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“Trouble
oh trouble set me free
I have seen your face
and it’s too much too much for me

Trouble
oh trouble can’t you see
you’re eating my heart away
and there’s nothing much left of me

I’ve drunk your wine
you have made your world mine
so won’t you be fair
so won’t you be fair

I don’t want no more of you
so won’t you be kind to me
just let me go where
I’ll have to go there

Trouble
oh trouble move away
I have seen your face
and it’s too much for me today

Trouble
oh trouble can’t you see
you have made me a wreck
now won’t you leave me in my misery

I’ve seen your eyes
and I can see death’s disguise
hangin’ on me
hangin’ on me

I’m beat, I’m torn
shattered and tossed and worn
too shocking to see
too shocking to see

Trouble
oh trouble move from me
I have paid my debt
now won’t you leave me in my misery

Trouble
oh trouble please be kind
I don’t want no fight
and I haven’t got a lot of time”.

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Cat Stevens, Trouble – 2:49
(Cat Stevens)
Album: Mona Bone Jakon (1970)

Brano inserito nella colonna sonora del film Harold e Maude (1971, tit. orig. Harold and Maude) diretto da Hal Ashby, con Bud Cort e Ruth Gordon.

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Citazioni.

Trouble is a song written by the English singer-songwriter and musician, Cat Stevens, during a period from 1969 to 1970. Stevens was recovering during what amounted to nearly a year of convalescence, after being diagnosed with a collapsed lung and tuberculosis. He spent three months in King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, England, transferring afterward to another nine months of bedrest at home. Stevens, who was near death at the time he was admitted in the hospital, used the time he was recuperating for contemplation, and wrote dozens of songs, including “Trouble“, many of which were recorded much later. When he was hospitalized, Stevens was often alone in a very spare and plain room. He was told that at the time he was admitted, he had perhaps only a few weeks of life left in him. The effect on the 19-year-old pop star was pronounced. He said, “To go from the show business environment and find you are in hospital, getting injections day in and day out, and people around you are dying, it certainly changes your perspective. I got down to thinking about myself. It seemed almost as if I had my eyes shut”. The song itself shows Stevens switching from heavily orchestrated pop music to a folk-rock emphasis.
While recovering, Stevens donated his spare time, and some of his newer, more introspective songs for Colin Higgins and Hal Ashby‘s 1970 film soundtrack of Harold and Maude. Most of the tunes used for the movie appear on Stevens’s next albums, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman, with the exception of two songs which were not released until the release of the album Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits Vol. 2 in 1984, “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out” and “Don’t Be Shy“. In Harold and Maude the song “Trouble” is used in the scene of Maude’s impending death, with her devoted young lover heartbroken over the turn of events.
The Cat Stevens recording was used in the 1971 film Harold and Maude, starring Bud Cort and Ruth Gordon. The song was also used in the 2006 film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, and Shia LaBeouf. It is based on a 2001 memoir of the same name by Dito Montiel, in which he described growing up in Astoria, New York during the 1980s. The song was featured on an episode of ER. The song has been featured on the soundtrack of the pilot for the television show Alias, and in an episode of Everwood. The song, performed by The Holmes Brothers, was used on the soundtrack of the TV series Crossing Jordan, and is included on the album Music From the NBC Television Series Crossing Jordan, 2003. The song was used in the 2008 documentary American Teen, directed by Nanette Burstein. The song was used in the 2011 independent film Bringing Up Bobby, directed by Famke Janssen. The song is performed by Leem Lubany in the film Rock the Kasbah starring Bill Murray. The song was used at the end of the episode “Not Giants, But Windmills” of the television show Graves (S01E10)”.

(Wikipedia, voce Trouble (Cat Stevens song))

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