do you do? It doesn’t end on an especially hopeful note, but leaves the opportunity to ponder what to do. To weigh the risk and the reward. To decide if the obstacles you may face are worth the eventual payoff. And for true love, for love requited, I’d say it’s worth a shot.
    hpman247on December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is TOO much like my damn life. I feel like TI is talking about someone who makes you feel both totally amazing and totally f-ed up at the same time. You wanna leave but you don't...
    kisekion December 07, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationJEEZE. Allison's vocals on this song are incredible. Definitely blows you away. Towards the end, when she reaches those high notes..you're just like woah. I, being a fan since day 1, didn't even know she could go that high. Allison has some insane talent. The power in her voice, the way she interprets a song, and her vocal range blows away all of the teenagers in the music industry of today...and even some of the adults, if I may say so myself. Don't forget to buy her album, Just Like You..now available everywhere! :D

    I think this song's about a troubled relationship. Like...Allison doesn't know where her relationship with the guy is going. Are they going to stay together or break up? She's so confused and can't make up her mind. She doesn't want to lose the guy but everything's slipping away. It really digs deep and gets to your emotions. I nearly cried when I heard the song. Allison slips perfectly into the mood or character in the song and makes you feel what you're supposed to feel. Amazing..simply, amazing.
    ohsnapsitsallieon December 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is the most played song off her Album...lovely lyrics that are very relatable.
    SarahLeeon April 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love this song it kinda talks about a girl afraid of losing her guy and wanting him to be in her life forever that's what i wish it would be like if adam lambert was in my life and i wouldn't want to lose him because i love him to death which is true
    musicgirl9507on October 17, 2010   Link

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