Trouble me, disturb me with all your cares and you worries.
Trouble me on the days when you feel spent.
Why let your shoulders bend underneath this burden when my back is sturdy and strong?
Trouble me.

Speak to me, don't mislead me, the calm I feel means a storm is swelling;
there's no telling where it starts or how it ends.
Speak to me, why are you building this thick brick wall to defend me when your silence is my greatest fear?
Why let your shoulders bend underneath this burden when my back is sturdy and strong?
Speak to me.

Let me have a look inside these eyes while I'm learning.
Please don't hide them just because of tears.
Let me send you off to sleep with a "There, there, now stop your turning and tossing."
Let me know where the hurt is and how to heal.

Spare me? Don't spare me anything troubling.
Trouble me, disturb me with all your cares and you worries.
Speak to me and let our words build a shelter from the storm.
Lastly, let me know what I can mend.
There's more, honestly, than my sweet friend, you can see.
Trust is what I'm offering if you trouble me.


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  • +2
    General CommentI think it is meant for a friend in general. It's about opening up about what bothers us most. It's about trusting a friend to be there for you when you need them the most. Basically, don't hold all your feelings in.. let me into your world and I will help you with your problems. What a great song...
    fuzzyspudon August 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always felt that this was one of the most beautiful songs written by Natalie. It's so neatly tied together that some people might find it too 'perfect', but really, I think they'd just be jealous of the songwriting brilliance. As if tying the first three verses together into the fourth verse wasn't clever enough, she ends the song with what is the crux of all relationships -- trust.
    TK6022on January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentabout a friend who's struggling with depression, maybe suicidal thoughts.
    makeartnotmathon June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song...
    About friendship in general.
    GoOgOoGiRL77on November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it is a woman who is trying to get her partner to open up to her.
    robman_84on November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh River we love you more every day...no peace for the broken hearted...
    Truthusedtohurton February 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always wondered whether this song is adressed to a lover or to a child. On one hand, the song describe what I think of as being a true relationship - to speak, to open up your lover, to share with him your troubles. On the other, the line "Let me send you off to sleep with a 'there, there, now, stop your turning and tossing'" makes me think of a mother trying to get her child to speak to her, to share his trouble and worries with her.
    bartoshekon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's addressed to an older person who's upset about something, but they don't want to talk about it for fear that it will upset the narrator. The narrator wants them to talk about it, though, because not talking about it is more troubling than any trouble that would result from talking about it. That was an awkward sentence.
    teiladnamon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNot to go into "gay mode" or anything here. But, I believe it starts off as a "friend committing suicide," or "thinking suicide" or whatever. Then it goes into an "adult-type 'maybe' marriage?" thing. After that it goes into a "Mother/Child" sorta direction. Then I think it's a "past tense" situation, where the "narrator" could be talking to either of the ^^"situations"^^ See?

    That's MY take on this song. It is an absolutely beautiful song.
    FreezeSukkaon March 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGo on,please trouble me. :)
    redshiftdazzleron December 11, 2011   Link

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