"Trouble" as written by and Nicholas Lofton Hexum....
Let me tell ya little story
About a kid from the middle
Had my mind set on glory
Whatever I had to give
I had no anchor to keep me from forever drifting
Caught up in danger somehow I have survived

I was always looking for trouble, trouble, it always followed me
I would always have to do a double, a double 'cause one just ain't enough
Of all the liquor and enough of pharmaceuticals
All at once I up and pulled the bamboo out my cuticles
The bullshit, trouble was coming from me, honestly
Oh oh oh

I got a mind full of weapons
In the battle of me versus myself
And everything that I kept in
I'm finding the courage to tell
The sweetest repose comes in the strangest of places
I never supposed clarity would find me

I was always looking for trouble, trouble, it always followed me
I would always have to do a double, a double 'cause one just ain't enough
Of all the liquor and enough of pharmaceuticals
All at once I up and pulled the bamboo out my cuticles
The bullshit, trouble was coming from me, honestly
Oh oh oh

Point of contention, pain will both motivate and
Lead to you change, oh oh oh
It's been said before, I'll say it again
You only will get, one spin oh oh oh oh

I was always looking for trouble, trouble, it always followed me
I would always have to do a double, a double 'cause one just ain't enough
Of all the liquor and enough of pharmaceuticals
All at once I up and pulled the bamboo out my cuticles
The bullshit, trouble was coming from me, honestly
Oh oh oh


Lyrics submitted by jbond311

"Trouble" as written by Thomas Christopher Burke Joseph Michael Henryk R. Wills

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentGreat song! One of my favorites on this solid new 311 release. Both the music and the lyrics were written by Nick Hexum. It's very apparent it's an ode to ending self-destructive/self-medicating habits and overcoming anxiety and confusion associated with being young. In the end, clarity and peace are found. Some of my favorite lines that I can definitely apply to my personal life are "I would always have to do a double, a double cuz one just ain't enough
    Of all the liquor and enough of pharmaceuticals" and the entire verse pertaining to the battle with ones mind.

    "I got a mind full of weapons
    In the battle of me versus myself
    And everything that I kept in
    I'm finding the courage to tell
    The sweetest repose comes in the strangest of places
    I never supposed clarity would find me"

    Hopefully, someday, I can find some clarity and peace within my mind as Nick has.

    Great song!
    Justin7894on July 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Justin on your comment. It’s definitely about becoming a better person and the battle it takes to reach that point. Any trouble that was in his life he brought on himself “I was always looking for trouble, trouble it always followed me” and once he realizes this he works on becoming a better person “Point of contention, pain will motivate and lead you to change”. Along the way he realizes how stupid he was and how he acted in the past and is even hard on himself about it “I got a mind full of weapons in the battle of me versus myself”. Ultimately he accepts all this and realizes he has only himself to rely on for change “All at once I up and pulled the bamboo out of my cuticles”

    Great song and reminder that we're all capable bettering our lives
    reszon July 26, 2011   Link
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    General Commentwell said in the first two comments. i have been listening to 311 forever and love how i am growing and maturing as they (he) are. 311 is such a positive band and they encourage and uplift in their music. I would have to think anyone should love their music.
    mallorypmmon July 28, 2011   Link

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