"Trouble (Cat Stevens cover)" as written by and Stevens....
Here's the face of trouble
It's the face I wear
And it may invite you in
But I won't go there
Here's a working model
That generates despair

And this baby cranks it out
And it will take you out
And I won't care
It's a beauty
It's the mark of someone
Who's beyond repair

He'll refuse to help yourself
Thinking only of himself
Well, it's your job now

There's a conversation
We're about to have
And it's full of twists and turns
From one who never learns

And I never learn
Here's the face of trouble

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"Trouble" as written by Yusuf Islam

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    General Commentthis isn't the right song. the real "trouble" by elliott smith goes along the lines of

    trouble, oh trouble
    set me free
    well I have seen your face and it's
    too much too much for me
    ELMOnsteron October 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI didn't know this was one of the last songs he did.
    How, symbolic...maybe. Who really knows, eh?

    I love this song...I haven't heard the CS version yet, and I'm not sure I want to; I'm predisposed to be partial to Elliott Smith's version anyway.
    H.B.on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA cover by Jon Brion- not Elliott; be aware of songs added by Emokid. They are mostly covers.
    pizzalehon June 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteddie vedder covered this song during a set in montreal on sept. 19th...did a pretty good job. the mp3 is available on the sept 19th, 2005 show from montreal.
    jussiebiafraon December 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is apparently one of the last songs he recorded before he died?

    that makes it even more sad.
    elleonon January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it appears on the movie thumbsucker along with let's get lost and thirteen (another cover)
    nickvbon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand to reply to the post above me, elliott smith was contracted to do the soundtrack of the whole song but he only did a few songs, so yes it was very close to his death.
    nickvbon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, this is a song by Cat Stevens. beautiful song, played by either of them.
    Biscuitson June 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreatest cover of all time.
    turjake2on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful
    littlemisscuteon June 24, 2007   Link

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