The Troubles lyrics by U2

Lykke Li

The Troubles lyrics by U2

The Troubles is a song by U2 that is can be found as the closing track of Songs of Innocence.

In a rare move the song features Swedish indie singer-songwriter Lykke Li as a lead singer. She said of the opportunity to appear on the album, that Danger Mouse texted her saying Hey, do you want to sing on a U2 track?'" to which she responded "Yeah, I don't know. Sure.' It was a random question to ask."

Li also said "The song already has so much depth to it, you don't even need to fully understand what the lyrics are about to understand it in your soul and heart."

The Troubles lyrics:

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

You think it’s easier
To put your finger on the trouble
When the trouble is you
And you think it’s easier
To know your own tricks
Well, it’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do

I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me
And then hurt me some more
I can live with denial
But you’re not my troubles anymore

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

You think it’s easier
To give up on the trouble
If the trouble is destroying you
You think it’s easier
But before you throw me a rope
It was the one thing I could hold on to

I have a will for survival
So you can hurt me
And then hurt me some more
I can live with denial
But you’re not my troubles anymore

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

Got knows it’s not easy
Taking on the shape of someone else’s pain
Got now you can see me
I’m naked and I’m not afraid
My body’s sacred and I’m not ashamed

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

Somebody stepped inside your soul
Somebody stepped inside your soul
Little by little they robbed and stole
Till someone else was in control

Check out the lyrics to Every Breaking Wave and The Miracle from the same album.

* U2's song Ito Okashi from the Passengers days featured Japanese singer Akiko Kobayashi and of course, Zooropa featured the late and great Johnny Cash on The Wanderer.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great way to end the album.

Anonymous said...

U2 are always pretty good at closing off an album - John Cash on Zooropa or Love is Blindness come to mind!

Anonymous said...

"Got knows it’s not easy
Taking on the shape of someone else’s pain
Got now you can see me
I’m naked and I’m not afraid"
????????

"God knows" makes a lot more sense, lyrically and grammatically.