Trouble will find you no mater where you go, oh oh
No Matter if you're fast no matter if you're slow, oh oh
The eye of the storm and the cry in the morn, oh oh
Your fine for a while but then start to loose control

He's there in the dark
He's there in my heart
He waits in the winds
He's gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah trouble is a friend of mine. oh oh

Trouble is a friend but trouble is a foe, oh oh
And no matter what I feed him he always seems to grow, oh oh
He sees what I see and he knows what I know, oh oh
So don't forget as you ease on down the road


So don't be alarmed if he takes you by the arm
I won't let him win, but I'm a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend
Yeah trouble is a friend of mine, oh oh

Oh how I hate the way he makes me feel
And how I try to make him leave, I try
Oh Oh I try


Lyrics submitted by Lyssy, edited by GrayRook, cnigma

Trouble Is a Friend Lyrics as written by Thomas Salter Lenka Kripac

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    General Comment

    goshh.. diss song soo cute.. her voice is soo mesmerising

    rezaAsahion August 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    Its about not giving in to temptation.

    Littlebodybighearton August 20, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love that haunting 'aah' part of the song. Love the tune!

    as much as we like doing the 'right thing', it's the struggle of the temptation. Just like a friend it's there.

    Bryan82on October 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    3 years ago I would have thought this song was about my now ex husband...I'm a sucker for his charm. Love this song.

    MoThR930206on March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Beautiful song...

    Ocean Soulon September 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yeah, Definitely "I won't let him win, but I'm a sucker for his charm."

    Maybexmaeon November 28, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    I am "troubled" by the way the lyrics are written: "YOUR fine for awhile but then start to LOOSE control." :)

    wholelottawomanon December 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    Trouble is a friend because trouble is what motivates the writer. Trouble is the discomfort that can't be escaped but keeps the writer moving forward for more and for better.

    kanzeion May 04, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    it's about depression or a mental illness

    slason April 19, 2016   Link
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    General Comment

    To me, this song is about the daily battle with depression/mental illness. You have your good days and your bad days, it’s always there with you (waiting in the winds). Sometimes it’s easy to slip back into depression (I’m a sucker for his charm), but having strength to fight and carry on (I won’t let him win).

    tsp1386on June 07, 2023   Link

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