Music Friday: Pink’s Fingers Are Bejeweled With Diamonds and Gold in 2004’s Grammy Winner, ‘Trouble’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you hit songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today’s featured song, “Trouble,” earned Pink a Grammy in 2004 for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

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In the song about how “trouble” follows Pink wherever she goes, the singer explains that her choice of fine jewelry can hardly mask her tough-girl persona.

In the first verse, she sings, “No attorneys / To plead my case / No orbits / To send me into outta space / And my fingers / Are bejeweled / With diamonds and gold / But that ain’t gonna help me now.”

Co-written by Pink and Tim Armstrong, “Trouble” was the lead single from Pink’s third studio album, Try This, and peaked at #68 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2003. The song landed Pink a 2004 Grammy Award for her video performance of the song, where she rides into a one-horse town and promptly ignites a huge bar brawl.

Despite the song’s modest chart performance, ”Trouble” has been featured in many popular films, including White Chicks (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), as well as Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011).

Alecia Beth Moore, popularly known by her stage name Pink, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and has earned three Grammy Awards and six MTV Video Music Awards. Billboard named her Woman of the Year in 2013 and VH1 ranked her number 10 on its list of the 100 Greatest Women in Music.

Please check out the video at the end of this post. It’s Pink performing “Trouble” during “The Truth About Love Tour” in 2013. That tour ran for nearly a year, included 142 shows and grossed an astounding $184 million.

The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along.

“Trouble”
Written by Tim Armstrong and Pink. Performed by Pink.

No attorneys
To plead my case
No orbits
To send me into outta space
And my fingers
Are bejeweled
With diamonds and gold
But that ain’t gonna help me now

[Chorus]

I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I disturb my town
I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble y’all
I got trouble in my town

You think your right
But you were wrong
You tried to take me
But I knew all along
You can take me
For a ride
I’m not a fool out
So you better run and hide

[Chorus]

If you see me coming
Down the street then
You know it’s time to
Go (and you know it’s time to go
cause here comes trouble)

No attorneys
To plead my case
No orbits
To send me into outta space
And my fingers
Are bejeweled
With diamonds and gold
But that ain’t gonna help me now

You think your right
But you were wrong
You tried to take me
But I knew all along
You can take me
For a ride
Cause I’m not a fool out
So you better run and hide

[Chorus]

So if you see me coming
Down the street then
You know it’s time to
Go (go-oh-oh, I got)

[Chorus]

Trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble ya’ll
I got trouble in my town
I’m trouble
Yeah trouble now
I’m trouble ya’ll
I got trouble in my town [Repeat: x3]

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