Trouble (4:29)

Cover of Parachutes

From Parachutes and 133 other releases

Trouble is a song by English band Coldplay.
The band wrote the song and co-produced it with British record producer Ken Nelson for Coldplay’s debut album, Parachutes. The song repeats the word trouble throughout the lyrics, and its musicscape is minimalist.

The song was released on 26 October 2000 as the album’s third single. It reached number 10 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the band’s second Top 10 single in the country. Although Trouble failed to chart on the main singles chart in the United States, the music press deemed it almost as successful as its predecessor, Yellow . Two different music videos for the song were released.

According to Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin, he wrote Trouble as a result of his own behavior. He recalls, “There were some bad things going in our band … the song is about behaving badly towards somebody you really love and I was certainly doing that to some members of the band.” He added that he supposed it was about time to act of a knobhead. The four members of Coldplay co-wrote “trouble “.

Like the song “Yellow”, which repeats the word yellow, Martin wrote “Trouble” with the repetitive use of the word trouble. The song’s lyrics are on “softer emotional themes”; including apologies, unrequited love, and longing. The song’s musicscape was said to be minimalist. Trouble is built around a piano, with a snare drum background that was mixed very low. The snare drum section tends to be inaudible when the guitars come in.


Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (134)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Coldplay - High Speed 4:14 555,538
Coldplay - Parachutes 0:46 600,892
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know 3:58 941,353
Oasis - Wonderwall 4:18 1,703,631
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars 4:31 1,255,173
Radiohead - Creep 3:55 1,395,867

Listening Trend

Sorry, there was a problem fetching these charts. Please try again in a few minutes.

Explore more

Listen to, buy or share


Send Ringtones to Cell

Oh no I see
A spider web it's tangled up with me
And I lost my head
The thought of all the stupid things I said

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners