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Keren Ann — My Name Is Trouble
Album: 101
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1849









Released: 2011
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 2
My name is trouble my first name's a mess
No need to greet me i'm here to confess
But if you let me hold you i won't hold my breath
And if you let me love you i will love to death

My chances endless i tend to obsess
No game is out to my need to possess
But if you let me hold you i won't hold my breath
And if you let me love you i will love you to death

I'm petrified of emptiness a lot of signs of loneliness
Our love has tend to break me in two
If you're to come back to me, pieces ... melody
There couldn't be a better way through

My name is trouble my first name's a mess
Born to deceive you brought up to redress
And if you let me hold you i won't hold my breath
But if you make me need you i will need you less

I'm petrified of emptiness a lot of signs of loneliness
Our love has tend to break me in two
If you're to come back to me, pieces...melody
There couldn't be a better way through

My name is trouble my first name's a mess
No need to greet me i'm here to confess
And if you let me hold you i won't hold my breath
And if you let me love i will love to death

If you let me hold you i won't hold my breath
And if you let me love you i will love you to death
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Nice bass line furshur!
 DaMoGan wrote:

Indeed.  Her finger should be outside of the trigger guard unless she intends to fire it.  Poor firearms handling...


The look on her face implies she is considering whether she needs to do more to finish the job, so perhaps the intention to fire remains. 
Loved this song from first listen.  Enough to buy the CD.  Still do.

The bass riff coming out into the organ is simply perfect.
I love this today, right now…
I've learned that it is usually accurate to listen to what people say. For example, if somebody says they are "trouble," it's worth considering the strong possibility that they may, indeed, be "trouble." It is then up to you to decide if that particular kind of trouble is trouble that you want to be associated with. Just something I wish I knew back when I was young...
I always hear  the refrain from "I'm Not Lisa" by Jessi Coulter and it causes a momentary temporal dislocation. Still giving it a 7 for its quirkiness.
 spaceman wrote:
Sounds goldfrappy.
And, this is an issue....why?  Ms. Goldfrapp has just as beautiful a voice. Time to get the ears tuners, otherwise known as Qtips out, and do a self tune up!!

I read Karen... and see a gun. 
sweet voice
Crikey...what an eerily perfect coronavirus lyric and song.
Love the quirkiness of this song (as well as the video).  When I create a station in Pandora (or other streaming apps) based on this song, I get NOTHING that is anything like this song - bummer.
"My name is trOble," what?
Love the organ/synth work here...
I'll bump my 5 to a 6 on this one....simply for the fact she spells Keren the way she does....which reminds me of a former fantastic co-worker who spelled it likewise...and well damn now I feel like going up another 1....7 it is!  Long Live RP!!
Too St. Vincent.
Haven't heard this in a long time. Thanks Bill!
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:



Google Translate:
? In the Sorted ° KEM your living EYES OR PLAYING THE PART OF Daae ? a ? a ? a ? I or low back pain FEED WHAT HAPPENS BOK GAA ° ° ° AMK BÄR .. 

hmm.. I am guessing you don't like it so much.

 
That's sort of a given with ekin.
delightful
 ekin wrote:
YA GÖZÜNÜZÜN YAĞINI SÄ°KEM ÇALMAYIN ŞU PARÇAYI DAŞŞAĞINIZI YÄ°YEM NE OLUR BOK GÄ°BÄ° AMK ... 

 


Google Translate:
? In the Sorted ° KEM your living EYES OR PLAYING THE PART OF Daae ? a ? a ? a ? I or low back pain FEED WHAT HAPPENS BOK GAA ° ° ° AMK BÄR .. 

hmm.. I am guessing you don't like it so much.
 KalleB wrote:
I don't like posing with weapons ...
 
I'm willing to make exceptions:
https://www.universozumbi.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/resident-evil-6-filme.jpg
{#Sunny}
Awful°
 DaMoGan wrote:

Indeed.  Her finger should be outside of the trigger guard unless she intends to fire it.  Poor firearms handling...

 
Ha! Good one!
I wonder what the rest of the album is like because this is DEFINITELY my song all right
Stave go and learn how to speak english! ok? :)  

Stave wrote:

27, I think.  Or maybe 28?  I kind of stopped paying attention and lost count about 12 years ago. {#Propeller}

 


 The_Walrus wrote:
Haven't listened to the track, anyone who poses with weapons and thinks it's cool deserves nothing but contempt. All you trolls queue here.

 
Indeed.  Her finger should be outside of the trigger guard unless she intends to fire it.  Poor firearms handling...
"My name is trouble, my first names A Mess."

HA!  That should be the theme statement for every relationship I've ever gone into for lust only reasons. 

{#Frustrated}

Just sayin' is all.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Heard it in a movie recently. Of course it's on the RP playlist{#Clap}
 rdo wrote:

Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished;
Romeo that kill'd him, he is banished
 
I be the holy ghost of big stud Romeo Tuma...  where you be these days, hotnut?

Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  we be dancing buck naked and cross-eyed like Willy Shakes... 
Yes gets my vote wonderful Bass line ..love her voice ... as for the lyrics .. well to all critics if you dont like the words block them out and listen to her voice as another instrument , it certainly races along and a wonderful beat throughout. and with her peculiar voice it certainly made me sit up when it came on.
I usually try to just stay silent about music I don't like at all... Especially when it's on an irrational, emotional level.

But I really dislike this one a lot.
Not Keren Ann per se, there are admirable songs by her.
This one just makes run to stop it whenever it comes up.
Someone said silly, that's pretty close to what I feel... The music doesn't match the lyrics, it's conceptual, it's a creation of the mind that didn't translate well into reality...

One of the few '5's I've given to anything played on RP.
{#Naughty} KalleB wrote:
I don't like posing with weapons ...

 In that case, by all means, don't pose with weapons. I sure wouldn't...  


One of the most silly songs of recent years.
 
Ms. Ann sounds a lot like Annie Clark of St. Vincent.
 The_Walrus wrote:
Haven't listened to the track, anyone who poses with weapons and thinks it's cool deserves nothing but contempt. All you trolls queue here.

 

No need to shoot your mouth off on this topic  ;)
Haven't listened to the track, anyone who poses with weapons and thinks it's cool deserves nothing but contempt. All you trolls queue here.
 kcar wrote:
I like this song but there's just no goddamned way I'm going to pay $1.29 + tax for it. Once again the record companies screw the pooch. If they can't make a profit from 99 cents a throw then they need to fold their tents. 

This still sticks in my mental craw: going to Borders and seeing $19.99 for a pop CD. When you charge those kind of idiot prices, people will pirate digital media. It happened to music, it's happening to movies and it will happen to e-books if the publishers get dickheaded about prices or copy protection schemes. 

 
I think of all CD purchases as donations...I spend a certain amount each month no matter what...c'mon kcar u gotta support our artists...think of yourself as a patron of the arts
 ekin wrote:
YA GÖZÜNÜZÜN YAĞINI SÄ°KEM ÇALMAYIN ŞU PARÇAYI DAŞŞAĞINIZI YÄ°YEM NE OLUR BOK GÄ°BÄ° AMK ... 

 
27, I think.  Or maybe 28?  I kind of stopped paying attention and lost count about 12 years ago. {#Propeller}
YA GÖZÜNÜZÜN YAĞINI SÄ°KEM ÇALMAYIN ŞU PARÇAYI DAŞŞAĞINIZI YÄ°YEM NE OLUR BOK GÄ°BÄ° AMK ... 
 itaish wrote:
Amy Winehouse sounds much more like trouble than Keren Ann.

 

you do not  live in B.C.
the one around here is blond..............
Guilty pleasure. A solid 7.
Amy Winehouse sounds much more like trouble than Keren Ann.
Cloying, repetitive, lacking depth. As, I suppose, befits its lyrical content.
I really like this song - agree with other posts that she's got a great voice and digging the bass line.
First place I heard this song...on RP. Still sings my life....:)
I don't like posing with weapons ...
 jurma wrote:
Nice voice+bass line!

 
looks and sounds like trouble to me...
Nice voice+bass line!
I like her voice a lot, but there's something in it that would make me hesitate to turn my back if she was angry.
 meinthecorner wrote:

Preface: a cat named Trouble.

Sorry, rabbi_phil, but I just had to bring this back to the top. This is one of the most precious posts I've ever read here! I sure hope you've moved on from Ms. Trouble, my friend! 
 
i actually know this guy. i trail bike in a club with one of his kids, we live one town over from him up here  he turned me on to radio paradise at a party/.    he probably wasnt kidding about his women problems. we have yet to see anyone,ever, who more consistently attracts  absolutely the wrong kind of woman
I like this song but there's just no goddamned way I'm going to pay $1.29 + tax for it. Once again the record companies screw the pooch. If they can't make a profit from 99 cents a throw then they need to fold their tents. 

This still sticks in my mental craw: going to Borders and seeing $19.99 for a pop CD. When you charge those kind of idiot prices, people will pirate digital media. It happened to music, it's happening to movies and it will happen to e-books if the publishers get dickheaded about prices or copy protection schemes. 
This works for me right now...
 helgigermany wrote:
terrible voice!

 

Yet you list both Neil Young and Bob Dylan with a 10 rating??
terrible voice!
 MilesW wrote:
I just love the first line - classic! {#Cheers}

 

Totally agree!!!  {#Clap}
I just love the first line - classic! {#Cheers}
dislike
 d-don wrote:

Hello, friend...the church must be swaying.
 

Indeed, it is!  Hope you are having a marvelous weekend...

love this song...
 
 Lazarus wrote:

Say hello, friend...

love this song...  we be dancing...
 
 
Hello, friend...the church must be swaying.
 hidey wrote:
Brilliant song, love it more everytime I hear it. She's got a great voice too.
 
ditto
Her lovely, intriguing voice lends something to this otherwise mediocre song.  She draws you in.  Can we hear something else off the album? 
Wow...this is delightfully different!
Happy dance!  {#Dancingbanana}
 d-don wrote:

Say death,
O do not say banishment!
 
Say hello, friend...

love this song...  we be dancing...
 

Great Tune!
 rdo wrote:

Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished;
Romeo that kill'd him, he is banished
 
Say death,
O do not say banishment!
Brilliant song, love it more everytime I hear it. She's got a great voice too.
This song is phenomenal—-I'm gonna have to hear more of her.
 (former member) wrote:


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
 
Tybalt is gone, and Romeo banished;
Romeo that kill'd him, he is banished
 kurtster wrote:
Listened to the whole disc and found it pretty interesting.

This track is not at all musically like the rest of the disc.  The rest are more edgy in a laid back way.

This chick is pretty twisted but in a good way.

Great music to listen to while your packing up your new ex's stuff and deciding do I want to break this or ...

A well done effort overall. 
 
Great post, Kurtster!

You've given me a good idea of where Keren Ann is at, beyond just this song...

and I know first hand where your at right now - you made me split a gut, man!

A well done effort overall!  :o))
Listened to the whole disc and found it pretty interesting.

This track is not at all musically like the rest of the disc.  The rest are more edgy in a laid back way.

This chick is pretty twisted but in a good way.

Great music to listen to while your packing up your new ex's stuff and deciding do I want to break this or ...

A well done effort overall. 
Yet she won't touch the trigger?  Like 7X {#Dance}
Its growing on me like a cyst.  The more it goes on the more I can't stand it.{#Frustrated}

for the bass part alone...
liked it enough to buy it.

just scored a used, signed disc for $4.70 including shipping, w00t !

via RP link ...
Why does she remind me of Sia?
 kilroyjoe3 wrote:
Its the beat man!
{#Dance} 
 

Yes it is.  And her voice is nicely sewn in and out.
Uniqueness  .  nice
Its the beat man!
{#Dance} 

lkovathana wrote:
I shouldn't love this song, but I do.  It's mesmerizing.
 


I shouldn't love this song, but I do.  It's mesmerizing.
Nothing special on this song, just to say how glad I am to be able to listen to such great music, here, in France.
You even play sometimes French tunes !
Thanks for all !
Love. This. Groove. {#Dancingbanana}
Very smooth hey?
 DigitalJer wrote:
It's growing on me

7 —> 8 
 

I just did the same thing.
I like this.....
It's growing on me

7 —> 8 
Nice
What a voice!!! {#Good-vibes}
Very pretty - would like to hear more!
 rabbi_phil wrote:


your cat had the same name as my first wife. did your cat also stay out all night then come home smelling like bourbon and missing some fur?

 
Preface: a cat named Trouble.

Sorry, rabbi_phil, but I just had to bring this back to the top. This is one of the most precious posts I've ever read here! I sure hope you've moved on from Ms. Trouble, my friend! 
 Misterfixit wrote:

Yes indeed, very Zen-ish.  Especially small-bore (.22 cal) outdoor 25 meters.  Then there is always the outdoor .177 air pistol events they have in Germany.  I've fired just about all kinds of weapons in my Army days.  Much prefer the General Electric GAU 30mm Chain Gun with depleted uranium discarding sabot tracer as attached to the chin of a nice rotating set of wings with a 3-D HUD which mixes thermal, RADAR and visual TV.

 
This has nothing to do with the song, really, but the array of gunnery-related jokes that have followed are some of the laugh-out-loud funniest posts I've read here in a while. No disrespect, but WTF?!
its a little bit 'watery'..
The bass part is ingenious! Good tune!
nice segue! 
 Bruce_AK wrote:
Hearing this makes me miss having Internet access at home! One of these days I'll once again be able to listen to my favorite Internet radio someplace other than the Ranger Station!
 
I spent my youth chasing around your back yard of Tokatee and the North Umpqua. Beautiful, beautiful country.I need to get back there.

Just made me think of a patient I had on the psych unit last night who said "My name is 'Angry' so don't call me Fred!" (or Jim or Joe or whatever his real name is.  Thank you HIPAA.)

 TerryS wrote:

Ann, Keren Ann.

 
{#Lol}

Ann, Keren Ann.


Love the vibe and the staccato bassline.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Yes indeed, very Zen-ish.  Especially small-bore (.22 cal) outdoor 25 meters.  Then there is always the outdoor .177 air pistol events they have in Germany.  I've fired just about all kinds of weapons in my Army days.  Much prefer the General Electric GAU 30mm Chain Gun with depleted uranium discarding sabot tracer as attached to the chin of a nice rotating set of wings with a 3-D HUD which mixes thermal, RADAR and visual TV.
 
Scary as hell being on a combined forces gunnery range with M1s, Bradleys, and foot soldiers, shooting and moving in concert laying down suppressive fire.  Stuff blowing up left and right.  Tracer rounds flying and ricocheting every which way.  When the apaches show and start laying waste to anything down range with that 30mm cannon it's like hell itself is coming out of the ground.  I never want to go to war and I tip my hat to any soldier past, present, and future.

 MJdub wrote:

People who don't shoot always seem confused at the fact that I find shooting relaxing.  They always picture a madman at the range shooting angrily and getting more worked up with each shot.  I shoot mostly long-range, and in fact, shooting is the most relaxing activity I've ever found.  Focusing on relaxing every single muscle in your body, shooting between breaths, even heartbeats...talk about being in the zone.  Leaving the range I feel like what returning from a weekend at a spa retreat must feel like, for the people who enjoy that sort of thing.

That said, this is a really cool song!

 
Used to love  target shooting with my dad... He was a collector of mostly old military rifles and "old west" revolvers: loved the M-1 carbine and M-14 rifle.  Mauser 98 7.92mm carbine kicked like a mule but would make large plastic containers filled with water explode with considerable force from a long distance.  The old Colt peacemakers were also a fave. 

Other than lots of paper targets and large water jugs, we never harmed any living creature with these weapons.  We enjoyed the noise, fire and the smell of powder...and the challenge of being able to hit far-away targets.   I must agree that it can be relaxing, as long as you are aware of the safety issues (e.g. muzzle always down range, action clear before putting gun down, etc..)


Once again a huge thumbs up for this song!
Bumping up 9 ——-> 10 !  Just LOVE this track!  {#Yes}
My goodness, I love this song... to an unnatural degree.
Hearing this makes me miss having Internet access at home! One of these days I'll once again be able to listen to my favorite Internet radio someplace other than the Ranger Station!
Great bassline
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Sounds like a scene from the movie "Captain America!" Chill- don't get the neighbours all jacked-up. Shooting is a great hobby. Anyone in the US today who doesn't know how to pick up a gun, check if its loaded, unload it, and handle it safely has missed a key point- YES, even you yuppies in Santa Monica...  Get down to the range, hire the instructor for an hour, and for a few bucks save your own life (or maybe some innocent kid's life), ferchrissakes.

 


 rabbi_phil wrote:


your cat had the same name as my first wife. did your cat also stay out all night then come home smelling like bourbon and missing some fur?
 
Ha!  That's a post.
 Misterfixit wrote:

Yes indeed, very Zen-ish.  Especially small-bore (.22 cal) outdoor 25 meters.  Then there is always the outdoor .177 air pistol events they have in Germany.  I've fired just about all kinds of weapons in my Army days.  Much prefer the General Electric GAU 30mm Chain Gun with depleted uranium discarding sabot tracer as attached to the chin of a nice rotating set of wings with a 3-D HUD which mixes thermal, RADAR and visual TV.

 


 Misterfixit wrote:
Much prefer the General Electric GAU 30mm Chain Gun with depleted uranium discarding sabot tracer as attached to the chin of a nice rotating set of wings with a 3-D HUD which mixes thermal, RADAR and visual TV.
 
Was just saying this to the wife...    ;-0

Something for the office desk, if only to remind you of the fun you and Ah-nuld will have on the weekends: 

https://www.pbmexpress.nl/NECA39842/fr


She's great.....I love the lyrics!!!!!
 MJdub wrote:

People who don't shoot always seem confused at the fact that I find shooting relaxing.  They always picture a madman at the range shooting angrily and getting more worked up with each shot.  I shoot mostly long-range, and in fact, shooting is the most relaxing activity I've ever found.  Focusing on relaxing every single muscle in your body, shooting between breaths, even heartbeats...talk about being in the zone.  Leaving the range I feel like what returning from a weekend at a spa retreat must feel like, for the people who enjoy that sort of thing.

That said, this is a really cool song!

 
Yes indeed, very Zen-ish.  Especially small-bore (.22 cal) outdoor 25 meters.  Then there is always the outdoor .177 air pistol events they have in Germany.  I've fired just about all kinds of weapons in my Army days.  Much prefer the General Electric GAU 30mm Chain Gun with depleted uranium discarding sabot tracer as attached to the chin of a nice rotating set of wings with a 3-D HUD which mixes thermal, RADAR and visual TV.

 Misterfixit wrote:
She's looking at the handgun as if it was a tempting phallic device ... just sayin ...
  ...finger off the trigger, please...


She's looking at the handgun as if it was a tempting phallic device ... just sayin ...
Am I the only one who looks at this album cover and gets a flashback to Agent 99 on the old Get Smart TV show ;)
 misterbearbaby wrote:

I do shoot large bore handguns for recreation. Its very reflective— exactly the same as Zen archery in that it focuses the mind totally on one point; intense in that if you're not focused, you can kill yourself and people around you. Also, a bolt of fire comes blasting from your hand. Pretty cool.

 
People who don't shoot always seem confused at the fact that I find shooting relaxing.  They always picture a madman at the range shooting angrily and getting more worked up with each shot.  I shoot mostly long-range, and in fact, shooting is the most relaxing activity I've ever found.  Focusing on relaxing every single muscle in your body, shooting between breaths, even heartbeats...talk about being in the zone.  Leaving the range I feel like what returning from a weekend at a spa retreat must feel like, for the people who enjoy that sort of thing.

That said, this is a really cool song!

 romeotuma wrote:

Except for the jazzy middle eight, the lyrics are written in iambic pentameter . . .
 
 
best romeo post ever

 misterbearbaby wrote:

I do shoot large bore handguns for recreation. Its very reflective— exactly the same as Zen archery in that it focuses the mind totally on one point; intense in that if you're not focused, you can kill yourself and people around you. Also, a bolt of fire comes blasting from your hand. Pretty cool.

 
only on RP {#Naughty}
 johnjconn wrote:

My kinda girl


 
I do shoot large bore handguns for recreation. Its very reflective— exactly the same as Zen archery in that it focuses the mind totally on one point; intense in that if you're not focused, you can kill yourself and people around you. Also, a bolt of fire comes blasting from your hand. Pretty cool.