Lenka "Trouble Is a Friend"


More from this Lenka woman. Her music is called “Alternative Pop.” It is also called Indie Pop. Power pop, punk and post-punk were all influences.  It originated in the UK, especially Scotland, in the mid 1980’s. The grandfather of all of this sort of music was a band called The Smiths. We can go back even before that to the Buzzcocks and the Ramones. Let’s face it, there is a lot of power pop in those punk rock groups.
Next came the Jesus and Mary Chain, a band I am very fond of. They combined influences from the Velvet Underground, the Beach Boys and Phil Spector’s “wall of sound.” New Order, which grew out of Joy Division, was another influence. New Order seems to be influencing a lot of modern music genres.
I think I am starting to like this type of music!
This is more “chick music.” Look at the lyrics. Sounds like she is describing a typical female Borderline Personality Disorder type:
“Trouble Is A Friend”
Trouble – it will find you
No matter where you go
Oh, oh
No matter if you’re fast
No matter if you’re slow
Oh, oh
The eye of the storm
Or the cry in the morn
Oh, oh
You’re fine for a while
But you start to lose control
He’s there in the dark
He’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings
He’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Ahh
Trouble is a friend
But trouble is a foe
Oh, oh
And no matter what I feed him
He always seems to grow
Oh, oh
He sees what I see
And he knows what I know
Oh, oh
So don’t forget
As you ease on down my road
He’s there in the dark
He’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings
He’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Oh, oh
So don’t be alarmed
If he takes you by the arm
I won’t let him win
But I’m a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Ahh
How I hate the way he makes me feel
And how I try to make him leave
I try
Oh, oh, I try
But he’s there in the dark
He’s there in my heart
He waits in the wings
He’s gotta play a part
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Oh, oh
So don’t be alarmed
If he takes you by the arm
I won’t let him win
But I’m a sucker for his charm
Trouble is a friend
Yeah
Trouble is a friend of mine
Ahh
Ooh
Ahh
Ooh

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  1. oh yes, the Jesus and the Mary Chain – what a great band that was…still listen to their albums, and their songs have not lost their power after all those years…

    1. I used to have their Psychocandy album in the late 80’s and I haven’t heard it since then, I’ve been aching to hear it lately, Robert as always you have great taste and knowledge in music, would love to smoke a joint with you some day and listen to some tunes.

      1. Hahaahaaha! Come on down and visit then. You are always welcome here. I have already met a few commenters on the website in meatspace. 😉
        What do you think of this Lenka stuff?

        1. Not so much the first song you posted but this one I like a lot, I think she’s really sweet. I actually know an artist in the San Diego area who is kind of a mentorlike figure to me who I’ve never met in person, If I ever visit California some day that now makes two people I’ll have to meet.

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